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Church Giving Reaches Depression-Era Record Lows
Originally Posted: 10/25/2013 - 10:59am | Type: Blog

WASHINGTON — Collection plates are growing even lighter as Protestant church member giving reached new lows in 2011, and tithing probably will not recover from the recession, according to a new report by Empty ...

Consultants Help Churches with the Business of Growth
Originally Posted: 10/03/2013 - 3:34pm | Type: Blog

Each weekend, 18,000 people gather at one of Eagle Brook Church’s five locations outside St. Paul, Minn., to hear pastors preach family-friendly sermons on avoiding excuses and learning to forgive. ...

How Will I Know I Have Given Enough?
Originally Posted: 04/12/2013 - 2:07pm | 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 ...

On Scripture: The Value of Chump Change
Originally Posted: 11/07/2012 - 11:43am | Type: Blog

The widow we encounter in Mark 12:38-44 provides a case study in poverty and oppression. Unable to confront poverty, we have turned her into something safer – an example of generosity. ...

An Offering of Self
Originally Posted: 10/16/2012 - 2:23pm | Type: Blog

Maybe the path to civility and peace can be found somewhere along the path from my house to a Malinki village. This morning, Madu walked the one kilometer path from his village to ...

Donations to Religious Institutions Decline for Second Straight Year
Originally Posted: 06/21/2012 - 4:01pm | 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 ...