Randy Alcorn's Blog: giving

Worldwide Theological Famine, and How You Can Make a Difference

By Randy Alcorn | June 15, 2015
Earlier this year, I learned about The Gospel Coalition’s International Outreach “Theological Famine Relief for the Global Church.” I’m really excited about this outreach and can’t think of a more strategic venture in financing what will matter forever.

For the follower of Jesus, is generosity optional or mandatory?

By Randy Alcorn | May 29, 2015
Generosity is optional in the sense that God gives us the freedom to choose, to do as we wish. It’s mandatory in that Jesus commands it and expects it of us. But I think it’s best to have a paradigm shift, to think of it as pure privilege with incredible rewards, both now and later. 

Four Ways Generosity Benefits Us

By Randy Alcorn | December 8, 2014
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

By Kathy Norquist | November 14, 2014
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

By Randy Alcorn | September 29, 2014
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

By Randy Alcorn | May 14, 2014
To turn the tide of materialism in the Christian community, we desperately need bold models of kingdom-centered living. 

Eleven Giving Guidelines to Fight the Pull of Materialism

By Randy Alcorn | October 9, 2013
Jesus says, “It is more blessed to give than to receive” (Acts 20:35). As long as I still have something, I believe I own it. But when I give it away, I relinquish the control, power, and prestige that come with wealth. At the moment of release, the light turns on. The magic spell is broken. My mind clears, and I recognize God as owner, myself as servant, and other people as intended beneficiaries of what God has entrusted to me.