Contributing writer Rodney Kennedy makes the case that if ever a Bible story reads like our national mythology, it’s Jesus’s story of the rich farmer in Luke 12. In America, we don’t recognize the farmer's actions as greed — we call it a vision, a
Contributing writer Rodney Kennedy argues that the church has failed to properly denounce greed. Mammon is our national god and greed is our national liturgy. Advertisers have become our American clergy and excessive capitalism has made us more capitalist and less Christian.
We wonder if the new space race between billionaires actually represents progress. In this issue of A Public Witness, we look not toward the stars but back on Earth to consider the moral lessons we can learn from these men so rich they are literally choosing
There are numerous Christian nonprofits in the United States that teach “economic discipleship” — the idea that money and faith go hand in hand. These groups stress that money is one of the most common topics discussed in the Bible — and one that’s often
Breaking the taboo about money talk can be fruitful for congregations, a new study shows. The more congregations talk about money, the more likely they are to see a corresponding increase in giving, according to the National Study of Congregations’ Economic Practices.
Through various programs on economic discipleship, the Boston Faith & Justice Network is inspiring Christians to put biblical values into practice, including rethinking how they’re spending their time and money.
BOSTON (RNS) — Two weeks ago, the government walked back its plan to replace President Andrew Jackson on the front of the $20 bill with abolitionist Harriet Tubman’s face for eight additional years. But that didn't end the matter at Hope Central Church in Boston.
“Brother Wade,” the voice said on the phone. I recognized the voice.
“Why, hello, how are you?’
He never answered how he was; instead he moved immediately
As congregations continue to face lean economic times, they look for ways to stretch their dollars — particularly as facility needs change. Many are opting for renovating existing space, rather
The Missouri Baptist Convention is seeking to collect attorneys’ fees and court costs even as its case against the Missouri Baptist Foundation continues in the legal system. The MBC Agency Restoration Group reported to messengers to the MBC annual meeting on the status of the