Charity Commons: The Christian View on Radical Generosity

Charity Commons: The Christian View on Radical Generosity

The “Charity Commons” Series features sector experts sharing their perspective on the interaction of giving and the understanding of human flourishing: science, philosophy, human behavior, spirituality and religion, etc.

 

This post is written by John Cortines, who is is the co-author of God and Money: How We Discovered True Riches at Harvard Business School. All book royalties are given to charity. John lives in Orlando with his family and works for Generous Giving. He has shared the Christian message of generosity on national radio, TV, and at conferences around the country.

 

 

“Keep your life free from love of money.”1

 “Sell all that you have […]

Charity Commons: Civilization Built on Giving, Not Competition

Charity Commons: Civilization Built on Giving, Not Competition

The “Charity Commons” Series features sector experts sharing their perspective on the interaction of giving and the understanding of human flourishing: science, philosophy, human behavior, spirituality and religion, etc.

 

This post was written by Dr. Michael Kraus, Assistant Professor of Organizational Behavior at the Yale School of Management. His research covers areas of cooperative and competitive human interaction, including charitable giving behavior.

Charles Darwin’s theory of evolution by natural selection might be the single most well-known theory in the history of science. For you, the theory might conjure up notions of animals rapidly adjusting their behaviors to harsh environments, and active, often aggressive, competition between […]

Can Money Buy Happiness? Yes, Through Giving.

Can Money Buy Happiness? Yes, Through Giving.

Quoted from the Guardian (UK):
When Markus Persson, creator of Minecraft, sold his gaming company to Microsoft for £2.5bn in 2014, it didn’t give him the huge happiness boost you might expect, as his tweet from August 2015 showed: “Hanging out in Ibiza with a bunch of friends and partying with famous people, able to do whatever I want, and I’ve never felt more isolated.”

 

Many people think having lots of money will lead to more happiness. A national study across all incomes asked what people thought would bring them happiness. Participants predicted spending money on themselves would make them happier than […]