Christian Giving: Seeking A Healthy View of Giving and Tithing

When it comes to Christian giving, no one passage has caused as much debate as the following Bible verse: Each man should give what he has decided in his heart to give, not reluctantly or under compulsion, for God loves a cheerful giver. (2 Corinthians 9:7 NIV) This passage seems to carry many of the same concepts as the following Old Testament verse: Give generously to him and do so without a … [Read more...]

Tithing (Giving) While in Debt

The following is a question related to giving/tithing while in debt that a  reader emailed to me: How do you balance good stewardship and putting God first – or is there a difference? Let’s say you have gotten into a lot of debt, learned a lot of hard lessons and are doing everything possible to improve your financial situation. You have worked diligently to cut expenses wherever possible and … [Read more...]