Annual Empty Tomb report on Christian giving is out: Author says one way to reverse declining rates is for pastors to address charity from the pulpits.

"Christian researchers tracking decades of decline in charitable giving say the trend will not be reversed until pastors challenge congregants to embrace Jesus’ teachings on the poor. But that, says Sylvia Ronsvalle, one of the authors of the annual 'Empty Tomb' reports on Christian giving, will take a different kind of pastor than the counselors and comforters that seminaries and divinity schools have trained for ministry." -- Lauren Markoe, the Washington Post