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The All Time Greatest Answer for Fear

by GenerousChurch  |  January 21, 2015

“Fear and suffering are the universal human experience, and every religion is an attempt to overcome this condition.” Skye Jethani, With: Reimagining the Way You Relate to God.

You’ve heard the cliché’s…

“Punch fear in the face.” “The only thing you have to fear is fear itself.” “Never let your fear decide your fate.” ... read full post

Taming Fear - a guest post from Sky Jethani

by Skye Jethani  |  January 21, 2015

**This post is an excerpt from the book WITH: Reimagining the Way You Relate to God.

A few years ago I taught a class at my church about the Sermon on the Mount. On the first day, after reading the sermon aloud together, I asked the thirty adults in the class a simple question: “Do you think Jesus was serious? Do you believe he actually ... read full post

15 Powerful Generosity Quotes

by GenerousChurch  |  January 7, 2015

You may have heard it said that "words can inspire the world." Hopefully, the words from these Christian leaders will serve to inspire your world and spark your imagination for living out full-life generosity in the midst of your everyday life.

Jesus gave us a model for the work of the church at the Last Supper. While his disciples kept proposing more organization –Hey, let’s elect ... read full post  |  2 comments

5 Great Generosity Stories from 2014

by GenerousChurch  |  December 23, 2014
As 2014 draws to a close, we thought we would share a handful of generosity stories that captured our attention this year. The first is a video that received a ton of attention and with a "star" like this...rightfully so.

The second story is from acclaimed Christian author Philip Yancey. He relates a story from his days in Chicago and notes the unique generosity of his church in that area.

The ... read full post  |  1 comments

25 Memorable Bible Verses for Living a Generous Life

by GenerousChurch  |  December 23, 2014

God is the first and most generous giver. His ways teach us how to approach generous living:

"For you know the grace of our Lord Jesus Christ, that though he was rich, yet for your sake he became poor, so that you through his poverty might become rich." 2 Corinthians 8:9 "Jesus knew that the Father had put all things under his power, and that he had come from God and was returning to God; so he got up from the ... read full post

The Season of Charity??

by GenerousChurch  |  December 9, 2014

Santa Claus just came through my office. Actually, it was a non-bearded, UPS guy who was wearing brown instead of red. His belly did not shake appropriately, either. But, he was delivering a Santa gift that will magically appear in my living room on Christmas morning.

As a parent, it makes me feel good to give gifts to my children. I can’t wait to see the excitement on their faces as they walk ... read full post

Cultivating a Simple Life

by GenerousChurch  |  October 30, 2014

God doesn’t often compete with the white noise of our lives.

We live in world of constant motion. We insulate our lives with the hum of electronics and continually revolving to-do lists.

And we are missing God as a result.

Do you remember what happened to Elijah just after he challenged the prophets of Baal on Mount Carmel? The bold prophet did his best impression of a Jackrabbit. He ... read full post  |  1 comments

The Scandal of Grace

by John Richardson  |  October 14, 2014

If you could only receive one gift from God – only one gift ever – what would you choose?

That question is probably akin to the old “how many angels can dance on the head of a needle” problem. If you pursue it with any seriousness, it could land you in the mad house. There are thousands of potential answers and millions of resulting scenarios that come with those answers.

For ... read full post  |  1 comments

The Upside-Down Kingdom of God

by John Richardson  |  September 17, 2014

I have a confession. When some of you hear this confession, you may lose all respect for me. (Chances are, you don’t know me and have very little respect for me anyway.) For others that read this confession, this will immediately make us kindred spirits.

I still watch – and thoroughly enjoy – Seinfeld.

There you have it. I have not learned my lesson over the years and still love ... read full post  |  2 comments

Walking with Extraordinarily Passionate People

by GenerousChurch  |  September 3, 2014

Will you take a quick journey with me?

Will you stroll with me through the world of passionate people? We all have things that drive us, but I want us to peek into the lives of a few extraordinary individuals. I think we can learn something from them.

If there were such a thing as a Hall of Fame for the passionate and driven, these people’s portraits would line the walkways. Their hearts are ... read full post  |  1 comments

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