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The holiday season is a time of heightened prayer and church attendance. It's also a time of big spending. Which got us thinking about the intersection of religion and wealth. Currently, six multimillion-dollar ministries, bedazzled with Bentleys and million-dollar homes, are being investigated by the Senate for alleged financial misconduct. Today we'll talk to one pentecostal pastor who defends what's called prosperity gospel, and an evangelical theology professor who views the gospel of wealth as heresy. Should get spicy. So as we all scurry around spending Lord knows how much on gifts and holiday cheer, tell us: what does your faith say about the acquisition — and spending — of wealth?