By Nicole George
One of my favorite hobbies at the end of the day is working out with friends from work. It’s a time where the guys invite me in and we have compelling conversations that work hours or other peers just don’t make room for. Yesterday for example, two of them asked me, as they did hamstring curls and squats, how I spent my money.
We started talking about where our money disappears to, had a resounding agreement on groceries costing more than we expect each week, and then they gave me the weirdest look when I brought up tithing. One of the guy’s girlfriend also tithes and I could tell he didn’t understand the practice.
“How else do you think churches will operate?” I asked.
“God,” he said quite simply.
I smiled wryly and said, “Well a pastor has to eat too.”
And then we started talking about investments.