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To Tithe or not to Tithe?: Ministers Debate Sacred Giving

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To Tithe or not to Tithe?: Ministers Debate Sacred Giving

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To Tithe or not to Tithe?: Ministers Debate Sacred Giving

To Tithe or not to Tithe?: Ministers Debate Sacred Giving

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Tithing, when congregants give ten percent of their income to a local church, is an expected practice in many communities of faith. But with declining trust in the way churches spend money due to recent scandals, some churchgoers are questioning just how much they should give.

The Rev. Marty Baker of Stevens Creek Church in Augusta, Ga., and the Rev. Bob Barbour of Union Missionary Baptist Church in Chesapeake, Ohio, discuss the principle.