Lent Reflection – Am I offended by generosity?

Today is the 11th day of Lent. I’m reading scriptures about Jesus curated by Brian Zahnd in his Lent devotional The Unvarnished Jesus. As a practice of my own, I’ll be posting daily (or near-daily) short reflections on the scriptures chosen. Then I journal on his reflection and the scripture’s he’s selected. I’ll be posting […]

Weekend Wisdom / Living with Open Hands

The first thing generosity brings to mind is giving — giving of time, or money. Talking about giving in church is notoriously awkward.  The conversation is usually laced with oughts and shoulds, and focuses on obligation and obedience. But that’s a stunning misunderstanding of the point.  Our attitude toward giving is a direct window into our […]

Weekend Wisdom / Living Like There’s More

Every decision you make passes through the same filter.  How you relate to money and time, how you treat the people around you, even your family.  The way you deal with people you disagree with.  Your response in these situations is filtered through your core sense of generosity.  Your level of generosity comes from a perspective […]