Macroeconomics and the church.

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Bart Barber’s excellent post on “a bloated Baptist bureaucracy we could do without” bumps against an issue that isn’t  discussed much:  are American churches, like other American institutions, locked into more programs, real estate and employees that they can really afford? We easily talk about our American problem with spending.   For most Americans,  inflation-adjusted wages… Read more »

Cooperative Program Giving and Inflation

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I’ve seen lots of discussion about Cooperative Program giving and inflation, but couldn’t find any numbers or charts.  So I made this one (click it for a larger version), covering 1973 to 2009: The green line is “nominal” Cooperative Program giving to the SBC (i.e., the amount forwarded to the SBC).  “Real” giving is shown… Read more »