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The Heart of Why People Give

A stewardship pledge is about more than just paying the pastor's salary or the church's electric bill. It's about your spiritual health and survival.
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The Baptismal Call of Stewardship

The Baptismal Call of Stewardship

Like many of you, I can’t remember my own baptism. Yet, I’m ...
Imagination, Young Adults, and Stewardship

Imagination, Young Adults, and Stewardship

Last week, Pastor Jeni Grangaard, who works in global mission for the ...
The Stewardship of Now

The Stewardship of Now

Folk singer David LaMotte has a song with a chorus, “There’s no ...
Discovering Innovation in the Story

Discovering Innovation in the Story

Sometimes we can get overwhelmed by the wide array of out-there innovative ...
From Objectification to Embodied Stewardship

From Objectification to Embodied Stewardship

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Not many have a personal stewardship journey quite as juxtaposed as our ...
The Demand of Stewardship

The Demand of Stewardship

Stewardship calls us to share. Sure, there’s the money part of sharing, ...
Stewardship of Life at its End

Stewardship of Life at its End

As new readers consider my new book, Beyond the Offering Plate: A ...
Extreme Heat

Extreme Heat

Stewardship, like much of ministry, quickly pushes congregations back to mission and ...
Stewardship Resolutions

Stewardship Resolutions

Well, we’re three days into 2017. How are your New Year’s Resolutions ...
Abundance and Fear

Abundance and Fear

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“We don’t even have a budget!” This was the complaint of a ...
Drainage, Debt, and the Rain of God

Drainage, Debt, and the Rain of God

For some churches, “debt” is a four-letter word. (Well, technically, it’s a ...
Connections between Advent and Stewardship

Connections between Advent and Stewardship

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This week’s newsletter explores connections between Advent and stewardship by way of ...
Gratitude and the Simplicity Movement

Gratitude and the Simplicity Movement

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This week we conclude our gratitude series with, well, gratitude to our ...
For this, I give thanks

For this, I give thanks

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I know several families who, after Thanksgiving dinner, go around the table ...
Chuck Knows Church

Chuck Knows Church

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I think I first ran across the video resource Chuck Knows Church ...
What the Global Church Can Teach Us About Stewardship (Part 2)

What the Global Church Can Teach Us About Stewardship (Part 2)

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Many stewardship conversations consider the question what's possible? What's possible for our ...
What the Global Church Can Teach Us About Stewardship (Part 1)

What the Global Church Can Teach Us About Stewardship (Part 1)

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When I was in seminary, I was required to take an "Alternative ...
Readiness to Learn

Readiness to Learn

Today's article reflects on my transition to Luther Seminary, and some wisdom ...
What is Most Important?

What is Most Important?

Today Gerry Rafftery and I say farewell to all of you who ...
Stewardship lessons: from environmental to financial

Stewardship lessons: from environmental to financial

Today's writer is a second year seminary student who is discovering an ...

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