15 June 2012

This 'n' That

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Are you tired of passing the offering plate in church? Do you find yourself wondering how many germs you've inherited simply from touching that brass-colored plastic bowl or basket? Do you wish that your "tithe and offering" experience could be more like a trip to the local Wal-Mart? Then say hello to GivingKIOSK, helping the church to keep up with "the next generation of tithing."
Too many Church organizations do not have the convenience of paying by credit card or debit and losing the ability to capture Tithes and Offerings that the church may not have otherwise received. Checks are on the decline and the Church community needs a way to keep up with the changing landscape of the younger generation. GivingKIOSK was developed and designed to meet this need. (Source)
For those who are wondering, at this time Escalator Church does not have the funds to install GivingKIOSK. However, if you would still like to give via credit or debit card, feel free to toss your card into the offering plate as it passes. We'll run the transaction during the service and return your card to you in Sunday School. And don't worry, if you're not up-to-date on your tithe, we'll be happy to take care of that for you. It's our aim to make your cheerful giving of your mandatory 10% as simple as possible.

Speaking of cheerful giving, it's my pleasure to present you with your week in review (kind of):
  • Apparently only Planned Parenthood is allowed to use the Bible in schools.
  • Last week on Christian Research Network, I compiled this summary of the latest controversy in the SBC. Of course, there's been additional discussion since then, but nothing significant has been added to the conversation. So if you're not up to date on what all the hullabaloo is about, check it out.
  • Archaeologists found the bones of John the Baptist. Maybe. Well, they were found near another box that reads 'St. John,' so do with that what you will.
  • Good news for those of you who are unsure about this whole 'humans evolved from monkeys' thing. Turns out that at some point, we may also have been sharks.
  • Watch a real-life Wisconsin drama queen. Um, I mean king. Can someone please collect this guy's man card?
  • Want a little "at a glance" info about contemplative prayer? Here you go.
  • Last week, prosperity preacher Creflo Dollar was arrested for allegedly attacking his daughter. He made bail in time to preach on Sunday and declared his innocence from the pulpit. Now, Ken Silva has the latest update.
  • Speaking of Phil, here he teaches about the outpouring of divine wrath:

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