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Growing movement seeks ‘freedom from stuff’

Traci Smith
Traci Smith

The spiritual connection between a 58-inch flat screen TV and the human soul may seem tenuous to many Americans.

It may be even harder to believe how that elegantly simple IKEA coffee table makes life more complicated.

But rest assured, Traci Smith says, the material and spiritual are bound together and the former can definitely muck up the latter.

“There’s an idea that your spiritual life is divorced from the rest of your life, but it’s just your life,” says Smith, a Presbyterian pastor in San Antonio, Texas, and author of Seamless Faith: Simple Practices for Daily Family Life.

“There is no separate spiritual life. It’s all connected,” she told Baptist News Global.

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