Generosity in quotes: David Lose

“Absent law, it’s each person for him or herself, but when we receive the law as God’s gift to help us live into God’s dream of abundant life for all, we recognize that we are most faithful to the law when we use it to help and protect each other, not insist on it for […]

Generosity in quotes: Jason McNeal

“When we give less we become more disconnected from each other and we find less meaning in our human interactions.  Simply put, a community that gives less is not as healthy as a community that gives more. . .  When we give, we aren’t losing something of value, we are gaining something that truly is […]

Generosity in quotes: Philip Yancey

“Henri Nouwen defines ‘community’ as the place where the person you least want to live with always lives. Often we surround ourselves with the people we most want to live with, which forms a club or a clique, not a community. Anyone can form a club; it takes grace, shared vision, and hard work to […]

Generosity in quotes: Perry Engle

“True community is the recognition that every human face is the face of a neighbor. It’s making the effort to see each person as having a face, a name, and a story — a story of disappointment and brokenness, of possibility and hope. It’s admitting that we may not know someone, and having the humility […]

Generosity in quotes

“We are neither isolated individuals, as Ayn Rand suggests, nor cogs in a collective machine as Marxists insist. Rather, we are free, responsible individuals who can become what the Creator intended only in community. Scripture is clear in its call to love our neighbors as ourselves and to carry a special concern for the poor […]

Wile E. Coyote and board recruitment strategies

I recently came across a fantastic apologetic for mixing it up when recruiting new board members — and it’s done without once using the “d” word. Robert Fabricant’s playful references to Wile E.Coyote in communicating serious points about creativity and the importance of diversity (that’s the “d” word of my reference) of perspectives, make for a fun read (to be expected from a firm […]