Category Archives: Foundations for Generosity

Extreme Poverty, Income Inequality, The 1%

  For several years now, we’ve been engaged in a national, even global, conversation about “income inequality” and “The 1%.”  Here are a few thoughts, as these conversations relate to the problem of Extreme Poverty.

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Standing in the Gap

What is asked of us, as followers of Christ, concerning the desperately poor? John the Baptist, preaching about bearing fruit consistent with true repentance (Luke 3), put it in very simple terms when the crowd asked “What, then, should we … Continue reading

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James 1:27

The New Testament writer James, brother of Jesus, wrote in a plain, no-nonsense style that is as applicable today as it was 2000 years ago.  His provocative emphasis on everyday practice – our actions – is a message that is … Continue reading

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Let My Heart Be…

Tucked away under the Resources and Advocacy tabs on this site is a hidden gem — a marvelous little video (youtube, 7:12) created and produced by the folks at the Life Center church in Spokane, Washington.  This video, our very … Continue reading

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Leviticus 19:9-10

Throughout Scripture, we learn that God has a special heart for the poor, the vulnerable, the oppressed… a concern that He expects His people to share.  In Leviticus, God instructs them on how they can act on this concern:  a … Continue reading

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Blessed, to be a Blessing

This idea, that we are blessed to be a blessing, is a theme that is woven throughout the length and breadth of scripture – and, is one of the foundations upon which Givers by Design is built. 

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Overview: Foundations for Generosity

This archive category will contain discussions exploring Christian foundations for generosity.  Christian generosity has been described as living with an open hand as opposed to a closed fist — a relevant and convicting metaphor for a modern-day consumer culture characterized … Continue reading

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