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Ep. 154: Dave Ramsey, Russell Moore, Boy Scouts and More

On today’s program, financial guru Dave Ramsey gets sued by a former employee.  A pastor who sexually abused a teenager gets 45 years in prison.  And we’ll tell you about churches and ministries who have stepped up to help in the aftermath of last weekend’s tornadoes in Kentucky and neighboring states.  We begin today with the latest in the ongoing story of the Boy Scouts of America.

We have had a number of requests from our readers for recommendations.  Which organizations are most effective in these post-disaster situations?

MinistryWatch has published a list of organizations that are doing relief work and which have an “A” Transparency Grade and a 3-, 4-, or 5-star rating for Financial Efficiency.  It’s a list of about 30 ministries, and you can find it on the front page of our website.  I’ll also include a link in the show notes to this program.  Link to list HERE.

FINAL THOUGHTS:  I want to share with folks that this will be our last regular podcast of the year.  We’re going to take off next Friday, Christmas Eve, and the following Friday, New Year’s Eve.  We’ll be dropping a couple of shorter, extra episodes, but we’ll commence with our weekly news roundups in the new year.

That said, I hope you’ll therefore allow me to make a special appeal to those of you who like the podcast to give us a year-end gift.  MinistryWatch is unique, even among Christian media outlets, in that we don’t take advertising, we don’t take money from the ministries we cover.  We are completely independent.  We serve our readers, our listeners, and donors who want to be more informed and effective stewards of the resources God has entrusted to them.

If we have served you in this way, we hope you will consider a small gift to help us keep going in the new year.  As always, we want you to give to your local church first, to carefully researched Christian ministries second, but if we have helped you in your own journey of generosity, please consider a gift to us, too.  To donate, just go to MinistryWatch.com and hit the DONATE button at the top of the page.

The producers for today’s program are Rich Roszel and Steve Gandy. We get database and other technical support from Cathy Goddard, Stephen DuBarry, and Casey Sudduth.  Writers who contributed to today’s program include Anne Stych, Yonat Shimron, Shannon Cuthrell, Bob Smietana, Randall Chase, and Christina Darnell.

Until next year, may God bless you.