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?
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 […]
One line I read a few weeks ago about congregational life together has stuck with me in a big way. I’ve brought it up, in one way or another, several times already. In a Christian Century article, “More People, Looser Ties” David Eagle drops the sentence: “Think of it this way: a congregation with 100 […]