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The deficit driven life

Discussion in 'Sports and News' started by TheSportsPredictor, Dec 31, 2009.

  1. TheSportsPredictor

    TheSportsPredictor Well-Known Member


  2. Ace

    Ace Well-Known Member

    It is not unusual for churches to send letters to members listing the finances and saying that they are short for the year, quarter, etc.
  3. Songbird

    Songbird Well-Known Member

    Dear Saddleback Family,


    (And 2 points for the thread title.)
  4. Machine Head

    Machine Head Well-Known Member

    We got ours about three weeks ago.
  5. Mystery Meat II

    Mystery Meat II Well-Known Member

    Couldn't he recoup that with more merchandising? Like The Purpose Driven Life's Little Instruction Book? Or The Purpose Driven Fuzzy Dice?
  6. TheSportsPredictor

    TheSportsPredictor Well-Known Member

    How many of those are headed by multimillionaires?
  7. Ace

    Ace Well-Known Member

    Just putting that out there. I could argue either ways over whether Rev. Rick should be making up deficits of his church.
  8. Machine Head

    Machine Head Well-Known Member

    For all I know he could have billions secretly stashed away, but I found this interesting:

    As the money has rolled in from his book, Warren stopped taking his $110,000 annual salary and repaid the church for his 25 years of salary since its founding. He and his wife became "reverse tithers," he said, keeping 10 percent of their income and giving away the rest, including $13 million in 2004.

  9. Bubbler

    Bubbler Well-Known Member


    Unavailable for comment.
    Last edited by a moderator: Dec 15, 2014
  10. Mizzougrad96

    Mizzougrad96 Active Member

    At our church they have a huge posterboard that is updated weekly showing how much donations are compared to expenses etc... I'm not doubting the accuracy, but it's really fucking tacky.
  11. Mystery Meat II

    Mystery Meat II Well-Known Member

    Not unsual for churches. It's a way for them to be transparent and to show people where their money is going.
  12. WolvEagle

    WolvEagle Active Member

    Tacky, yes, but a church's budget is directly tied to how much everyone is willing to pony up when the basket is passed.
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