All posts from “Giving”

Wednesday Link List: Pastor of Witch City, Beatbox Christmas, and More

November 27, 2013 8:00 AM

Once again, we continue our symphony of shortcuts to articles and stories you may have missed. BTW, I do check comments both at my blog and Out of Ur; so let me know what you think of the mid-week...

Skye Jethani: Recipe for Church-365 (Part 4)

October 17, 2011 12:00 AM

Read parts one, two, and three of "Recipe for Church365". Ingredient Four: Decentralized Service Over the last few years my travels have been taking me more regularly to Portland, Oregon. Portland is weird, and that’s how they like it. But...

Catalyst 2011 Justice and Mercy Part 1

October 7, 2011 11:49 AM

One of the things I appreciate about this conference is the beautiful blend of worship and compassion, evangelism and justice, love for the church and love for a broken world. The Catalyst culture promotes so much talk and action around...

Ur Video: Tired of Tithing?

April 13, 2011 12:00 AM

A recent survey from the National Association of Evangelicals finds that a majority of pastors do not believe the Bible requires tithing. In this report from CNN, Leith Anderson and Brian Kluth discuss the survey and the theological basis for...

Megachurches Just Fine Amid Recession

November 22, 2010 12:00 AM

In case you needed more evidence that Americans love all things BIG, Leadership Network has released a new report: North American Megachurches Are Holding Steady During the “Great Recession” According to the study, megachurches are continuing to see attendance and...

Ur Video: Rick McKinley on the Christmas Story

December 23, 2009 12:00 AM

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Catalyst Lab: Don't Pity the Poor

October 7, 2009 7:15 PM

Jessica Jackley was in first grade when she became aware of how the poor were being presented to her. She saw ads for parachurch organizations and appeals for missions groups that featured photographs of impoverished children with distended bellies and...

The Sometimes Surprising Price of Success

June 17, 2009 8:12 AM

No, this post isn't about growing pains as your church gets bigger and bigger or what to do with the budget surplus all that extra tithing is leaving you with (though if your problem is the latter, email me). I've...

Urban Exile: Will Compassion Survive This Season?

December 19, 2008 12:00 AM

by David Swanson An excerpt... For all of our recent talk of being missional, these days of economic uncertainty may prove to be an important test. Serving and giving from a position of security is one thing; generosity to the...

Advent...the Conspiracy

December 18, 2008 12:00 AM

Our friends at Advent Conspiracy have produced a truly thought provoking video for this season. Is your church participating in this campaign? I'd love to hear about your experiences. If not, how would people react in your church if you...

Joining the Green Revolution

September 16, 2008 12:00 AM

by Dave Gibbons We are witnessing what some are calling the greatest transfer of wealth in human history. The McKinsey Global Institute has shown how assets are moving primarily from Europe and America to the oil countries of the Middle...

Money from Heaven

April 29, 2008 12:00 AM

"I thought that spending my check from the government was supposed to be the patriotic thing to do, but I'm not sure it's the Kingdom thing to do." That is how my friend Chuck began explaining his idea about...

Advent Conspiracy Videos

December 20, 2007 12:00 AM

Earlier this month Skye Jethani posted about the obstacles we face during the Advent season, and his church’s attempts to overcome the busyness and materialism of the season. Last week, David Swanson reported on the new film What Would Jesus...

The Obstacles of Advent

December 3, 2007 12:00 AM

Last week my wife and I got all of our Christmas shopping done - in one day. This blitzkrieg approach has become a tradition for us. It's like pulling a tooth; better to have the whole thing out at once....

Lifestyles of the Rich and Religious

November 9, 2007 12:00 AM

I come from a diverse family where few are Christians and even fewer venture into the curious sub-culture of evangelicalism. For this reason a number of my relatives have an impression of Christianity based largely upon what they see while...

ATMs: Automatic Tithing Machines

September 25, 2007 12:00 AM

How can you pass the plate to people who don't carry cash? You can't. So the next big wave may be the "Giving Kiosk" in your church's lobby. "A lot of people no longer carry cash or a checkbook," says...

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