I first read about a Lakota giveaway on a Sunday morning in a book about the Yankton Sioux. Giveaways were a means by which wealth was distributed and people gained stature and strength.
Introducing a little counter-cultural, John the Baptist-ish influence into your Advent.
I don't agree with those who say that busy-ness or the demands of our jobs make it hard for us to live lives of free and gracious giving.
As Christ redeems this world from the effects of sin, our giving is one important way we can participate in and contribute to his redemptive work.
I still remember very clearly the moment of my “conversion” in terms of how I saw service. In 2008 I was invited along on a work project to Liberia. We were going to help build …