Thoughts in the Faith

Why We Tithe 10%

Each one must give as he has decided in his heart, not reluctantly or under compulsion, for God loves a cheerful giver.  -- 2 Corinthians 9:7 In my career, I live and breath philanthropy. I have been the recipient of immense generosity in the past, and I work daily to connect donors to the causes… Continue reading Why We Tithe 10%

Daily Notes, Life As I Know It

Barefoot Republic Camp

I grew up in a bubble. A white, Midwestern, Christian, middle-class bubble. I had an amazing childhood, and am making (from what I can tell) many good choices for my life. But when I went to college, I realized the enormousness of this bubble. Nothing wrong with the's just...who wants to be unaware of the… Continue reading Barefoot Republic Camp

Life As I Know It, Thoughts in the Faith

How DO we handle the homeless?

Every time I see a homeless person walking down the street, or standing on a corner, or sleeping in a doorway, I experience the same emotions--guilt, sympathy, nervousness, awkwardness--and I ask myself the same question "How am I supposed to handle this?".  I know there isn't a single correct answer, but it's something I struggle with… Continue reading How DO we handle the homeless?