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With Tax Day looming, U.S. citizens across the country are thinking a lot about taxes. While writing that check to the IRS is a chore many do begrudgingly, remember that paying taxes is a way to show you love your neighbor. […] Read More

Taxation is rarely discussed in local churches. It seems that analyzing taxation from a faith perspective has become taboo. Researching taxation and faith for this article and reviewing what EthicsDaily.com found when filming its faith-and-taxation documentary, “Sacred Texts, Social Duty,” it seems that ministers have been hesitant to speak on this matter. Many have likely […] Read More

People have all kinds of feelings about taxation. Some are convinced that taxation is just the government taking hard-earned money out of our pockets, while others hold a more indifferent attitude. Generally speaking, it is probably safe to say that most people want to keep as much of their paychecks as possible while still paying […] Read More

Did Jesus pay taxes? In all likelihood, he did. The Roman tax system made it virtually impossible for anyone to avoid paying taxes. If you raised crops, produced oil or wine from your vineyard, traveled on roads and over bridges, imported or exported goods, docked at a harbor or received an income from an employer […] Read More

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A sermon by Randy Hyde, Pastor, Pulaski Heights Baptist Church, Little Rock, Ar. July 6, 2014 Exodus 33:12-23; Matthew 22:15-22 I’ve got the routine down pretty well, since I’ve been doing it this way for a number of years. Each week, I set aside a certain amount of money and put it into a savings […] Read More

A few weeks ago, I had the privilege of co-authoring an op-ed with Missouri Governor Jay Nixon titled “Standing in the Gap for Working Missourians.” It was written in support of providing health coverage to 300,000 working Missourians through the expansion of the state’s Medicaid program. Under the proposed expansion, low-income Missourians who can’t afford […] Read More

Millions of Britons are boycotting companies seen to be avoiding their fair share of taxes in the United Kingdom, according to new research from Christian Aid, a relief and development agency. A ComRes survey about public perceptions around tax avoidance found a third (34 percent) of Britons say that they currently boycott the products or […] Read More

Tax is a thorny issue. Raise it in most social situations and you will be met with stony silence and stern looks that tell you this is not something people are comfortable discussing in public. However, tax justice is an issue that Christian Aid has been speaking out against for the last four years and the […] Read More

Has President Barack Obama become what he, his campaign and liberal pundits accused Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney of being? Romney was pulverized for flip-flopping, shading ideas to the point of distortion and making up facts. Yet within weeks of being re-elected president, Obama has done the same thing. With few exceptions, the left has […] Read More

President Obama wants to limit tax deductions on charitable giving by the wealthy, those who give an estimated one-third of all charitable gifts. He thinks that capping or cutting the tax deduction on gifts will help the nation avoid the “fiscal cliff.” Nonprofit leaders oppose such a move. “President Obama and Congress are considering caps […] Read More