Opinions Vary on Knowing What People Give
Six voices offer a wide range of perspectives on a difficult question.

We've previously covered the question of whether pastors should know what people give, and we featured one high-profile pastor's thoughts on knowing what people give. The question recently surfaced again in a national survey, and our sister publication Christianity Today took a closer look by asking six voices to weigh in.

The answers ranged from a definite "yes" to a definite "no."

Gary Moore, founder of the Financial Seminary, offered this response:

Biblical principles support faithful giving in secret. Moses commanded a flat tax where all supported the temple equally; Jesus said to practice charity in secret. The real stewardship question is whether we want to simply and pragmatically raise funds or biblically create disciples.

How is your church handling this question?

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