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This thesis examines the way consumer culture and resistance are at play within contemporary evangelical churches through two case studies. The first explicates consumer frames within a suburban megachurch which construct a consumer spirituality. The second examines the potential of religious practices, specifically a community meal and participatory worship, within an urban emerging church. It argues that consumer spirituality invites audiences to approach their religiosity as isolated, self interested individuals and to enact their spirituality through purchases instead of other actions. This perspective can undermine Christian values including community, justice, and participation as those created in the image of God. Practices of community and participation instead provide opportunities to enact and express those values in productive ways.