A friend who happens to share my vocational gig was approached recently by his chairdude of finance who started, "Have you seen our latest receipts?"
Despite every church and organization and club and business (except drug companies) and state and government agency (except for you know who/what) experiencing accelerating financial challenges, my friend, naturally more than spiritually at that moment, began wondering what more he could do to solve a problem plaguing everyone.
I said, "Well, the problem is you've got too many people in your church who are just too rich to tithe."
$ sparks the blame game.
It's especially true in churches where pastors are blamed for infidelities to God reflected in the mirror.
Well, the confrontation that hit my friend for something much deeper than a pastor's ability to stand on her/his head while shaking a tambourine to raise $ provoked me to write a forthcoming newsletter column about $.
Today's KD is about $; and, parenthetically, it includes my favorite love song. If you guess which one and why, I'll give a free book to you! No, not that one! Another one!
Also, I will be talking a lot about Christians and $ on tomorrow's edition of KD on www.bnnsradio.com live at 11:30 a.m. It's sure to make some people feel guilty; and, BTW, when we feel guilty, we usually are! Uh, Matthew 5:13ff. comes to mind.
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