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Consistency is a good virtue but not when it results in the improper handling of Social Security payments. It is the responsibility of the church, not the minister, to make the correct decision on the proper way to treat ministerial Social Security. For more information, read P&B Memo #12: Who Is a Minister for Tax Purposes?

Dan Busby, President of the Evangelical Council for Financial Accountability (ECFA), is a nationally recognized author and speaker and a member of the Commission on Accountability and Policy for Religious Organizations.