Churches operating like corporations: “…if you tithe for 90 days and God doesn’t hold true to his promise … we will refund 100% of your tithe” – Huffington Post

July 3, 2014

Faith

“… Megachurches, and the Trouble With Corporate Christianity”

Charity R. Carney, Ph.D., Historian of Religion, …

 

“…  Today, we see giant churches that operate like corporations and now corporations have some of the same rights as churches. Many megachurches adopt “seeker-sensitive” approaches to attract members, relying on entertainment and conspicuous consumption to promote their services. After a while, the spiritual and secular lines start to blur and the Christian and corporate blend. Ed Young, Jr.’s Fellowship Church, for instance, started a “90-Day Challenge” for members. The church asks congregants to pledge 10 percent of their income and promises “that if you tithe for 90 days and God doesn’t hold true to his promise of blessings, we will refund 100 percent of your tithe.”

 

FULL ESSAY:

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/charity-r-carney-phd/hobby-lobby-megachurches-_b_5552044.html?utm_hp_ref=business&ir=Business

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