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Mar. 21, 2017

The Arc of Stewardship in an Age of Abundance and Debt

I don’t know about you, but Lent often calls me to assess where I’ve been. Not where in a geographical sense, but where in terms of my relationship with God, my care for neighbors, and my spiritual practices. Today’s post by Columbia Theological Seminary’s Israel Galindo draws upon the beloved Psalm 23. Galindo considers a stewardship journey from childhood to
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Mar. 07, 2017

Stewardship this Lent

For the season of Lent, we’re launching a new series, “Stewardship this Lent,” in which seminary faculty will reflect on the resonances between, well, stewardship and Lent. I’ve invited the writers to consider the Sunday readings from the Revised Common Lectionary. While some might go other directions, several of the upcoming Tuesday Lenten posts will connect stewardship to the scripture
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Apr. 01, 2014

Lent, Youth, and Opportunity

A blog post by Timothy Siburg Image Credit: Lent by Stephen Cuyos on Flickr Every day is a good day to think about and create opportunities for members of your congregation to lead. This is true for youth too, who are also members of your congregation and community. The season of Lent provides a time for intention. Congregations approach this
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Mar. 13, 2014

Lent, Spring, and Pondering Big Ideas

A blog post by Terri Elton Image Credit: Spring Scene with Liverleaf by Randi Hausken on Flickr Some days I’m not sure which hat I’m wearing … There are days, in the midst of a meeting, I get the “mom I need you” text and suddenly I’m transported from my work agenda to caring for my kids. There are times
Feb. 12, 2013

It’s Lent…grab your camera!?

By Dr. Terri Martinson Elton, Director of the Center for First Third Ministry at Luther Seminary Today marks the beginning of Lent. Some church bodies embrace the season of Lent, others not so much. For the ones who do Lent is accompanied with particular practices, special worship experiences, and the Christian’s call for faith to intersect with their daily life.