Offering plate with money in it.

Tithing for New Covenant Believers–Yes or No?

Growing up I remember our pastor at First Baptist Church of Eugene (Oregon) exhorting the church members before taking the offering with the words, “Now we are ready to receive the Lord’s tithe and your offering.” A tithe was thought to be the basic minimum for Christian giving. The “offering” was regarded as a voluntary…Continue reading Tithing for New Covenant Believers–Yes or No?

A Lesson in Grace (and Humility) on Christmas Morning

I love watching my daughters on Christmas morning. As the youngest members of the family, Leah and Sydney usually have the job of pulling the presents out from under the tree and distributing them to the rest of the family. It’s an important responsibility. I remember the first Christmas the girls did this together. They…Continue reading A Lesson in Grace (and Humility) on Christmas Morning