I’ve been fortunate to hear many people’s stories of how they learned to be generous. Stories of kitchen tables and piles of cash. Stories of pigs, rabbits and allowances paid in dimes. And people who grew up not knowing about giving at all.

My forthcoming book is inspired by the many generous people I’ve met. I hope that hearing stories about giving will help churches talk about money.

Jesus talks about money; we can too!

We can all be generous in some way, including sharing our stories.

See this page for featured articles, academic writing and links to my blog. And if you’re looking for an article or guest post, please reach out!


Book preview - watch this space!

For now, here’s a link to my blog!

Featured Articles


We can always afford to be generous

How churches can better navigate today’s changing giving patterns by building trust, gratitude and loyalty

Canadian Mennonite Magazine August 16, 2016

Join the Big Hearts Club

Telling stories of generosity in Canadian Mennonite Magazine, August 14, 2013

Mennonite World Review

September 11, 2015. A more provocative piece on Why don’t churches say thank-you when we give them money?


Lori sneaks into Princeton and Yale libraries…

I wrote for the Ecumencial Stewardship Center’s magazine Giving: Growing Joyful Stewards in your Congregation. Gary Hoag, aka the Generosity Monk, reviewed my article here.