While this site is designed to be succinct, others have written and spoken more extensively on the topic.
The Dorean Principle
A biblical response to the commercialization of Christianity
The Christian Commons
Ending the spiritual famine of the global Church
The freely giving ethic
How Jesus' command to freely give works with Paul's teaching on financial support.
Biblical funding of ministry
The spiritual dimension to funding ministry and how it differs to commercial models.
Condemnation of commercial ministry
There are many passages that directly condemn commercializing ministry.
A close look at Micah 3:11
Where God clearly condemns charging for religious teaching.
The problem with ShareAlike
It is only through waiving every claim to works of ministry that the gospel may be freely given.
The scope of Jesus' command
Interpreting it too broadly or too narrowly misunderstands Jesus' expectation for ministry.
- Working for the Word