Church Giving Tops $50 Billion A Year In U.S.—And Its Future Is Not A Collection Plate
Ruth Graham, Fast Company
“Churches are no different than any other operation in that they need to be relevant and convenient,” said RaeAnn Slaybaugh, editor of Church Executive magazine, who has reported on new giving options. “The difficulty is in capitalizing on a moment of generosity.”
The Basics of a Biblical Theology of Work
Amy L. Sherman, The Gospel Coalition
To inspire their flock about their daily work, congregational leaders need to start with the vital truth that work preceded the fall. This truth is foundational for faithful vocational stewardship. Work is not a result of humankind’s fall into sin. Work is central in Genesis 1 and 2.
In Seven States, Atheists Push to End Largely Forgotten Ban
Laurie Goodstein, New York Times
Maryland and six other states still have articles in their constitutions saying people who do not believe in God are not eligible to hold public office. Maryland’s Constitution still says belief in God is a requirement even for jurors and witnesses.
9 Things I Wish Everyone Knew About the Persecution of Christians
Rick McDaniel, OnFaith
Is discrimination against Christians an acceptable form of prejudice?