Tag Archives: Giving

Do Not Simply Give Whatever is Being Asked For

Part IX of our series on Doing Good We discussed in our last post how sometimes, the best gift we can give to our enemies is the one that ties us to them long-term.  That way, we become more concerned … Continue reading

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Imitation is How Humans Learn to Give. So Why are Churches and Nonprofits Doing Away With It?

Tip of the cap to Peter Leithart for his post on mimetic humanity, or how humans are wired to learn just about everything through imitation far more than through explanation or training or emotional stimulation. The issue is absolutely crucial … Continue reading

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The Biblical Way to Get Church Freeloaders to Give

A blog site for ARDA–the Association of Religion Data Archives–sounds about as exciting as a visit to http://www.watchingpaintpeel.com. (Oddly, by the way, that URL is still available.) But trust me: RSS the feed. ARDA’s David Briggs posts every two weeks, … Continue reading

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