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Ur Video: Tired of Tithing?

April 13, 2011 12:00 AM

A recent survey from the National Association of Evangelicals finds that a majority of pastors do not believe the Bible requires tithing. In this report from CNN, Leith Anderson and Brian Kluth discuss the survey and the theological basis for...

Url's Links of the Week (2010-12-12)

December 22, 2010 12:00 AM

Urthlings, this is your leader. Here are videos, articles, and blog posts you should be reading this week. Live long and proselytize. Peace on Urth, Url Santa Executed The war on Christmas just got ugly. The leaders at Repent Amarillo—a...

Url's Links of the Week (2010-12-10)

December 10, 2010 12:00 AM

Urbanitos, this is your jefe. Here are videos, articles, and blog posts you should be reading this week. Live largo and proselytize. Adios, Url Accountability stinks. New research from the Barna Group concludes that only 5 percent of Christians are...

Url's Links of the Week

December 1, 2010 12:00 AM

Urbanities, this is your leader. Below are videos, articles, and blog posts you should be reading this week. Live long and proselytize. That is all, Url Should pastors give financial advice? Bishop J.D. Jakes and Dr. DeForest B. Soaries were...

Wrong About Church Buildings: 2

December 17, 2009 12:00 AM

A few weeks ago, pastor and author Dan Kimball posted an interesting entry here about church buildings. In the introduction, he notes that eight years ago he would have said, “Who needs a building? The early church didn’t have buildings,...

I Was Wrong About Church Buildings

December 2, 2009 12:00 AM

If you had asked me eight years ago what I thought about church buildings, I would have said, "Who needs a building? The early church didn't have buildings, and we don't need them either!" But I was wrong. My...

Ur Video: The Prosperity Gospel

November 3, 2009 12:00 AM

Christianity Today International, Out of Ur's publisher, and The Lausanne Movement, a worldwide movement of evangelical Christian leaders, present The Global Conversation: a year-long series of essays, short films, and photo essays about issues facing the church worldwide. These videos...

The Sometimes Surprising Price of Success

June 17, 2009 8:12 AM

No, this post isn't about growing pains as your church gets bigger and bigger or what to do with the budget surplus all that extra tithing is leaving you with (though if your problem is the latter, email me). I've...

The Green-Letter Bible

September 24, 2008 10:12 AM

Late yesterday afternoon, I received a copy of The Green Bible (HarperOne), and I'm not sure what to make of it. The Bible is "green" in composition, which I appreciate. Its pages are made of 10 percent post-consumer recycled...

Church Pirates Beware (Part 2)

June 20, 2008 12:00 AM

UrL: Some people are taking issue with the idea that a pastor's sheep can be stolen because the sheep really belong to Christ. Where do you think the church member's loyalty should reside - with Christ, the church, the pastor,...

Ed Young Jr: Church Pirates Beware

June 13, 2008 12:00 AM

When I posted the "church pirate" video on my blog last month, I knew there would be response. I hoped there would be. And based on the amount of response I've received, this topic is one that reaches deep and...

Money from Heaven

April 29, 2008 12:00 AM

"I thought that spending my check from the government was supposed to be the patriotic thing to do, but I'm not sure it's the Kingdom thing to do." That is how my friend Chuck began explaining his idea about...

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