Religion: God's Tenth

And all the tithe of the land, whether of the seed of the land or of the fruit of the tree, is the Lord's: it is holy unto the Lord.

—Leviticus 27:30

The Rev. Park T. Rushford was not pleased with his new charge, the Waldron Baptist Church, even though it was set in the midst of some of the best farm land in Indiana's fertile Shelby County, about 35 miles southeast of Indianapolis. The building was old and dilapidated when Rushford moved there in 1945, and the congregation was slipping away. The...

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