The Church Must Confront the Sin of Greed

I heard Jim Wallis of Sojourners Magazine say years ago that one out of every seven verses in the Bible spoke to the proper use of money. If one-seventh of the Bible tells us how to dispose of our wealth, why then does the church that claims priority of Scripture so...

The Color of Money in America

Just as First World conditions exist among the elite in the Third World, Third World conditions exist in the First World. According to data released from the Internal Revenue Service, the share of U.S. income in 2005 that went to the top 1 percent of Americans...

Poverty and Power: Some Halftime Analysis

We have reached the halfway point of the program to halve global poverty by 2015. Members of the United Nations, including Australia, agreed to this target at the Millennium Summit in 2000. The halftime score is not looking good. While some regions are on track to...