Once again, the number of articles I had planned on blogging about has piled up beyond manageable levels. I'll be deleting some and putting others below...
Those of you who know how much I disdain the health-and-wealth prosperity gospel will have a pretty good idea how sad this article made me: Ka-ching-in-the-ka-church
Or this article: The Five Richest Pastors in Nigeria.
Articles like these make my heart resonate with this statement: "The Scriptures forbid charging for ministry . . . in any circumstance or situation. It is that black and white." To get the full context, click on the following link and prepare to be seriously challenged: "Peddling the Word of God for profit . . . should we be charging for ministry?" Nov, 2011.
A word of advice to future pastors, based on this article: War and Peace. Someday, there may be an opportunity to take a position at a church where a beloved founding pastor has just left. Be careful. There is a saying in pastoral circles: Never be the guy that replaces "The Guy." Be the guy that replaces the guy that replaced "The Guy."
Fascinating article on "the marriage gap." Asks the question: what are the economic consequences of choosing to marry or not marry?
You don't want to miss this. The President and the Prophet: Obama's Unusual Encounter with Eric Metaxas.
Bonus link!!! Links to multiple additional articles via freakonomics.
Have a great week!