Randy Alcorn's Blog: Money and Giving

Should We Leave Our Children Inheritances?

Scripture says that “A good man leaves an inheritance for his children’s children” (Proverbs 13:22). As a result, many Christians defend and justify leaving vast sums of wealth to their children and grandchildren. I think in order to understand the principle behind this verse, we need to compare what an inheritance meant in biblical times, versus what an inheritance means in this culture today. 

Four Ways Generosity Benefits Us

By God’s grace, it’s not only others who benefit when we give. Here are just four of the many benefits we receive when we choose generosity.

Hearts, Habits & Happiness

Last weekend I attended the three sessions of Randy’s Q & A on the joy of giving at Good Shepherd Community Church.

Six Reasons to Live More Simply—and Give More Generously

Someone has said, “Live simply that others may simply live.” Of course, there is no automatic relationship between my simple living and someone else being rescued from starvation or reached with the gospel.

John Wesley’s Example of Giving

To turn the tide of materialism in the Christian community, we desperately need bold models of kingdom-centered living. 

Field Trip to a Junkyard

How can we teach our children the emptiness of materialism in a direct and memorable way? Take them to visit a dump or junkyard. It can actually be a great family event.