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Give What You Don't Need

What keeps you from giving now? Isn't the poor man there? Aren't your own warehouses full? Isn't the reward promised? The command is clear: ...

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I don't know what comes to your mind when you hear the word "fat", but I have a good idea. In America fat is nearly always a dirty word. ...

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Offering-Plate IOUs

Head usher, to the pastor: "Your stewardship sermons are improving. Still no money, but a lot more IOUs."

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The Nation's Top Givers

Fortune magazine (1/13/97) reports that the nation's top twenty-five philanthropists gave away more than $1.5 billion in 1996. The most generous was George ...

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Stiffing God

When we eat out, most of us expect to tip the waiter or waitress 15 percent. When we suggest 10 percent as a minimum church offering, some folks are aghast. ...

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Time and Money

My time is as much mine as my money. If I don't let everybody else spend my money, I'm not going to let them spend my time.

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Giving Now

A preacher paid a visit to a farmer and asked, "If you had 200 dollars, would you give 100 dollars to the Lord?

"Sure would," said the farmer.

"If you ...

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Who Gives Most?

Poorer Americans give a greater percentage of their income to charity. In 1998, those who

earned under $10,000 gave 5.2 percent, earned $10,000 to $19,999 ...

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Tithe Tied Up in Brooms

A church member stopped the pastor and angrily complained that the church had purchased five new brooms—an expenditure that he thought was completely ...

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Michelangelo Rich but Miserly

In the New York Times, Frank Bruni writes:

The man who lavished his time and energy on many a Renaissance masterpiece did not lavish his money on many ...

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