Why, so often, during my 23 years of parish ministry, did my own actions and attitudes related to money betray my faith convictions about it?
Lecturing my millennial friend on the priorities of giving won't accomplish much. Truth is, he has a lot more to say about how and when church ministry will be paid for than I do.
Few church members will receive fame and accolades the way Aretha Franklin did during her lifetime. But every believer, no matter how meager their circumstances, can learn a valuable lesson from her about important conversations with fellow believers and loved ones.
Countless voices tell our children money makes the world go round. Parents must speak louder and say otherwise.
Lottery records will keep shattering. Dreams about how to spend untold millions will continue to be spun by throngs. Does that mean the Church can’t grow believers who know better?
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On Ash Wednesday I decided to give up my afternoon cup of coffee and thus began the longest Lenten season of my life.