When I thought about the church’s fascination with tithing, it struck me that Jesus never taught about it.
Sometimes Christians are too quick to assume the quotes we see on twitter and pinterest are in the Bible. If it has a few “thee’s” and “thou’s” or sounds at all like a proverb, we assume that its somewhere in that dense, leather-bound book sitting on our nightstand.
The “Freshers Fair” — a core experience for university students all across the United Kingdom. For anyone who has not heard this term before or witnessed this event, it is most accurately depicted by the image of a Mexican street market in which thousands of new university students cram through a narrow lane of booths […]
I’ve always been pretty. As a baby, my parents told me I was super cute, chubby, just the right shade of brown, with a big smile. In elementary school and middle school, there were some awkward years, especially as a child of immigrant Indian parents. But once I could choose my own clothes and hairstyle, […]
We all have an insatiable desire for something more. In this frustrating life, where our appetite never ceases, we constantly find ourselves seeking to satiate these cravings. Usually, we end up concluding that we need more money to do so. Yes, we all need to buy the basics like food and shelter. But most of […]
Christian conversations about money often sound like good advice from a wealthy, moral — albeit secular — uncle. But in reality, Jesus said some truly outrageous things about money. The majority of His ethics and parables on the subject took the focus off money altogether, and instead re-focused His listeners on God and eternity. 1. […]
I’m not bitter, but I am concerned. I can’t begin my graduate degree this year because I don’t have enough money. Earlier this year, I was admitted to a top PhD program in my field, and I had been aiming for this program since I began my master’s degree three years ago. I put forth […]
I will be honest. When I get my pay cheque I don’t always feel generous towards others. My first thought is keeping it all. My mind is consumed with student loan balances and costly bills. The rising cost of education has put the millennial generation in precarious financial waters. Education often feels more like a heavy yoke than an […]
“No one can serve two masters. Either you will hate the one and love the other, or you will be devoted to the one and despise the other. You cannot serve both God and money.” — Matthew 6:24 My grandmother was a deeply faithful Christian and the most generous person I’ve ever known. A few […]
Dan, 38, muses under a large gum tree in Uganda’s green countryside. “When I was 16, there was only one jacket in my village. One jacket to be shared by maybe 50 guys. If anyone had a date they would all wear that same jacket.” He laughs at the memory. “The same was true for […]