Many Christians give a “lump sum” amount in their offering, regardless of their income. This month’s free Stewardship Toolkit explores moving people to ‘Percentage Giving. Plus, weekly bulletin ‘Snippets.’ From SOLI.
A Christian economic thinker proposes a tithing-plus scheme whereby wealthier households would give above 10 percent in proportion to their income. Workable? Catholic Moral Theology explores. (Photo: Tax Credits, Creative Commons)
“To tithe or not to tithe?” That is the question many Christians ask when they consider how much to contribute to God’s ministries. This article from Westminster Theological Seminary reviews tithing in the Old Testament. (Photo: Woodleywonderworks, Creative Commons )
We don’t make God richer when we tithe. Rather, it’s we who become richer because our generous giving in the name of God frees us from the negative influence that money has on our lives. This Bible study from the Lutheran Church-Missouri Synod helps you explore. (Photo: Tax Credits, Creative Commons)
If you’re a tithing skeptic, you probably want to skip this. This is for church leaders who believe that giving a minimum of one-tenth of their income to the Lord’s church is a) scriptural, b) necessary to support the work, and c) an essential part of growing in Christlikeness. From Crosswalk.com. (Photo: Woodleywonderworks, Creative Commons)
A good steward understands that God is the grantor of all. Therefore, giving is important. When we give first, we are telling God we recognize that God alone is our provider. When we do that, everything else falls into place. So what are you going to do about tithing? From LifeWay. (Photo: Tax Credits, Creative Commons)
It’s the question you frequently hear about tithing — do you base it on gross income? Or after-tax income? This feature presents different viewpoints from three writers — Frederica Mathewes-Green, David A. Croteau and Steve Stewart. Which viewpoint resonates with your own view? (Photo: Tax Credits, Creative Commons)
The tithe as a spiritual discipline is vastly underappreciated by modern Christians. I believe that if we boldly reintroduce the challenge to tithe, personally embrace the conviction of its worth, and then do it, we will provide abundant resources for God’s work in the world as well as invigorate our experience of life in Christ.
What a wonderful world it could be if our hearts and eyes were in sync! This article offers some good food for thought about how tithing could make a real difference if the entire Church decided to do it. (Photo: Evan Jackson, Creative Commons)
What’s the deal about tithing? Is it a biblical mandate, a generous response or an outdated measure for giving? This FAQ from the Catholic Archdiocese of St. Louis provides answers. (Photo by Raymond Bryson, used by Creative Commons license)