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 […]
This week at Luther Seminary we’re hosting an Executive Certificate in Religious Fundraising (ECRF) course in partnership with the Lake Institute on Faith and Giving [#LakeECRF]. What a joy it’s been to consider generosity, changing giving paradigms, and the ministry of fundraising with 25 leaders of congregations, non-profits, and faith-related organizations. (By the way, 2017 […]
A post of mine went life at the Wheat Ridge Ministries blog last week. I’ve posted it below. Since writing it, I also heard a fuller story of a congregation that embraced community organizing principles and opted to work largely on only one social issue affecting their community. For a few years, a single issue […]