Podcast Episode 15 : The Power of Culture, Communication, and Generosity Part 1

In this episode of the Generosity Podcast, Todd McMichen is joined by Skye Jethani, author of What’s Wrong With Religion, podcast host, speaker, and consultant. During their conversation, they discuss the power of culture, communication, and generosity.

Best Quotes

“What would it look like to take a step backward and talk about where generosity fits in with our whole life with God?”

“We are trying to take the conversation of generosity and move it from an act of giving to a way of living.”

“I’ve seen more churches go on God adventures by focusing on the root issues of what drives generosity in a disciple’s life.”

“We get intimidated to talk about money and giving because we don’t talk about it enough.”

“In the context of generosity we need to take a step back and start with stories about who God is and then transition to stories about who we are as His people.”

“We need to demonstrate stories of generosity that are not just about money.”

“We framed 6 weeks around the idea of whole life generosity using stories of generous givers from every walk of life.”

“Even if you don’t start with your whole church, who are the leaders that you need to help lead into this journey?”

Skye Jethani is an award-winning author, speaker, consultant, and ordained pastor. He also serves as the co-host of the popular Holy Post Podcast, a weekly show than blends astute cultural and theological insights with comical conversation. Skye is the president of Measure the Clouds, a non-profit organization helping a post-Christian generation discover a ravishing vision of life with God. He also leads SkyPilot Media which develops multimedia resources for use by churches, colleges, and community groups navigating the intersection of faith and culture.

You can learn more about Skye’s ministry at his website:


Generosity by Lifeway (https://lifewaygenerosity.com)

What’s Wrong With Religion by Skye Jethani (https://www.amazon.com/Whats-Wrong-Religion-Skye-Jethani/dp/1944298231/ref=sr_1_1?keywords=whats+wrong+with+religion&qid=1559221683&s=gateway&sr=8-1)

With God Daily (https://skyejethani.com/devotionals/)

With by Skye Jethani (https://www.lifeway.com/en/product/with-P005438430)

Overflow Small Group Curriculum (https://www.generouschurch.com/overflow)

Generous Church (generouschurch.com)