Money and Faith: William G. Enright and the Big American Taboo

by Mike Redmond. Faith & Leadership.

This article teaches the redemptive link between faith and money, highlighting a philosophy of generosity from the Lake Institute on Faith & Giving and Rev. Dr. William Enright.


discussion questions, links to the Lake Institute and Lilly Family School of Philanthropy

Best For

Christian clergy, stewardship and finance teams



Suggested Uses

  • Clergy can reflect on this article to prepare a sermon about money and faith.
  • Discuss with the finance team to make budget decisions based on mission and values rather than scarcity and fear.

About the Contributor

Tim Shapiro

Tim Shapiro is the Indianapolis Center’s president. He began serving the Center in 2003 after 18 years in pastoral ministry. For 14 years, Tim served Westminster Presbyterian Church in Xenia, Ohio. Prior to his pastorate at Westminster, he was pastor of Bethlehem Presbyterian Church in Logansport, Indiana. He holds degrees from Purdue University and Louisville Presbyterian Theological Seminary.

Tim’s interest in how congregations learn to do new things is represented in his book How Your Congregation LearnsAfter his extensive work on the Center’s Sacred Space initiative, Tim co-authored the book Holy Places: Matching Sacred Space with Mission and MessageHe has also authored several articles, including Applying Positive Deviance and The Congregation of Theological Coherence.

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