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Pastor Creflo Dollar Wants Your Dollars

Steve Siebold | Posted 03.19.2015 | Politics
Steve Siebold

Plain and simple: Pastor Creflo Dollar is a disgrace. Today's headlines read: "Creflo Dollar's lofty plan seeks $65M jet for global missions." And if that wasn't enough, the man bearing the name Dollar, is asking 200,000 people to contribute $200 each to purchase the plane.

Topsy-Turvy Theological Acts

Martin Marty | Posted 02.28.2015 | Religion
Martin Marty

We did not have to squint or wear spectacles to sight this top-of-the-front-page Chicago Tribune headline on Christmas, "Tithing in Reverse." If something in the world is going the wrong way, putting or viewing it in reverse can be a good option. This story was an instance.

We Tithe, Pay Our Bills, Are Deep in Debt and Want to Buy a House

Steve Rhode | Posted 07.23.2013 | Business
Steve Rhode

Reader Question My husband was without income or on reduced income for 3 years. We accumulated debt during that time in the name of "just surviving",...

The Sequestrations Of God

Robert C. Crosby, D.Min. | Posted 05.01.2013 | Religion
Robert C. Crosby, D.Min.

While our government squabbles over the "sequestration" of some $85 billion and over who is to blame, it may help if we would raise our view just a bit higher. Perhaps the deadlock in Washington has become so severe that nothing short of divine intervention will help at this point.

Starting the 'Christmas Tithe'

Jim Wallis | Posted 01.29.2013 | Religion
Jim Wallis

A recent poll showed that Americans plan to spend more this Christmas season on consumer gifts than they did last year, but give less to charities and ministries that help the poor. But rather than just being judgmental, let's do something about it.

Election Disaster For Religious Conservatives? I Couldn't Disagree More

Tim Suttle | Posted 01.12.2013 | Religion
Tim Suttle

Evangelicals have to move our focus away from right wing politics and begin focusing on mission. When I say mission, I don't mean saving souls so much as pursuing the kingdom of God.

Mitt Romney and the Tithing Gimmick

Michael D'Antonio | Posted 11.13.2012 | Religion
Michael D'Antonio

No modern presidential candidate has made a show of his church donations in the way Mitt Romney has made a show of his Mormon tithing. But his donations say nothing about his worthiness to hold public office, let alone his goodness.

Jesus, Taxes And Proof-Texting

Bethany Blankley | Posted 11.07.2012 | Religion
Bethany Blankley

Here's the problem with liberals like Erika Christakis: they misuse Christian Scripture for their own political purposes, which is exactly what Jesus was against.

Are Conservatives Really More Charitable? Or Just More Religious?

James Peron | Posted 10.28.2012 | Impact
James Peron

Since donations to religious groups, even uncharitable ones, count as "charitable giving," then it is no surprise that religious people give more to charity. Simply put, the study shows that non-religious people don't donate to religion.

Tithing: Where Does the Money Go?

Posted 08.17.2012 | Religion

Is giving money the only way to give back? In tough economic times, tithing -- the practice of giving 10 percent of one's income to a religious co...

Houses Of Worship Accept Plastic, Too

The New York Times | Posted 10.13.2012 | Money

For anyone who spends time pondering the cost of keeping the lights on and the staff paid at their houses of worship, the Mormon tithing slip has a so...

How Do The Candidates Give?

Barbara Dobkin | Posted 04.01.2012 | Religion
Barbara Dobkin

We now know how wealthy some of our presidential candidates are -- but what we really need to know to judge each one's character is how they give those funds away.

Report Says Tithing And Church Spending Hit Record Lows

Posted 12.13.2011 | Religion

By Piet Levy Religion News Service (RNS) Tithing to U.S. Protestant churches as a percentage of income is at its lowest level in at least 41 years...

Rick Perry's Church-Giving Hypocrisy

Eric Sapp | Posted 11.23.2011 | Religion
Eric Sapp

The values Rick Perry applies to politics are those of the atheist Ayn Rand, not those of Jesus Christ.

Andrea Stone

Mitt Romney: 'Generous' Philanthropist Whose Biggest Charitable Cause Is The Mormon Church | Andrea Stone | Posted 10.11.2011 | Politics

This article is part of a series in which HuffPost is taking a close look at the charitable giving of Republican presidential candidates. How much and...

Give 'Til It Hurts

BJ Gallagher | Posted 08.13.2011 | Religion
BJ Gallagher

As the collection basket made its way toward me, I wondered what to do. My business had been slow, so I had no extra money to give. I desperately wanted to support this marvelous process unfolding in South Africa.

Tithing: Sharing God's Abundance

BJ Gallagher | Posted 07.23.2011 | Religion
BJ Gallagher

Tithing was something I had wanted to do for a long time, but I was afraid -- afraid I would not have enough money to meet my needs, afraid of financial insecurity.

Tax Season: The Most Spiritual Time Of The Year?

Ari Hart | Posted 06.04.2011 | Religion
Ari Hart

How we make and spend our money can and should be a spiritual concern. All faiths have profound things to say about money, from the Social Gospels to the concept of zakat and everything in between.

State Of The Plate: Small Churches Feeling Financial Squeeze

Posted 05.30.2011 | Religion

By Richard Yeakley Religion News Service (RNS) Almost all U.S. churches witnessed a change in the financial giving they received in 2010 compared to ...

Synagogues Rarely Mention God in Appeals, Unlike Churches | Posted 05.25.2011 | Religion

Amid economic and sociological changes within the Jewish community, many communal and religious leaders are beginning to think about new models of syn...

$#*! My Dad Says: Life Lessons From Another Type of American Father

Kate Kelly | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Kate Kelly

My father -- probably like many of your fathers -- taught life lessons by good example. He died in 2002, but the lessons I learned are so clearly with me it is as if I had spoken to him yesterday. Here are some of the more memorable things he shared.

Church Collection: Should Conscientious Catholics Stop Giving?

Michele Somerville | Posted 05.25.2011 | Religion
Michele Somerville

Were it possible to tithe to the parish alone, I'd tithe double! But I'm torn. For I know that the capo di tutti capi skims his take off the top first.

The Generosity Plan

Dr. Susan Corso | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Dr. Susan Corso

Ms. LeMay began her generosity practice as a child. Over time, she realized she was an activist. Activism worked better for her as an idea rather than philanthropy.

The Newest Old Business Trend

Avital Andrews | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Avital Andrews

Tithing -- offering a percentage of income for a cause -- dates back to the Old Testament. And lately its popularity is surging in the business world.

Evangelical Palin Violating Biblical Command

Daoud Kuttab | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Daoud Kuttab

I was astonished as I read the details of Sarah and Todd Palin's 2006 and 2007 tax returns...