Generosity in quotes

“Your offering is not a tip for a good sermon, nor are you paying for services rendered. Your stewardship, bringing your tithes and offerings to the community in which you worship, is a spiritual practice that comes right out of scripture. The people Jesus taught and healed lived in grinding poverty. And then there were […]

Generosity in quotes

“If this is going to be a Christian nation that doesn’t help the poor, either we have to pretend that Jesus was as selfish as we are, or we’ve got to acknowledge that He commanded us to love the poor and serve the needy without condition and then admit we just don’t want to do […]

Generosity in quotes

“In following Jesus, we begin by letting go of all those things that place a prior hold on our affections. Relationships, possessions, privilege and position and ease give way to God’s call. Dietrich Bonhoeffer once famously wrote, ‘Christ never calls a man, but he bids him come and die.’ And so we struggle in our […]

Friday reflections on another week of Generous Matters

Lose the rubber stamp. Charity Navigator has handed members of nonprofit governing boards yet another reason to up their game. The watchdog group recently revamped its rating system, attaching equal weight to good governance and financial oversight. As reported in The Chronicle of Philanthropy, the folks at Charity Navigator hope the change will “nudge nonprofits […]