Category Archives for "Giving & Generosity"

Ask Chuck: Should I Tithe on My Retirement Accounts?

Dear Chuck, I’ve been socking away money in a 401(k) account for years. I’ve tried to live like the ant in Proverbs. I have no plans to retire any time soon, but I may take some of the money to pay off credit card debts that accumulated during my wife’s health issues. I want to […]

Ask Chuck: How to Give and Save on a Budget

Dear Chuck, Giving is a problem for me. I’m playing catch-up for retirement and fear that giving will prevent my having enough for the future. How can I balance my desire to give with my need to be saving more?  In a Conundrum    Dear In a Conundrum,  Many American Christians find themselves in a […]

Ask Chuck: Joyful Giving

Dear Chuck, My wife and I have decided to give regularly. She’s thrilled, I’m not. If God loves a cheerful giver, I dread knowing what He thinks of me. Modern Scrooge   Dear Scrooge, While I don’t like addressing you as Scrooge, Charles Dickens’ classic book Christmas Carol about a greedy, stingy, selfish man by […]

Ask Chuck: What Are the Characteristics of a Good Steward?

Dear Chuck, I hear you talk about stewardship a lot, and I’ve been trying to be more faithful with the way I manage all my resources. I want to be a steward and would really like to find a mentor to help me. What kind of characteristics should I look for in a mentor? How […]

Ask Chuck: The Power of Humble Generosity

The Power of Humble Generosity

Hello Chuck, I love hearing stories of working class people who lived modestly but silently saved and invested over the years. Upon their deaths, people are shocked to learn of the sizable gifts given to different institutions. But I’m concerned about a recent report that charitable giving is down. Any insight? Generous But Worried   […]

What Does the Bible Say About Giving? 6 Lessons From The Old Testament

what does the bible say about giving

Being generous is about more than just giving money away. The Bible has a lot to say about giving and generosity, but the account of Abram in Genesis 12-14 provides six examples of generosity that we can put into practice right now. 1. Care For Those In Need Around You Abram cared for his orphaned […]

Ask Chuck: Should I Give or Get Out of Debt?

Ask Chuck: Should I Give or Get Out of Debt?

Dear Chuck, When should we begin tithing? We are currently in ‘the red’ each month, relying on credit cards to fill in small gaps. It will take us a couple of months to adjust and stop living paycheck to paycheck. Currently there is no extra, no savings, etc. If we tithe now, we will have […]

Ask Chuck: Year-End Giving: The Good, The Generous, and The Scammers

Ask Chuck Year End Giving

Dear Chuck, During this time of year, I want to be more generous. I’ll receive a Christmas bonus from my company and I feel the Holy Spirit prompting me to give it away. The problem is, I don’t know to who. There are so many charities, ministries, and organizations fundraising, and I have a hard […]

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