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How to Keep Your Money Safe From Paula White’s Troubling Numbers

Paula White is telling people they can have a good 2018 if they give God the firstfruits of their wages at the outset of the year. You could give a month’s salary as she tries to do, but admits that … Continue reading

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Paula White Ministries: Send me your money so God will pay attention to you

I hadn’t heard of Paula White until a few months ago, but what I’ve heard saddens me.* She has a “ministry” which teaches people that God’s healing and favor in your life are dependent on whether you can develop an … Continue reading

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Prosperity Preachers and My Days as a Disc Jockey

I was a late night disc jockey for a few years back in high school and college. On my best nights I probably had a dozen listeners. Not all at once, but still. My friends Jack and Greg would stop … Continue reading

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God the Cosmic ATM – a prosperity gospel heresy

Don’t Say Amen to the Money Gospel This showed up on my Facebook feed today, along with the instruction to “type Amen and SHARE” and then the money would be all mine within 24 hours! Look at that fat roll of … Continue reading

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Marriage, Money, and Making Decisions – how it looks in a marriage of equals

[From the archives.] *** Cabaret has that wonderfully avaricious song, Money, Money: Money makes the world go around The world go around The world go around Money makes the world go around It makes the world go ’round. A mark, … Continue reading

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I Made a Swap with a Homeless Man and Came Out Ahead on the Deal

I crossed the street headed to the coffee shop. As I stood there in the blessedly warm February sun, a man in worn and dirty clothes sitting on the low wall next to the post office said, “Hey, you work at … Continue reading

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Casino Promises a 95% payback – and it’s not a scam!

Casinos truly care about giving money away. It’s where you go to give away your money. There’s a casino billboard along a stretch of highway around here. It promises 95% payback on its slot machines. What this really means is they promise to … Continue reading

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Money Makes My Head Spin Around

[I wrote this for Ellen Painter Dollar’s blog last June, part of a series she ran on faith and money.] *** Cabaret has that wonderfully avaricious song, Money, Money: Money makes the world go around The world go around The … Continue reading

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