Monthly Archives: May 2011

Advice from the North Korean Underground Church: Stop Making it Easy for People to Become Involved in Your Church or Nonprofit

Last week we had a handyman, Jeff, at our house giving us an estimate on some home repairs. We quickly learned he was a Christian seeking a deeper experience of church. I spent more than two hours with Jeff talking … Continue reading

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Don’t Settle for Getting People to Give; Instead, Help People Become Habitually More Giving

Best book I’ve read so far this year–Improvisation: The Drama of Christian Ethics, a gem from 2004 by Church of England priest and Christian ethicist Samuel Wells. (As usual, the best books on giving, discipleship, and fundraising are never the … Continue reading

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An Open Letter to David Platt and Kevin DeYoung: Let’s Help Kevin’s Loan Officer Get Truly Radical

Dear David and Kevin, David, Radical: Taking Back Your Faith From the American Dream was a fun and worthwhile read. My congratulations. Kevin, your review of David’s book was just about as fun and worthwhile as David’s book itself. And you were … Continue reading

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