Before this year, I figured I’d be living in a functioning democracy for the rest of my life. Yet at Christmas 2017, I’m not so sure. What of Christmas now?
Not too often does my Minnesota United FC fandom cross paths with a course I’m teaching, but last week I ran across a fabulous podcast about a new major league soccer expansion team, Atlanta United. Now, as a Minnesota fan I’m jealous of many things Atlanta United (e.g. their stadium, making the playoffs, their roster). […]
Yesterday, I finally got my hands on copies of a new stewardship book edited by yours truly! Titled, Beyond the Offering Plate: A Holistic Approach to Stewardship, in ten approachable chapters written by seminary professors, engaged pastors, and church leaders, the book aims to expand our notion of — and approaches to — holistic stewardship. It’s perfect […]
American culture is intensely individualistic. Given this context, it’s no surprise that a lot of talk about money and stewardship is focused on the individual. How, though, might we make stewardship more communal? What might communal stewardship look like in congregations?
The tagline for Charity Navigator, the charities rating firm reads, “Your Guide to Intelligent Giving.” At the start of Lent, Pope Francis encouraged another way. In an interview before Ash Wednesday, the pontiff explained that believers should prioritize giving to the needy, and not second guess how that money might be spent. When considering a […]