Sunday, November 12, 2006

The Joy of Giving

Here's a link to an article in the Economist about research that shows that donating to charity rewards the brain.
"They found that the part of the brain that was active when a person donated happened to be the brain's reward centre—the mesolimbic pathway, to give it its proper name—responsible for doling out the dopamine-mediated euphoria associated with sex, money, food and drugs. Thus the warm glow that accompanies charitable giving has a physiological basis."

Here's a link to an article by John Stott about Christian giving. He says...
"Christian giving is an extremely important topic on the contemporary church's agenda, for I doubt of there is a single Christian enterprise in the world that is not currently hindered and hampered by a lack of funds."

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