The call to welcome the refugee is practically an essential tenant of Christianity, and yet after the Paris terrorists attacks, many Christians are calling to halt our (already paltry) resettlement of Syrian refugees. This reaction is difficult for me to understand, but like many irrational responses, I suspect it’s based in fear: fear of terrorism, […]
I wasn’t sure what to think, so I invited my class to debate the wisdom of using Dave Ramsey’s Financial Peace University curriculum in congregations. Here’s how my mind changed.
Curious about what other ministry leaders are doing with stewardship this fall? Searching for a deeper theology of stewardship? Not sure how to ask for money? Wondering, where is God in stewardship? Join Rev. Andy Kort (@andykort) and me (@ajc123) on Wednesday, Nov 11 at 9:00 p.m EST for a live twitter chat asking #whystewardship. Follow […]
The November issue of The Lutheran magazine includes a cover story I wrote entitled, “Young Adults and Giving: From Myths to Ministry.” I have to admit that as a Presbyterian, I get an extra kick out of writing for The Lutheran, but I promise the article does not contain a hidden message in favor of John Calvin’s […]
When it comes to teaching, I think a lot about maintaining the fine balance between clearly, loudly, explicitly teaching my students things to know, and subtly, quietly, implicitly teaching them ways to think.