I was employed by Starbucks when the first tipping debate stirred up the vitriol at the popular blog Starbucks Gossip (2004.09.07). Well, they have decided to revamp the conversation with Tipping debate (Part 2): How much should you tip for a cup of coffee?
I draw your attention to this for three reasons: (1) I think the divergent opinions regarding this issue are interesting (2) Few would disagree that the tip jar at Starbucks has played a significant cultural role in paving the way for tip jars everywhere (3) Pastors and church planters spend a lot of time at Starbucks...a lot of time. And, unless you're the mute, introverted pastor/church planter type, the baristas at Starbucks know what you do.
So, the main reason I drew your attention to this is because I wanted to ask you a question: If all they had to base their opinions on was you, what would the baristas in your local coffee shop think about the generosity of Christians?