Mormon studies, tithing
On December 1, 2009, Presiding Bishop H. David Burton spoke to Brigham Young University students about the current opportunities and pressing challenges they would face throughout the world. He observed, “We all have to determine for ourselves if we—in mixed turbulent times like we are currently in—perceive the glass of water to be half full or half empty. I’m a half-full sort of guy. I propose that we are, indeed, living in the best of times.” He then shared one reason he was so full of optimism:
Let me give you a little perspective. Do you know what important event will transpire at Church headquarters this Friday promptly at 9:00 a.m.? This is a little piece of Church operational trivia that will likely not be on any of your final exams, but perhaps it should, because you may be affected by what is decided. One of the constitutional councils of the Church will convene under the direction of President Monson. The council is described in section 120 of the Doctrine and Covenants. It is called the Council on the Disposition of the Tithes.
Bishop Burton then proceeded to share insights from the council meeting that had occurred the previous year (2008) because he believed that if the students “could sit in on the council meeting, [they] would see and feel why it is exciting to be alive and be a participant in helping the gospel of Jesus Christ spread around the world.”
Smith, David W.
"The Development of the Council on the Disposition of the Tithes,"
BYU Studies Quarterly: Vol. 57:
2, Article 5.
Available at: https://scholarsarchive.byu.edu/byusq/vol57/iss2/5