Should the Poor Give?

When I use the word tithe on this site, I refer to it as the disciplined habit of giving.  I know that when you hear the word tithe you might hear me saying a 10% gift to your local church where God will bonk you on the head if you don’t give.  I don’t mean tithe in that ways, so when you read the word tithe please insert my definition not your own :). Should the Poor Give?  … [Read more...]

Are We Making Minimum Payments to the Poor?

If you are part of a church, can I ask you to consider something I’ve been thinking about lately? Are we, as a church, making minimum payments to the poor?  Or better yet, am I, as an individual, making minimum payments to the poor? All of us know that if you make minimum payments on credit card debt, you are basically just treading water.  When you make minimum payments, the situation … [Read more...]