Generosity in quotes: Marcia Shetler

“The scriptures tell us that as Christians, we are stewards of God’s mysteries (1 Corinthians 4) and stewards of the manifold grace of God (1 Peter 4). We are also trustees of material possessions and financial wealth (James 1:17). How God’s people practice Christian stewardship is a measure of their faith’s authenticity: their commitment to […]

Generosity in quotes: Barbara Brown Taylor

“We are God’s sharecroppers. We tend the earth and its riches for someone else’s behalf. We are expected to represent God’s interests, being as generous with each other as God is with us. We are not owners. We were never meant to be. It is not the American way, but it is the kingdom way, […]

Generosity in quotes: Deb Stehlin

“The story we ground ourselves in rests in the promise that we are never alone, and that God is trustworthy. The Spirit is always calling us out of the lie of isolation and into community. The biblical message tells us that we are given enough for this day; and that God believes in us enough […]

Damned if you tithe and damned if you don’t

Lost in the kerfuffle over Mitt Romney’s tax returns is a sorry story about how Americans’ (including good church folks) have come to think about charitable giving. When a family of limited means is faithful in tithing a full 10 percent, we cheer. Nothing beats a good widow and her mite story for warming hearts. […]