Why Do You Have Time For This?

Wow, I was away for Thanksgiving, just got back into town, checked this blog after four days of being gone, and found all kinds of unexpected comments about my view of tithing.

Didn’t expect that.

I was simply trying to give a few ideas on preaching about giving for pastors who are reaching truly lost people in their churches.

I’m hesitant to respond because there’s maybe nothing I loathe more than Christians who debate other Christians. Every time I see that I’m like, “Really, you have time for this? You have nothing better to do than debate with people who are on the same side as you? Seriously?” That’s a big part of the reason I didn’t want to have a blog, because I don’t want to be a part of that crap. I was talked into it because people convinced me it could be a good way of sharing ideas about reaching the lost, but here I am.

Anyway, I wouldn’t respond except for the fact that I’ve got people using initials to curse about my thoughts on giving and challenging the comments of other people I really respect. So I’ll address some of the issues and answer a few of the questions early this next week.

But I’ll tell you now that if you’re someone who likes debating with and taking shots at people who are on the same (eternal) team with you, you should probably just stop reading this blog. I’m not one of those guys who gets off on having a big readership or on being controversial or on trying to show my intellectual superiority. So I don’t care if you keep reading this, and I’m probably not going to satisfy what you’re looking for. I’m one of those guys who feels honored and overwhelmed with the idea that God wants to use me to help change lives and advance His Kingdom, and who wants to keep learning and share what I’m learning.

Hope that makes sense. And hope you all had a good Thanksgiving.