“This from a sobering story on the downturn from the NYT called ‘Forced from Executive Pay to Hourly Wage’ by Michael Luo that follows a former six-figure executive in his daily work.”
Pastor Resources Offer
Reformation Trust is offering John Calvin: A Heart for Devotion, Doctrine, and Doxology free for pastors (though a $5 S&H charge will apply).
US Savings Over Time
This is a very interesting interactive chart that shows savings rates for Americans over time. Note a) how savings rates have plummeted over the last few decades (as consumerism and credit have become widespread, I suppose) and b) how it has bounced up in the past few months.
Love, Sex & Mammon
Russell Moore’s editorial for Touchstone look at “Hard Times, Hard Truths & the Economics of the Christian Family.” ” A time of economic crisis is, therefore, a time for the Church to reconsider—and re-imagine—her priorities. The first step is to recognize that one of the roots of the family crisis all around us—in the pews we sit in or preach to every week—is the wallet in our own back pocket.”
R.A. Torrey on Tobacco
This is interesting in the context of what I wrote on tobacco a couple of weeks ago. Can a Christian use tobacco? “There are laymen and ministers who purpose to be out and out for God and to make their lives count to the uttermost for Him who do use tobacco, but their lives do not count for God as they would if they did not use tobacco, because…”