Podcast: Episode 16- Fasting, Scarcity, and Overflow Part 2

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 how media fasts lead to generosity and contrasting scarcity and overflow.

Best Quotes

“A lot of Christians engage in generosity either out of a sense obligation or out of a sense of transaction.”

“It is through media that we have marinated in this consumeristic idea that we are defined by our desires.”

“When we disconnect from media we can detox from that message and say we are not defined by our desires.”

“A media fast creates deep connection with God, deep connection with His Word, from which the overflow of generosity comes, but it also detoxifies the lies that we’ve inherited from our consumeristic culture that are a huge barrier to generosity.”

“When we are silent on a topic, that doesn’t mean people aren’t being shaped or formed, it just means they are being shaped or formed by voices other than the Scriptures.”

“Not talking regularly about generosity is pastoral malpractice because we are abandoning that area of formation to the voices of culture.”

“People are driven by scarcity – the fear that there isn’t enough.”

“The idea of being joyful in generosity is possible if we have a vision of an abundant God.”

“Money does have a unique role in Scripture because it has the power to be a false god.”

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:


Recommended Resources

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)

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

Whole Life Generosity Devotional (https://www.generouschurch.com/devotional)

Generous Church (https://www.generouschurch.com)