One Illinois city says it's charging churches a fee, but church leaders call it an unfair 'tax.'
April 18, 2013
Why some religious nonprofits' worries aren't about the contraception mandate.
September 4, 2012
Why it's legal for churches to take collections for PACs that oppose gay marriage.
June 14, 2012
Observers suggest that punishing church endorsements will be unlikely.
December 12, 2011
Elizabeth Warren is wrong, and right, about the role of government.
December 6, 2011
The ironies of "Pulpit Freedom Sunday."
October 5, 2011
Ruling means threat to pastor tax break may have lost its legs.
May 24, 2011
The current tax code excludes the rental value of a home from pastors' taxable income.
March 28, 2011
Supreme Court weighs Arizona tax credits.
December 7, 2010
Family groups emphasized government debt and the economy as family issues this week. Plus, Christian leaders offered unanimous denunciations of church's planned Qur'an burning.
September 10, 2010
Love offerings prove taxing.
June 24, 2010
Ministries protest proposed finance reform.
February 9, 2010
President Obama's tax plan will hurt the very people he's trying to help.
May 14, 2009
The man who became a metaphor for the average American in the 2008 election tells CT about his Christian faith and the future of the Republican Party.
May 4, 2009
Churches and charitable institutions provide services that some politicians feel belong to the federal government.
April 20, 2009
Tax exemption means layoffs hit congregations' employees harder.
April 13, 2009
Churches and nonprofits poised to benefit from estate gifts.
March 31, 2009
Some say yes, others say no.
March 23, 2009
Kenneth Copeland turns to IRS to avoid Senate inquiry into prosperity ministries.
May 9, 2008
ECFA and IRS recommendations for churches that run businesses.
March 26, 2008
As casinos and lotteries spread, two-thirds of Americans join in.
March 18, 2008
Dollar's ministry won't provide material voluntarily.
December 7, 2007
If Congress rewrites the tax rules for churches, they have to know how churches operate, says Richard Hammar.
November 8, 2007
While some cheer inquiry into alleged misuses of church funds, others fear government intrusion.
November 6, 2007
A revised tax form should make nonprofit organizations more transparent.
October 18, 2007
Ruling says taxpayers don't have standing to sue executive branch for use of funds.
June 27, 2007
Plus: Should we stop talking about the Jesus tomb hoax? A Christian college's bus tragedy, and other stories from online sources around the world.
March 2, 2007
New IRS guidelines clamp down on anonymous cash giving.
February 14, 2007
The disease must be cured for the common good.
September 25, 2006
Plus: The end of 7th Heaven, Saddleback's AIDS stigma, no new gay bishop for Episcopal Church, and other stories from online sources around the world.
May 8, 2006
Plus: Congress speculates on stem cells, Irineos literally fights for his old office, the pope's surprising messages on London bombings and Harry Potter, and other stories from online sources around the world.
April 13, 2006
Observers parse motives behind new tax exemption.
March 1, 2006
Christian leaders debate government's responsibility for the poor.
February 13, 2006
Missionaries face a choice: Pay up or get out of Kenya.
March 7, 2005
New deduction rules dump Blue Book for actual sales value. That could discourage donors.
December 1, 2004
In order to influence public policy successfully, Focus on the Family must quickly learn how to remove politicking from its ministry core.
July 1, 2004
How activists are trying to deny democracy, and why a bill designed to extend free speech won't pass.
June 1, 2004
Plus: Terror at a Pittsburgh church, England's gay priest gets a top position, and other stories from online sources around the world
April 1, 2004
Courts should keep creditors' hands out of the collection plate.
October 3, 1994