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When presented with an open-ended question about things that provide meaning in their lives, U.S. adults picked family, career and money as the top three responses over spirituality and faith. […] Read More

A Presbyterian seminary released a report challenging the influx of corporate money in U.S. political campaigns as harmful to democracy and the needs of the poor. Auburn Theological Seminary brought together perspectives of several Christian and Jewish theologians to think about moral consequences of current campaign dynamics. Titled “Lo$ing Faith in Our Democracy: A Theological […] Read More

A sermon by Robert Browning, Pastor, First Baptist Church, Frankfort, Ky. November 10, 2013 Luke 19:1-10  Today’s text reminds me of a Charles Dickens novel, A Christmas Carol. You recall Ebenezer Scrooge was the main character in that play. He was the richest man in town, but also the most despised because he was so […] Read More

A sermon by Randy Hyde, Pastor, Pulaski Heights Baptist Church, Little Rock, Ar. September 29, 2013 Psalm 91:9-16; 1 Timothy 6:6-19                           Some of you, at least, are aware that I am an avid amateur photographer. I am of the school that believes a picture doesn’t convey a thousand words but tens of thousands. A really […] Read More

Jesus tells an intriguing story in Luke 16:1-9 about a dishonest manager who strikes off significant amounts owed by debtors so that when he is dismissed, he would be welcomed into their homes. “His master commended the dishonest manager because he had acted shrewdly; for the children of this age are shrewder in dealing with […] Read More

What does money mean to you? For many of us, I think, money means safety and security. We depend on money to feed us, clothe us, house us, provide medical care for us, transport us and educate us.  Money puts gates around our neighborhoods, fences around our yards, and alarms on our doors. Money means safety […] Read More

A sermon delivered by Michael Cheuk, Senior Minister, University Baptist Church, Charlottesville, Va., on November 4, 2012. Ephesians 1:15-23 This morning, however, I will be addressing the confluence of two topics that I know you love to hear: politics and money.  We are two days away from election day, which I know many of you […] Read More

(RNS) James A. Roberts was watching an ABC News Nightline episode on basketball legend Shaquille O’Neal recently when he heard about the size of the retired player’s Florida home: 70,000 square feet. Even for a man who spends his time studying consumer behavior as a marketing professor at Baylor University, Roberts was stunned. His latest […] Read More


A sermon delivered by Randy Hyde, Pastor, Pulaski Heights Baptist Church, Little Rock, Ark., on November 13, 2011.            Psalm 90:1-6; Matthew 25:14-30 There’s a real temptation for me to take it easy with this sermon. What I mean by that is that there is a surface-level meaning to this parable Jesus told, the one we […] Read More

VATICAN CITY (RNS) Blaming the world’s economic and financial crisis on an “economic liberalism that spurns rules and controls,” the Vatican on Monday (Oct. 24) released an ambitious proposal for global regulation of the financial industry and the international money supply. The 16-page document from the Pontifical Council for Justice and Peace calls for a […] Read More