What if there are different reasons to give, some which resonate more with some people than others, and some of which fit our leadership style and our church’s stage of life?
Giving is a biblical mark of spiritual maturity, and teaching on it is my pastoral duty. I’m just trying to be honest about why I find that hard.
If there’s something wrong with the shirt I’ve bought, I take back to the shop. If the mechanic hasn’t fixed the car, I take it back to the garage. I’m a customer, I have paid, and I expect the level of service. That model of thinking is so prevalent in a consumer society, that people