Tag Archives: Religious Stories

Food For Thought 2/02/2023

They Dared Lose Home Dr. Truett of Texas was invited to a church that was raising $6,500 to dedicate a church building. After $3,500 had been promised, the offerings ceased. Then a plainly-dressed woman arose and spoke to her husband … Continue reading

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Food For Thought 2/01/2023

Criswell Returns 30-Year Salary W. A. Criswell, pastor of the 18,000-member First Baptist Church of Dallas, Texas, gave back to the church $600,000, his salary accumulated over the past 30 years. Dr. Criswell told his congregation that when he entered … Continue reading

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Food For Thought 1/31/2023

More Losses Than Giving The average American misplaces more money each year than the per-member contributions to a majority of U. S. church denominations, says President Arthur R. Mckay of McCormick Theological Seminary. Cash lost averages $75 per person annually, … Continue reading

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Food For Thought 1/30/2023

Higher Income Means Lower Giving The Russell Sage Foundation several years ago published the results of a survey. In the United States, families with a net income of less than $3,000 a year gave more than 60% of all the … Continue reading

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Food For Thought 1/27/2023

Total Giving Statistics And Average Individual Giving Annual religious contributions in 1970s were estimated at over $14 billion. That includes 9.5 billion from Protestants, 3.7 billion from Catholics, and 847 million from Jews. The total given to all charitable causes … Continue reading

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Food For Thought 1/26/2023

Length of A Generation A generation is defined as a length of time it takes for a father to be succeeded by his child. It is popularly considered to be 33 years. A Bible generation is sometimes regarded as 70 … Continue reading

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Food For Thought 1/25/2023

What Generation Did Christ Mean? What generation? Obviously, in context, the generation that would see the signs: chief among them the rebirth of Israel. A generation in the Bible is something like forty years. If this is a correct deduction, … Continue reading

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Food For Thought 1/24/2023

The X Generation “Jesus said there would be a future generation with certain characteristics to indicate that the end is near. In other words, there is an “X generation” at some point in history where all the signs converge . … Continue reading

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Food For Thought 1/23/2023

Death Row Gambling Refused Three bandits went to the electric chair in Illinois, but the singular thing was the grim scene before the execution. They were offered a chance to gamble to determine the order in which they would die: … Continue reading

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Recovering The Opera House

Shortly after the Crosby Opera House was erected in Chicago about 1865, its owner, Uranus H. Crosby, realized it was a financial failure and conceived an ingenious scheme to save his investment. Announcing that the theater was to be raffled … Continue reading

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Raffling His Salary

City of London bankers were quite amazed at the high standard of living being enjoyed by one of their most trusted clerks. He was earning $25 a week and spending at least $75. With no private income he ran an … Continue reading

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Just One More Card Game

Over 200 persons were badly injured and 60 lost their lives when the Hotel LaSalle burned during the early morning hours of June 5, 1947. Ten of those who were killed leaped to their deaths from the windows. Just before … Continue reading

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Making Book Over WOOK

Radio station WOOK in Washington, D. C., regularly aired commercials in which listeners were told that a reading of certain Bible verses would bring “financial blessings.” A Federal Communications Commission hearing examiner, however, found that the three-digit references were designed … Continue reading

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Chain-Letter Racket

Members of the American clergy are being solicited to participate in the old chain-letter racket that has been declared illegal by Post Office authorities. Ministers are promised a return of $8,000 if they send $1 to the person whose name … Continue reading

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Gamblers and Hymn Selections

According to Holiday magazine, the most popular numbers at Monte Carlo’s roulette tables are 17 and 29. What has this to do with the church? More than the churchmen would care to believe. For it is further reported that in … Continue reading

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Gambling Down Under

It has been estimated that Australians part with $8.2 billion a year in legal and illegal gambling, a figure more than the gross national product of several Asian and African countries. According to Methodist minister Alan Walker, each person in … Continue reading

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Some Big Gambling Nations

In the US, gambling brings in $60 billion annually, largely to the underworld. In Great Britain, about $5.5 billion are bet each year, with the government taking around $450 million. In France, citizens wagered $2.6 billion yearly. In Monaco, the … Continue reading

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Animal Cooperation

The animal inhabitant of the Pinna Marina is a blind slug or snail, which has many enemies, the worst of which is the cuttle-fish. No sooner does the pinna open his bivalve shell, than the cuttle-fish rushes in. How can … Continue reading

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Buddy, Buddy Among Creatures

On top of the Spanish Pyrenees may be found a magnificently beautiful but elusive mountain goat. It seems always to get away from shooting range. Why? It has a companion, a young goat, who follows and sounds the warning of … Continue reading

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Death of Hellen Keller’s Tutor

The story of two human beings came to an end. A drama of blackness. Yes, the blackest of the black—blindness—the absence of all light. One of the world’s most renowned women was Helen Keller, that prodigy who lived and became … Continue reading

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