I’m drinking a Diet Mountain Dew and eating Milk Duds while watching television. What are you all up to on this sunny afternoon?
Yesterday I felt inspired, but today I’m back to being lazy. So here’s this:
Thou shalt not be required to financially support your church – but you should anyway.
That’s the upshot of a new informal survey of evangelical leaders finding that less than half believe that the Bible requires church members to tithe, the practice of giving at least 10 percent of one’s income to the church.
The survey, conducted by the National Association of Evangelicals (NAE) among its 100-member board of directors, found that 42% of evangelical leaders believe the Bible requires tithing, while 58% do not.
Read the entire article at Beliefnet. Tithing is almost as a touchy a subject as hell, so I’m interested to see what kind of a response this survey gets among the churched. I sincerely hope that if/when we embrace the freedom from the law that Christ offers, we Christians will be more generous, not less. For inspiration, read Acts 4:32-34.