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5 Ways Money Quietly Poisons Our Faith
Originally Posted: 03/13/2014 - 9:55am | Type: Blog

It’s sometimes cliché for Christians to warn about the dangers of idolizing wealth and money, but the negative impact it can have on our faith is more subtle than we often realize. Here are a few ways it cover ...

Time to Change the Rules? Examining Our Relationship With Money
Originally Posted: 01/30/2014 - 12:08pm | Type: Blog

Jesus was quite clear that our allegiance was to be with the POOR, not the barons of Wall Street. I have a confession to make. I am addicted to office supplies. I grew up in a ...

And You Wonder Why People Aren’t Christians: Transportation Edition
Originally Posted: 07/05/2013 - 4:19pm | Type: Blog

I’ve said many times before that I believe that some people who were Christians and left the faith or those who reject Christianity altogether do so not because of any objection to the teachings of Jesus Chris ...

Starting the 'Christmas Tithe'
Originally Posted: 11/30/2012 - 10:27am | Type: Blog

Let’s start “A Christmas Tithe.” Let’s spread the idea to our kids, our families, our friends and neighbors, and to the members of our congregations. Religion is far too judgmenta ...

Romney Says Tax Returns Would Publicize Private Mormon Tithing
Originally Posted: 08/23/2012 - 1:55pm | Type: Blog

Mitt Romney says in a new interview that one of the reasons he’s distressed about disclosing his tax returns is that everyone sees how much money he and his wife, Ann, have donated to his Mormon church, and th ...

Donations to Religious Institutions Decline for Second Straight Year
Originally Posted: 06/21/2012 - 3:01pm | Type: Blog

Post-recession America is beginning to open its wallet to charities again, but is not giving as generously to religious institutions. WASHINGTON — Post-recession America is begin ...

A Faith-Based Aid Revolution in the Muslim World?
Originally Posted: 06/01/2012 - 1:16pm | Type: Blog

Every year, somewhere between US$200 billion and $1 trillion are spent in “mandatory” alms and voluntary charity across the Muslim world, Islamic financial analysts estimate.   At the low end of the estimate, this is 15 times more than  global h ...

Report Says Church Giving on the Rebound
Originally Posted: 03/27/2012 - 4:43pm | Type: Blog

The recession and a sluggish recovery have made for a lighter collection plate in recent years, but a new study shows that giving to U.S. congregations bounced back in 2011 as the economy improved. ...

Churches Lost $1.2 Billion in Recession
Originally Posted: 03/22/2012 - 3:31pm | Type: Blog

According to the 2012 Yearbook of American & Canadian Churches, the almost $29 billion contributed by church members represented a 2.2 percent decrease in terms of per capita giving. ...

Tithing: No Buts About It
Originally Posted: 03/15/2012 - 12:09pm | Type: SojoMail

March 15, 2012   QUOTE OF THE WEEK “A huge problem is that the ...

Tithing: No Buts About It
Originally Posted: 03/15/2012 - 12:00pm | Type: Blog

I’ve been lying about money. No, I’m still lying about money. But, I’m getting better. I’ve been lying about money. No, I’m still lying about money. But, I’m getting better. ...

Yes, Mormons Tithe, But Most Others Don't
Originally Posted: 02/03/2012 - 1:49pm | Type: Blog

But compared to other religious Americans, the Romneys and other Mormons are fairly atypical when it comes to passing the plate. Across the rest of the religious landscape, tithing is often preached but rarely ...