Hi friend, You wrote: ...the modern church's morphing of Christianity into another system centered upon marketing.
I could not agree more. I see this everywhere. It's not that marketing itself is bad, it's that we have lost site of the great realties of time and eternity. And turned Jesus into our personal Genie.
May God have mercy upon us. And may our prayers continually arise that He might use us in his true Vineyard. The harvest is great - the laborers few.