Giving in the News: Giving money in tough times says much about Christian security

Profound Witness

 By Rusty Leonard and Warren Cole Smith

January 2009, World Magazine

William Lobdell’s recent book Losing My Religion chronicles his conversion to Christianity—and his subsequent rejection of Christianity after a decade of covering religion for the Los Angeles Times. Many of those stories had to do with Christians and the way they handled money.

“Evangelicals don’t give anywhere near 10 percent of their income to charity,” Lobdell said. “Only a very few, often on the fringes of mainstream or evangelical Christianity, behave with their money as if they believe the Gospel is actually true.”

The data suggest that Lobdell is only half-right. Read the whole article.

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