Category Archives: Finances

YouTube Documentary on George Mueller

Yesterday, I quoted George Mueller on the Bible.  Here again is what he said: The vigor of our spiritual life will be in exact proportion to the place held by the Bible in our life and thoughts.  I solemnly state this … Continue reading

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750 Million People Still Don’t Have Access to Clean Drinking Water

Take a look at what we don’t have to do in order to have a drink of clean water. Full story, including bar chart and link to the full report from the World Health Organization at Mashable (a 1 min read; … Continue reading

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World Vision and Samaritan’s Purse

The current World Vision flap calls to mind some interesting history. World Vision was founded in 1950 by a man named Bob Pierce, who after leaving World Vision, founded Samaritan’s Purse.  The two organizations were each formed with essentially the … Continue reading

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The Next Time You Think You’re Poor, Remember This Map

One of the strangest – and most inappropriate – complaints for Americans to make is about “the rich,” as if it was someone else.  The next time you’re tempted to think you’re poor, remember the map you’ll see at this … Continue reading

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Financing Ministry

The blog post linked below presents a well-argued case by Lydia McGrew for the self-financing of Christian ministry where possible. In this post, Wintery Knight gives links similar counsel from Christian apologist J. Warner (Jim) Wallace. Wintery Knight also provides … Continue reading

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BBC News – Child victims of Pakistan’s ‘begging mafia’

Excerpt: For many Pakistani Muslims, visiting a shrine and donating money to beggars go hand in hand. But their generosity has encouraged the creation of a “begging mafia” which forces thousands of children into a life of slavery. Shrines dedicated … Continue reading

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The global food crisis – 1 billion hungry

The global food crisis – 1 billion hungry.

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One billion slum dwellers – The Big Picture – Boston.com

One billion people worldwide live in slums, a number that will likely double by 2030. The characteristics of slum life vary greatly between geographic regions, but they are generally inhabited by the very poor or socially disadvantaged… via One billion … Continue reading

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How Churchianity Robs the Poor

The following statistics come from an Amazon book review of The Hole in Our Gospel by Rich Stearns, CEO of WorldVision, a large humanitarian relief organization. * The total annual income of American churchgoers: $5.2 trillion * Amount available if … Continue reading

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