Generosity goes beyond tithing and giving to those in need, and we should integrate our perspective on money into our life in broader ways.
For lo, according to the gospel of the dollar, our souls are redeemed by our accessories. [Click title to read more.]
It's good to examine our giving and make sure that the act of writing a check isn't a way to shirk the emotional (and sometimes physical!) labor involved in care. [Click title to read more.]
If we allow ourselves to believe that God's work in our lives can be purchased with money - if "faith" becomes "how much we are willing to spend" - then we believe that God can be bought. [Click title to read more.]
The thing is, it's easy to take advantage of Christians offering services or ministries by pointing to "Christian charity" as the reason you should be able to enjoy those services for free. [Click title to read more.]
When Matthew 19:24 tells us the story of the rich young ruler and reminds us that it's harder for a camel to go through the eye of a needle than for a rich man to enter the kingdom of God, we say, "That's true, that's true." Rarely do we consider ourselves the rich man. But the likelihood is that you do, indeed, qualify as "rich." [Click title to read more]