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Generosity as a response to abundance

Andy Crouch, executive editor of Christianity Today, addressed an in-house and off-site (Appleton, Wisconsin) crowd during his “Voices on Generosity” presentation for Thrivent in November. Metro Lutheran photo: Bob Hulteen

Andy Crouch, executive editor of Christianity Today, addressed an in-house and off-site (Appleton, Wisconsin) crowd during his “Voices on Generosity” presentation for Thrivent in November. Metro Lutheran photo: Bob Hulteen

Andy Crouch, the executive editor of Christianity Today magazine and author of the book Playing God: Redeeming the Gift of Power, was the second speaker in Thrivent Financial for Lutheran’s “Voices of Generosity: Living the Thrivent Way” series November 20 at Thrivent’s downtown Minneapolis office building. Crouch spoke on the topic “The Power of Living Generously in a Foolish World.”

Voices on Generosity is an on-going speaker series offered by Thrivent to open a conversation about how Christians can live generous lives full of abundance and purpose. As part of his presentation, Crouch emphasized that generosity, while good on its own merit, also improves the life of the giver as well as the receiver of the gift.

After sharing data about widening income disparities, he said that some people could greatly improve their lives by sharing the wealth. However, he demonstrated that the percent of wealth shared actually declines as income increases. He encouraged Christians to live generous lives, even in a world consumed by greed.

For more information on the Voices on Generosity series, contact Callie Briese by phone at 612/844-7340, or by email at callie.briese@thrivent.com.

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