Time Magazine's cover story (Sept. 18, 2006 edition) offers a balanced portrayal of a central Christian question: Does God want you to be rich? The article cites the bible in depth (it contains more than 10 bible verses) and provides a very nuanced discussion. The article is a welcome example of how secular media can communicate central Christian tenets to a wider audience. [COMMENTS]
One of the newest and largest Christian festivals – Megafest with Bishop T.D. Jakes – hits Atlanta for its third year on July 19, 2006. This year's lineup of superstars includes Queen of Soul Aretha Franklin among other stars. Also in the lineup for 2006 corporate sponsors are The Coca-Cola Company, The Clorox Company, Delta Air Lines, Bank of America, Kraft Foods, and General Mills among others.
Boston Globe Book Review: Making room for God in the workplace At ServiceMaster, there is no conflict between venerating God and pursuing profitability, writes former ServiceMaster chief executive C. William Pollard.
The title of Pollard's new book, ``Serving Two Masters?," calls to mind the biblical passage that points out the impossibility of serving God and money.
The Economist: Wealth from worship Attend church and gain more than spiritual nourishment. Jonathan Gruber, an economist at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, claims that regular religious participation leads to better education, higher income and a lower chance of divorce. His results (based on data covering non-Hispanic white Americans of several Christian denominations, other faiths and none) imply that doubling church attendance raises someone's income by almost 10%.
Boston Herald: In God, these execs trust Boston MA (Oct.5, 2005) Once a month, a small group of local business executives meet together in the quiet confines of Boston's North Shore. They don't plan hostile takeovers or a future union busting. Instead, they gather in fellowship, pray and consult scripture together. [COMMENTS]