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Giving is Sowing and God Promises a Harvest? (What Kind of Harvest?)

The promise that “Giving is Sowing and God Promises a Harvest!” met me on my way to work this morning, and it got me to thinking.

My first thought was of the so-called “Prosperity Gospel,” which asks followers of a church to give money to the church with the promise that God will mysteriously [...]

Christianity Linked With Child Death

If the Prosperity Gospel’s claims were true, then we would see a best fit line sloping downward from left to right, with states with the highest proportion of Christians enjoying the lowest rates of child deaths. [...]

Most Christian States Are Least Wealthy

Those states that have the highest percentage of Christian residents have the lowest median income. These statistics contradict the hypothesis underlying the preachers of the Prosperity Gospel. [...]

Sarah Palin: Other Nations Should Worship Her God to Gain Prosperity

In an interview today with Pat Robertson’s Christian Broadcasting Network, Sarah Palin starts out by asserting that without God’s hand of protection, all the “Constitutional rights and [having Americans] do those things that I believe will make our country better, greater” won’t be enough:

It’s going to take even more than that. Truly it will [...]