Dirty money. It’s not just the Netflix series about corporate corruption. It’s the headline some believers apply to money. After all, Jesus Himself said it was dirty — once, sort of, when He called money…
Wandering Aramean: That’s quite a pile of grain you have there, Mr. Building-Bigger-Barns!
Mr. Building-Bigger-Barns: Tell me about it. I’m definitely going to have to build bigger barns! Who are you?
WA: I’m just a wandering Aramean, but most people know me as ‘Jacob’.
1976 was the bicentennial year for the United States. It was also year number one of recovery from a three-year recession, during which 2.3 million Americans lost their jobs. This was a post-World War II record, which only punctuated the impact felt by tens of million of people.
Remember when we spoke on the phone last year? Thanks for taking my call!
Don’t worry if you can’t remember. I do.
When the pandemic first hit, you explained to me how giving at your church had dipped significantly. But then you shared how members found ways to give, even though they couldn’t meet in person. Some simply mailed in their contributions, while others set up online giving accounts. I even heard about arrangements for a local bank to take offerings through the window at the drive-up teller!