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A theory of jerks Article by Eric Schwitzgebel http://aeon.co/magazine/philosophy/if-youre-surrounded-by-idiots-guess-whos-the-jerk/ Are you surrounded by fools? Are you the only reasonable person around? Then maybe you’re the one with the jerkitude, writes Eric Schwitzgebel in this humorous article exploring the theme of jerks, being judgmental, morality, etc. Resource type: Article Source: Aeon Magazine Author: Eric Schwitzgebel

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The Widow’s Mite Article by Alfred Hanley http://www.hprweb.com/2012/12/the-widows-mite/ Giving is necessary for our parishes to survive, but it is also a necessary act that promotes spiritual health, sanctification, and blessing. Resource type: Article Source: Homiletic and Pastoral Review Author: Alfred Hanley

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Stupid giving: The offering as a complete sacrifice Article by F. Willis Johnson https://www.ministrymatters.com/all/entry/6224/stupid-giving-the-offering-as-a-complete-sacrifice F. Willis Johnson reflects on the realities of giving for churches with predominantly financially challenged members - where the situation of the "widow's mite" (Mark 12:41-44) is common. Resource type: Article Source: Ministry Matters Author: F. Willis Johnson

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The Grace of Giving Practical How-To by David A. Vroege https://thebanner.org/departments/2015/04/the-grace-of-giving David Vroege unpacks what it means to give graciously and offers practical suggestions for how we can practice graceful giving during the offering portion of our worship services. Resource type: Practical How-To Source: The Banner Author: David A. Vroege

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When Spouses Clash on Giving Article by Jeff Anderson https://www.ministrymatters.com/all/entry/3462/when-spouses-clash-on-giving This article by Jeff Anderson discusses how couples can harmonize their views on financial giving by connecting with each other, adopting similar worship preferences, developing spiritually, addressing financial differences, and learning gratitude for God's blessings. Resource type: Article Source: Ministry Matters Author: Jeff Anderson

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Start a Conversation About Giving Article by David P. King https://www.faithandleadership.com/david-p-king-start-conversation-about-giving Faith is the motivator for people's giving. David King shares his findings from research on religious giving, encouraging church leaders to broaden the conversation and talk to congregations about the meaning of their life and work.... Resource type: Article Source: Faith and Leadership Author: David P. King

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Money and Mission Article by William H Willimon http://day1.org/1596-bishop_will_willimon_money_and_mission In this essay, William Willimon argues that since mission is the largest factor in charitable giving, churches should focus less on how much money they need and instead focus on how they can fulfill their mission. Resource type: Article Source: Day1 Author: William H Willimon

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David Giving Uriah the Letter Image by Joseph Mallord William Turner http://www.tate.org.uk/art/artworks/turner-four-paintings-in-the-dresden-picture-gallery-1-claude-lorrain-landscape-with-the-d31030 These 19th century sketches by Joseph Mallord William Turner are rough copies of several paintings, including Jacob Adriaensz Backer's 1960 depiction of 2 Samuel 11:13, "David Giving Uriah the Letter." Resource type: Image Source: tate.org.uk Author: Joseph Mallord William Turner

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Pietism: Did You Know? Article https://christianhistoryinstitute.org/magazine/article/pietism-did-you-know While there is no official “Pietist” church, the movement has left its mark. The influence of the “Pietists” can be seen in missions, revivalism, social activism, charitable giving, singing in worship and Bible study groups. Resource type: Article Source: Christian History and Biography

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Rethinking Stewardship Commentary/Exegesis by David J. Lose http://www.workingpreacher.org/craft.aspx?m=4377&post=1628 In this sermon starter on the Widow's Coin, David Lose wrestles with whether stewardship means giving of our resources as we are able, taking care of those in our community...or both. Resource type: Commentary/Exegesis Source: Working Preacher Author: David J. Lose

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Charitable Giving Increases Sermon Illustration by Karl Taro Greenfeld http://www.preachingtoday.com/illustrations/2000/july/12543.html A sermon illustration by Karl Taro Greenfeld describing that American giving has increased, appropriate for Matthew 25:14-46. Resource type: Sermon Illustration Source: Preaching Today Author: Karl Taro Greenfeld

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Basketball's Manute Bol Gives Back to Sudan Sermon Illustration by Steve Rushin http://www.preachingtoday.com/illustrations/2005/january/15699.html Steve Rushin's story of charitable giving by NBA player Manute Bol despite being broke and physically ill himself, can illustrate scriptural teachings on generosity, illustrating Proverbs 21:13 and Proverbs 19:17. Resource type: Sermon Illustration Source: Preaching Today Author: Steve Rushin

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Full Text Hymns on Charitable Giving The Blessings of the Pious and CharitablePD
The Reward of the liberal and charitable ManPD
Jesus, our Lord! how rich thy grace!PD
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The Limits of Philanthropy Article by Fran Quigley https://www.commonwealmagazine.org/limits-philanthropy "Time to end the charitable tax deduction." Resource type: Article Source: Commonweal Author: Fran Quigley

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The Widow’s Mite Article by Mark D. Roberts https://www.theologyofwork.org/the-high-calling/widows-mite No matter our means, we are all called to give generously, even sacrificially, to the work of God. God sees the true measure of our generosity, let us open our hearts and ours wallet to Him.... Resource type: Article Source: The High Calling Author: Mark D. Roberts

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Should Congregations Tithe? Article by Steve Mathonnet-VanderWell https://blog.perspectivesjournal.org/2013/01/14/should-congregations-tithe/ A reflection on church giving to "missions" that suggests when the topic at hand is money, the conversation seems especially prone toward pious platitudes and self-justifying half-truths. Resource type: Article Source: The Twelve Author: Steve Mathonnet-VanderWell

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Tithing: On learning contentment and cheerful givng Article by Patricia Hunter https://www.theologyofwork.org/the-high-calling/tithing-learning-contentment-and-cheerful-givng Tithing is hard, especially during times of financial turmoil. But it's one way of showing that we recognize we are only stewards of what we have, and to give back part of it. Resource type: Article Source: The High Calling Author: Patricia Hunter

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Young Men Give Most Often to World Vision Sermon Illustration by Courtney Connolly Bell http://www.preachingtoday.com/illustrations/2013/december/6121613.html The results of this survey share surprising insights about the generosity of young men. Courtney Connolly Bell reveals that young men often give to World Vision. Resource type: Sermon Illustration Source: Preaching Today Author: Courtney Connolly Bell

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Billionaires and their Charity Sermon Illustration by Luisa Kroll http://www.preachingtoday.com/illustrations/2007/july/5071607.html This sermon illustration shares the results of a Forbes magazine report on the world's wealthiest people and their charitable giving. Resource type: Sermon Illustration Source: Preaching Today Author: Luisa Kroll

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The charitable revolution Article by Adam J. Davis, adapted by Chris R. Armstrong https://christianhistoryinstitute.org/magazine/article/charitable-revolution This article explores the change in people's thought about charity in the twelfth and thirteenth centuries and its cultural and theological background. Resource type: Article Source: Christian History and Biography Author: Adam J. Davis, adapted by Chris R. Armstrong

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Philanthropy Is Everyone's Business Sermon Illustration http://www.preachingtoday.com/illustrations/2006/december/7121806.html A sermon illustration about charitable giving trends in the United States of America. Philanthropy is gaining popularity in mainstream culture. Resource type: Sermon Illustration Source: Preaching Today

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