Mega-evangelical pastor and famous homophobe Rick Warren is marking the New Year with an urgent appeal for money,
to the tune of almost a million bucks in the next two days. Citing
"some seriously bad news" in an urgent fundraising letter to his
"Saddleback Family," he says the church is $900,000 in the red and asks
the presumably heterosexual faithful to cough it up.
Is God wise? Do you trust him? These are two fundamental questions
behind the act of giving. If God is wise, then you should listen to
what he says about financial stewardship. If you trust him, then you
should trust him with all aspects of your life, including your
finances. So go ahead. Accept God's invitation to put him to the test.
Start tithing faithfully and watch what he does in and through your
Still, the question, it seems to us, is not do we trust God, but do we trust Warren? We remain undecided on God; on Warren: actually, no.