How to Become a Generous Church

Posted on September 3, 2019
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“Each of you must bring a gift in proportion to the way the LORD your God has blessed you” (Deuteronomy 16:17). The Joy of Giving Up will introduce one single idea to the people of your church. It is not my original idea. I have not heard it from anyone that I have ever met…

Throwing a Cap Over the Wall

Posted on June 14, 2018
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I am walking in the Land of Giants again. Israel. Yesterday we were atop Mt. Carmel where Elijah called out the prophets of Baal. Today we walk were the Apostle Paul walked, rather, stood in chains before his captors and played the only card he seemed to have left. After several years of captivity, Paul breaks the…

Five Elegant Solutions to Grow Generosity

Posted on May 15, 2018
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Some of you may know the acryonm KISS. I did not when it was first whispered in my ear by an unknown man about five minutes before my first sermon many years ago. He was a robed lay reader and was seated next to me. The church was filled with the good people of my…

Announcement: Giving Up is Coming Soon!

Posted on August 24, 2017
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It’s Ready After years of gathering ideas, studying Scripture, preaching “The Money Talk”, collecting three decades worth of wisdom…and months of writing and re-writing, the book is finished.  We took our final pass at it with our red pens and now it lives with the publisher and then onto the printer…and then I hope…to you!…