Highlights of Research of 4,413 "Tithers" from all 50 states
Available for Media Interviews,
News Stories, Radio/TV Talk
Shows, and TV Segments
Publisher: BRIAN KLUTH,
Author & Giving Expert
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interviews, talk shows, and news stories from Denver or
nationwide by arrangement
Publicist: SABRINA GUICE
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personal interviews, talk show interviews, research results,
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story or segment (other experts - pro & con, connections to
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and access to individuals who practice tithing).
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OF INTERVIEW QUESTIONS:
25 Commonly Asked
Questions About Tithing and Giving (scroll down)
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"WISE GIVING" Q&A
25 Answers to
Commonly Asked Questions on Giving & Tithing
In addition to publishing
the annual State of the Plate research on Christian
giving, Brian Kluth produced the following 25 short Q&A videos
in partnership with ECFA in Washington DC and the Maclellan
provides practical answers to commonly asked questions about
provides biblical insights and answers to questions on
giving, tithing, and generosity.
CLICK on questions to watch 1-2 minute
"Wise Giving" Videos
What are 5
best tips for making smart donations?
people know about an organization before giving a donation?
How can people stop receiving so many
fundraising letters, emails, texts, phone calls, and
How can people avoid charity scams?
How can people find information about
charities and churches?
According to the IRS, what are the 5
most common non-cash donations people make?
How can people find good organizations
What are 5 ways parents can teach
their children to be more generous?
What is EFT, online, internet, text,
and mobile app giving? Is this a good idea to give this way?
tithing? Should Christians tithe? Isn't tithing only part of
the Old Testament law?
give if they are in debt?
What is the
difference between tithes and offerings?
What does the
Bible teach about where to give?
What are the 7 keys to becoming more
How important is it to faithfully
support your local church?
23 things the Bible
teaches about giving
As a Christian, why should people make
it a priority to give financial gifts to the LORD's work?
should people give and where should they give?
What if my
spouse doesn't want me to give?
What if people
can't afford to donate money, can't
they just donate their time--isn't that enough?
required to give all of their
donations only to their church?
If someone wants to start tithing,
should they give 10% of the NET or GROSS amount of their
paycheck--before or after taxes?
If someone wants to start giving 10%
or more to God's work, but they are afraid, what should they
What are some helpful Christian
devotionals and books that can teach me about living
What are the 5
different responses people have about giving to God?
INTERVIEW QUESTIONS ABOUT TITHING RESEARCH
questions that Brian could be asked about this 5-year study
What motivated you to start this research 5 years ago?
Why did you think it was
so important it is so important to study this group of
people - - Christians that give 10% or more?
Your research indicates
"tithers" are better off in 9 financial categories than
"non-tithers". Don't you think tithers give because
they are better off financially than others and they can
afford to give?
Why are you so passionate
about teaching and encouraging people to be more generous?
What is the most
surprising thing you discovered in your research?
Do you think the Bible
requires Christians to give 10% or more?
Mitt Romney's tax returns
put tithing in the national news headlines. What's the
difference between Mormon tithing and tithing by Christians
in mainline and mainstream denominations?
If tithers one day
stopped giving, what do you think would happen to churches
and Christian non-profits and charities?
Isn't it hard to
encourage people to be givers when so many are struggling
with debt and a soft economy?
What's your take on the
prosperity gospel? Do you believe that God wants
Since so many people
struggling financially and are not faithful givers, what are
the best things you have discovered that churches can to do
teach and encourage people to be more generous?
research shows that women are the main givers of donations,
but your tithing research showed it was fairly split -- 40%
men, 35% women, and 25% both. Why do you think there
is a difference?
Your research indicate
people's Bible reading habits seems to have a direct impact
on people's debts and giving? Why do you think this
Who are other respected
experts and scholars in the field of religious philanthropy
that would have similar research or who would disagree with
the concept of tithing?
What can you tell us
about the co-sponsors of this research?
Do you think the
government's attempts to change the IRS rules on charitable
giving will have any impact on giving to religion and to
tithers in particular?
What do you hope will be
accomplished through the STATE of the PLATE research
you conduct each year?