Charity

What Jonathan Edwards Teaches Us About Giving to the Poor (Part 2)

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A couple weeks ago we started looking at the teaching of Jonathan Edwards on money and giving to the poor.  In part 1 we saw Edwards’ challenge to think more deeply about the poor and how our giving could be done more: Generously Cheerfully, and Dutifully For a man who lived nearly three centuries ago, he offers some great insight […]

What Jonathan Edwards Teaches Us About Giving to the Poor (Part 1)

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Jonathan Edwards is perhaps the greatest American preacher to have ever lived.  It’s hard to find someone more often quoted, referenced, and revered in American church history than Edwards. Most famous for his, “Sinners in the Hands of an Angry God” sermon, Edwards had a deep compassion for the poor. Though he lived nearly 300 […]

Are You a Thief in Your Own Church?

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We think we’re pretty good people for the most part, don’t we? After all, we haven’t killed anyone; we don’t lie – at least not to purposely hurt someone; and we certainly wouldn’t steal anything.  OK, maybe once – when we were little (you remember that pack of gum from the grocery store?). Perhaps a closer […]

5 Ways You Can Become More Generous

Personal Finance

Generosity should be one of the leading marks of any Christian. Yet, so many of us are tight-fisted when it comes to our finances. Why is that? Part of the reason, in my opinion, is that money is our idol! If we were really honest with ourselves, we’d admit that we love it.  We live […]

How a Ghost Gave $156 Million to Charity

Estate Planning

Casper was a friendly ghost. Slimer was green and gooey, but you couldn’t help but love him. And of course there’s Patrick Swayze in the movie Ghost – that was just, well, weird. None of them, however, gave away insane amounts of money. I’ve never heard of a philanthropic ghost until now – the ghost of […]

How Should We Help the Poor?

True Wealth

My post called What’s the Best Way to Help the Poor is up today over at Christian Personal Finance.  I wanted to provide a link to it from here because I had a lot of fun writing that post and wanted to also start a good discussion over there as well. Sometimes the very things we think […]

3 Easy Ways to Help Others

True Wealth

Most people I know have an innate sense for helping others. We may argue over how much we should help each other or even what the the best way is to help others. We may discuss the government’s role in helping others versus our local church. But, we often dismiss how our economy is set […]