Sharing costs for church projects: the subscription

Subscribers for "the pirate edition", page 1
Subscribers for “the pirate edition”, page 1
The talk about the new, emerging Unitarian Universalist crowdfunding project will lead to a series of posts here.

Let me start with a pic from my “pirate edition” copy of Hosea Ballou’s Treatise on Atonement. Why this 202-year-old book? (From my library; have I never written substantively aboutit?) Because in was crowdfunded, by the subcription model.

Variations of the model continue; indeed, I recently paid into a Kickstarter appeal that (cleverly) funds an internship for investigative reporting on internship abuse. (Do I see anthor Unitarian Universalist minister’s name in that list?) So it can do some good. But how? And is it the best way?

Subcribers for "the pirate edition", page 2
Subscribers for “the pirate edition”, page 2

By Scott Wells

Scott Wells, 46, is a Universalist Christian minister doing Universalist theology and church administration hacks in Washington, D.C.

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