Recently, James Malm was doing a series on the "18 Truths". Now, I don’t agree with a lot of things that he puts out, but one item I was curious about was his views on "Tithing". It actually is quite good, although it is more commentary than a thesis.
His stress on "BALANCE" in giving offerings is particularly noteworthy, given some of the things still going on in some COG organizations. When I think about “cultural auditoriums”, “pastor general’s” homes and the like being built, I think God is concerned about whether or not we will contribute to someone or an organization that will truly preach the Gospel rather than waste it on physical trappings.