Charitable Giving Up Slightly but Still Ailing

(RNS) Charitable giving is trickling back up as the economy heals, but it could take years to return to pre-recession levels, nonprofit leaders say. Giving totaled $291 billion in 2010, according to the 2011 annual report by the Center on Philanthropy at Indiana...

Study: Congregations Slowly Recovering from Recession

(RNS) The recession was a double-barrel blow to American congregations: directly hurting their budgets while also stretching them thin due to increased needs for counseling, emergency housing and other social services. But the worst seems to be over, according to a...

When the Going Gets Tough

A sermon delivered by Randy Hyde, Pastor, Pulaski Heights Baptist Church, Little Rock, Ark., on October 17, 2010.                             Psalm 119:97-104; 2 Timothy 3:14-4: An article in the latest issue of The Christian Century is entitled “No Shows.” It seems...