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Big Churches, Big Bucks: Southern Senior Pastors Take Top Salaries
Originally Posted: 09/10/2014 - 10:41am | Type: Blog

Large churches in the South tend to pay their senior pastors the highest salaries, a new  survey  finds. That’s one of the conclusions on churches and finances released Sept. 9 by  Leadership Network , a Dallas-based church think tank, and the  ...

Partisan Fighting Spells Trouble for Church Insurance Under Obamacare
Originally Posted: 08/12/2013 - 8:07am | Type: Blog

An effort to tweak President Obama’s health care reform bill to fill a gap for church health insurance plans could fail because of Republicans’ insistence on repealing the law. ...

How Will I Know I Have Given Enough?
Originally Posted: 04/12/2013 - 1:07pm | Type: Blog

I am advocating that individual Christians and church communities stop thinking of serving others as a line in a budget of many competing priorities, and begin to think about emulating God’s grace as central t ...

Luke 15:11-32, Migration, and our Prodigal Public
Originally Posted: 03/05/2013 - 1:20pm | Type: Blog

While the parable of Luke 15:11-32 is about many things (and it is filled with countless lessons), one can argue that it is about the restoration of community through radical hospitality. ...

Mormon Church Lashes Out at Bloomberg Businessweek for Satirical Prophet Cover
Originally Posted: 07/14/2012 - 3:48pm | Type: Blog

The Mormon church is lashing back at a business magazine that parodied their prophet’s mission and portrayed the church as lucratively rich but miserly with charitable donations. ...

The Donald Trumps the Bible on Financial Advice
Originally Posted: 03/07/2012 - 6:00am | Type: Blog

According to a survey conducted in February by two biblically oriented nonprofits, 50 percent of Americans would choose Donald Trump as their financial adviser, despite his history of filing for bankruptcy, an ...