#089: Virtuous Living (Charity)

#089: Virtuous Living (Charity)

Young Americans today are showing charity like never before. Yes, you read that right. A recent survey found that 84 percent of Millennials gave to a charitable organization in 2014. (source) More than 3 out of every 4 who made a donation gave on their own and not through their company by payroll deduction or other means. What does it mean to show charity? Is charity just about dollars and cents? Jeff and DW offer their take on this ever-important virtue.

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The Notes

How much do people give in my community? Find out here.

What are some ways you can show charity? Share in the comments below.

#073: Love is Hopeful

#073: Love is Hopeful

Doctor says mother’s prayer restarted dead boy’s heart

Jeff and DW head back to the salt mine this week, wrapping up the Love Is series with Jason and Mike. If we say that we love someone, but have little faith that things can change for the better, do we really love? This challenging question is so important and complex, especially after being hurt over and over by someone you love.

SERIES EPISODES: Love is Patient | Love Is Kind | Love Is Honest | Love Is Hopeful


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[Tweet “Love never gives up, never loses faith, is always hopeful, and endures through every circumstance.”]


Show Notes

Miss part of the Love Is Series? Catch up on previous episodes here.

[Tweet “Love is like a delicious homemade, tasty scone. #HNRTB”]

tobymac made to love lyric

Okay, well maybe that’s not the best way to describe love, but I do love a tasty scone in the morning. The point is that there are so many wild and crazy ideas of what love is. When you ask someone to define it, usually there’s a pause to think a little. How would you define “love” to someone? How do you know when you feel loved? Can you fall into love (and out of it)? Why do we do such crazy things for love today? And when we are pained by someone else, can we ever love them again?

Mentioned on the Show

Doctor says mother’s prayer restarted dead boy’s heart

LGBT group cancels protest because church is ‘too nice’


Remember, disagreement doesn’t mean that someone doesn’t love you. We can disagree with someone and still love them. How silly is it if you chose not to love someone who didn’t like pizza and you did? That’s crazy, right? Yet we see examples of this happening every day in our society that we can no longer disagree without being ridiculed or called out publicly. If we’re going to truly see love overcome in our world today, then we have to know how to agree to disagree about something and still love the person with whom we disagree. In fact, that is the essence of forgiveness. When we love others, we are willing to go the distance, knowing that reality isn’t reflective of the greatness that is to come when we are driven by hope.

#053: Faith In Action

#053: Faith In Action


So you’ve decided to live for Christ? You’re not sure what it means to live as a Christian? Tonight on the show, Jeff, DW & Jason talk about living out your faith. We’re also answering your questions and comments on the TweetBack!

What does it mean to live out your faith? Isn’t it enough to just believe in God? What are some ways you put your faith into action each day?

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Parable of the Good Samaritan // Luke 10:25-37

One day an expert in religious law stood up to test Jesus by asking him this question: “Teacher, what should I do to inherit eternal life?”

26 Jesus replied, “What does the law of Moses say? How do you read it?”

27 The man answered, “‘You must love the lord your God with all your heart, all your soul, all your strength, and all your mind.’ And, ‘Love your neighbor as yourself.’”

28 “Right!” Jesus told him. “Do this and you will live!”

29 The man wanted to justify his actions, so he asked Jesus, “And who is my neighbor?”

30 Jesus replied with a story: “A Jewish man was traveling from Jerusalem down to Jericho, and he was attacked by bandits. They stripped him of his clothes, beat him up, and left him half dead beside the road.

31 “By chance a priest came along. But when he saw the man lying there, he crossed to the other side of the road and passed him by. 32A Temple assistant walked over and looked at him lying there, but he also passed by on the other side.

33 “Then a despised Samaritan came along, and when he saw the man, he felt compassion for him. 34Going over to him, the Samaritan soothed his wounds with olive oil and wine and bandaged them. Then he put the man on his own donkey and took him to an inn, where he took care of him. 35The next day he handed the innkeeper two silver coins, telling him, ‘Take care of this man. If his bill runs higher than this, I’ll pay you the next time I’m here.’

36 “Now which of these three would you say was a neighbor to the man who was attacked by bandits?” Jesus asked.

37 The man replied, “The one who showed him mercy.”

Then Jesus said, “Yes, now go and do the same.”

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