Make faithfulness and results the choice. Please.

“Aim for faithfulness rather than results!” If this headline from a recent issue of the Focus on Nonprofit Accountability newsletter strikes you as an odd opposition of goods, join the club. As faithful readers of Generous Matters know, when the words on either side of the slash mark are equally desirable, I’m no fan of either/or […]

Generosity in quotes: Edward Everett Hale

“I am only one, but I am one. I cannot do everything, but I can do something. And I will not let what I cannot do interfere with what I can do. What I can do, I should do. And what I should do, by the grace of God, I will do.” Edward Everett Hale, […]

Speaking of money in church

The spring issue of Leadership Journal had me with the cover and then continued to reel me in with article after article on two of my favorite topics – money and ministry. I could have done without the tagline, “Funding your ministry without losing your soul.” But I understand the editors’ dilemma. It’s likely the […]