In this Episode
00:00 I talk about the subject of tithing from the point of view of compulsive spending.
I bring in snippets from Dave Ramsey, Jeff Rose (Financial Planner), and Joyce Meyer (Ministries). I know this is a hot-button topic for many. But I really wanted to explore this subject as it relates to our disease of compulsive spending. I express some strong opinions, for instance, I’m not so sure that tithing is a sober activity for compulsive spenders still engaged in their addiction. And I talk about my own conflicted feelings on the topic. So, with a bit of trepidation, I take you on this journey with me.
34:05 Daily Reader for Compulsive Debtors and Spenders: September 5th: “Opening the Envelope”
Links to Resources Mentioned in the Podcast
I do not necessarily endorse any of these points of view. However, they were either referenced in the podcast or are a source of information for you to explore the issue of tithing so you can decide for yourself whether tithing is right for you.
Dave Ramsey on Tithing
Jeff Rose (Certified Financial Planner) on Tithing
Joyce Meyer (Ministry) on the Power of Tithing
Other resources to explore the topic of tithing
CBS News article – “To Tithe or Not to Tithe”
Associates for Scriptural Knowledge – Judaism and Tithing
Jewish Encyclopedia on Tithing
Zakat – the Muslim version of charitable giving
Tithing.com (warning – expresses some rather extreme political points of view, but is still an interesting website for thoughts on tithing)
BibleMoneyMatters.com: Why I Don’t Teach Tithing
“Life of Riley” (Intro and Outro), “Carpe Diem,” “Floating Cities,” “Dreamy Flashback,” “The Show Must be Go,” and “Super Power Cool Dude,” by Kevin MacLeod (incompetech.com)
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