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Matthew Branaugh

Matthew Branaugh

Matthew Branaugh

Matthew Branaugh is content editor of Church Law & Tax at Christianity Today. He leads an award-winning team of editors and designers with the planning, creation, and publishing of ChurchLawAndTax.com, five eNewsletters, and numerous print and digital resources.

He earned his juris doctor (JD) with honors from the University of Denver Sturm College of Law.

One of his favorite job duties is to interact with church leaders from across the country.

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ChurchLawAndTax.com

Churches and Religious Freedoms Laws: A 50-State Survey Member access only

Orienting church leaders on the key federal and state laws and court decisions affecting religious exercise.
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Will Our Church Get Sued for Reopening? Member access only

How church leaders should weigh the potential legal liabilities associated with public gatherings during the pandemic.
Poll: Two-Thirds of Churches Report Sizable Giving Declines Since Coronavirus Shutdown
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Poll: Two-Thirds of Churches Report Sizable Giving Declines Since Coronavirus Shutdown

Leaders also report numerous steps taken to curb expenses during sudden downturn.
Attorney General: Exercise of Religion Should Not Be Significantly Burdened
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Attorney General: Exercise of Religion Should Not Be Significantly Burdened

Statement addresses singling out religious organizations through social distancing measures.
Are Church Employees Eligible for Unemployment Benefits?
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Are Church Employees Eligible for Unemployment Benefits?

Sorting through a complex area of law as churches weigh difficult financial decisions.
A Coronavirus Response Plan for Churches
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A Coronavirus Response Plan for Churches Member access only

8 ways your leadership can take decisive and responsible action.
Another Option for Tax Preparation: Enrolled Agents
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Another Option for Tax Preparation: Enrolled Agents

They cost less and are certified by the IRS. But they still need to be vetted before hiring.
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What’s the Best Giving App for Your Church? Member access only

A brief look at 14 different options available on the App Store and Google Play.
Seven Points to Consider Before Selecting a Mobile Giving App
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Seven Points to Consider Before Selecting a Mobile Giving App Member access only

Sorting the crowded field of options and wide array of features and functions.