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Claude Lombart

Money, Tithe, Offerings, and Giving: A Brief Theological Perspective

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Introduction

The aim of this essay is to suggest a brief theological perspective on the topic of money, tithe, offerings, and giving, with the hope that it will start a conversation that may be useful for any church organization.

Money in Christian Work

A Mission Story from the Middle East

An Adventist brother is spreading the Good News of Christ’s love in the Middle East. Neither he, nor the location he’s working in, can be identified due to safety concerns, but he asked that I share the following story. Almost on a daily basis, he is experiencing God’s leading in reaching out to others. Here is a snapshot, in his own words:

DAY 1 (Tuesday, November 21, 2017)

Sabbath in Malta

“Christianity has almost 2000 years of history in Malta. According to tradition, it was brought to the Islands by none other than the Apostle Paul himself around AD 60.

Paul was being taken to Rome to be tried as a political rebel, but the ship carrying him and some 274 others was caught in a violent storm only to be wrecked two weeks later on the Maltese coast. All aboard swam safely to land.”1

Servanthood: Our Christian Calling

We love titles, even in Christian circles. Whether it is Pastor, President, Professor, or Pope, titles are common currency in the church’s vocabulary. Inherent within some of those titles is the concept of hierarchy, authority, control, and very often, privilege. The obvious, or unseen, but well-known underbelly of titles is often church politics.

Has There Been a Delay? A Pastoral Look at the Second Coming

Preamble

This is not a scholarly discourse on the perceived delay of the Parousia. It is a personal pastoral reflection on something which has been at the very heart of Seventh-day Adventism from its inception and has been on my mind since my early childhood.

A Snapshot of Adventism Abroad

Two opportunities presented themselves to me recently to visit friends in the Philippines and China, for the very first time, as a British citizen.

Book Review: Somehow I Am Different

A review of Somehow I am Different: Narratives of Searching and Belonging in Jewish Budapest, written by Alyssa Petersel, published by Acorn Publishing, March 2016.

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