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Balancing Faith and Finances During the Holidays

Balancing Faith and Finances During the Holidays

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Religion and wealth exist in a precarious balance — for many believers, wealth is a great blessing, but it comes freighted with moral obligation and a feeling of guilt. During the holidays, as many people spend and pray more than usual, callers discuss how wealth factors into their religious beliefs.

Guests:

Bishop Wayne Pugh, senior pastor of Church Alive in Lawrenceville, Ga.

Lisa Keister, professor of sociology at Duke University; author Faith and Money: How Religious Belief Contributes to Wealth and Poverty

Ronald Sider, professor of theology at Palmer Seminary at Eastern University; president of Evangelicals for Social Action; author of Rich Christians in an Age of Hunger and Just Generosity: A New Vision for Overcoming Poverty in America