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The Science of Generosity

An April 2015 Chronicle of Philanthropy cited a growing field related to a “growing cadre of behavioral economists, neuroscientists, psychiatrists, psychologists…” etc are learning about giving and donors. There are some ongoing and interesting findings: researchers found that people base  »  Read More

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The Generous Jesus — Just Time

Fame can be addicting.  Even a little bit. And after he healed a few people, the word spread.  But the scriptures tell us, “But now even more the report about him went abroad, and great crowds gathered to hear him and to be healed of their infirmities. “ Luke 5.15 As the report grew, Jesus  »  Read More

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Jesus the Generous — Even with The Oppressor

Can you be generous with those who oppress you? Think about it. Luke 7 opens with a Roman centurion. A centurion was a commander in the Roman army. His responsibility was to keep order among the Jews, to quell uprisings. The Jews paid their taxes to Rome. To the Jews, the Romans represented an  »  Read More

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