I have one friend who tithes a portion of her income each year, and she explicitly uses this language— “tithing” — to make clear to herself and her family that she is fulfilling her contemporary understanding of the biblical obligation, not merely “giving charity”. She’s quite clear that not everything that is “tax deductible” is to her, tithing— and some sorts of tithing (giving to a homeless person) are not tax deductible. -Nigel Savage
Suggested Discussion Questions:
1. Why do many people donate to charity today? How does the government provide an incentive to give?
2. How is Savage's friend's giving different? Why is this important?
Time Period: Contemporary (The Yom Kippur War until the present-day)