Cost of 12 Days of Christmas Items Tops $107,000!

Ever wonder how much it would cost if your true love did give you all the items in The 12 Days of Christmas song?  According to the annual Christmas Price Index compiled by PNC Wealth Management, the total cost of The 12 Days of  Christmas gifts for 2012 is $107,300! Continue Reading ->

What’s the Best Way to Help the Poor?

One of the big questions I’ve wrestled with in my life and ministry is this:  What is the best way to help the poor?  The answer isn’t always an easy one. Continue Reading ->

Teaching Kids How to Tithe

Teaching kids how to tithe is not something that was modeled well for me by my parents when I was growing up. My wife and I have discovered how to do it with our own kids through trial and error, and we’ve been extremely blessed by the results so far. Continue Reading ->

Growing in Christian Generosity

If you’ve been a pastor, missionary or other Christian worker for long, you’ve been on the receiving end of someone’s generosity.  How are you growing in generosity in your own life? I’ve been in full-time Christian ministry for 15 years, first as an urban missionary, then as a pastor in a local church, and now […] Continue Reading ->