Giving/Tithing/Alms/Offerings (Murray)

 As Christians, we are not called to hoard our money and finances.  We are instead called to give some of it away (cf. 2 Cor. 9:7).  Speaking of this, I appreciate David Murray's points on the Christian's financial giving.  I've put some of them below (they are edited for length): Giving Obeys God's Command.  The… Continue reading Giving/Tithing/Alms/Offerings (Murray)

“Living In The Light” by John Piper: A Review

One of John Piper's newer booklets is called "Living in the Light: Money, Sex, & Power."  In it he shows some of the dangers of money, sex, and power and talks about how these three things find their proper place in the Christian life.  Basically, he argues that we often use money, sex, and power… Continue reading “Living In The Light” by John Piper: A Review

Profaning Money

  Kent Hughes’ chapter on materialism and money in Set Apart is a great discussion of Christian stewardship.  In our wealthy Western culture, this is for sure worth thinking about. “Along with this understanding that our money is not our own, we must give it away joyfully.  Theologian Jacques Ellul says that the only way to… Continue reading Profaning Money

Marketing, the Church, and Christ

This is a fascinating book: Brand Jesus: Christianity in a Consumerist Age by Tyler Stevenson.  If I remember correctly, one of our readers recommended it several months ago.  Anyway, I just finished it this morning.  I’m not going to give a full review here, but I do want to say that it is a worth-while… Continue reading Marketing, the Church, and Christ

Managing God’s Money

 If the polls are correct, many Christians spend more on their pets than they give to missionaries (our pets are better cared for than our missionaries).  If the polls are correct, most Christians only tithe about 2% of their income.  Even if those polls are a bit off, I think it is safe to say all of… Continue reading Managing God’s Money