More and more Christians, all over the world, believe that material prosperity is the right of all Christians. They believe that God expects them to ask for it and to anticipate it as a sure fulfilment of his promise. There is no doubt that both the Old and New Testaments teach that the faithful will be blessed by God. But does that blessing necessarily always include material prosperity?
For most people, the logical first step towards dealing with a work problem is to approach your manager. But what if your manager actually is the problem?
When we talk about money, the subject of giving is often a distant afterthought. That’s unfortunate, because tithing–that is, the practice of giving 10 percent of your income to charity (typically a church or religious community)– has been espoused for centuries, both by those in and outside religion.