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Opioid addiction is destroying families. In this episode, I interview my friend, Jason, about the impact addiction can have on you and your family’s finances. Note: The content of this episode may not be appropriate for all ages.
Aslan is on the move again—this time, to streaming-entertainment giant Netflix. Netflix announced October 3 it had finalized a multi-year deal with The C.S. Lewis Company to develop new episodic and feature-length film projects based on Lewis’ seven-volume series The Chronicles of Narnia.
Many times we ask people to trade their one day off to volunteer for an event (service) they cannot participate in. We have to recruit setup and teardown teams, parking and nursery volunteers and many others who rarely get to experience services. Why does it seem so difficult to recruit and maintain volunteers? There are 5 key lessons the church can learn from this year’s Super Bowl Committee:
We are in a significant moment in our society because of the #MeToo and #ChurchToo movements. People are coming forward about suffering abuse at the hands of others. What has been a private, quiet, and likely agonizing reality for thousands of men and women dealing with the trauma associated with sexual assault for many years is coming to light. What we know now cannot be ignored. How should you and I process this moment as laypeople? What should we say and do when a friend shares she* has been sexually assaulted? I am not a psychologist, but I am a survivor, and I offer six ways we as ordinary laypeople can think through and take action in the #MeToo era.
This Week at ThomRainer.com:
Six Major Tax Mistakes Ministers Make
- They take an automobile allowance.
- They fail to take full advantage of their housing allowance
- The opt out of Social Security for the wrong reasons
- They don’t keep a mileage log
- They don’t use a tax accountant or bookkeeper who understands ministry finance
- They fail to take a housing allowance from their retirement funds, such as a 401(k) or 403(b)