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Aug. 14, 2018

Simplifying Stewardship – Part One

Summer is often a time for moving. I remember my first moving truck — it was the smallest the company offered, and we didn’t get close to filling it. Now, after buying a home and filling it up, I’m not even sure we could fit all our things in a single U-Haul. In today’s post we begin a two-week series
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Nov. 29, 2016

Simplicity and Service

What will your Advent consist of this year? Despite what our faith teaches, the season can easily become a time of busyness and over spending. This year, I’m grateful to have Sarah Adam’s post to center me. Her framing of Christ’s call is a helpful reminder in this season so full of other calls. I invite you to consider Sarah’s
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Oct. 25, 2016

Generous Space

I’m afraid to say it, but once the aisles brimming with Halloween candy are cleared, they’ll probably be filled with…Christmas items! I’m shaking my head just thinking about it, but the holidays are upon us — or, at least, retailers want us to think they are. In today’s post, Rev. David Loleng considers what simplicity and “creating margin” might have
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Feb. 18, 2016

Gratitude and the Simplicity Movement

This week we conclude our gratitude series with, well, gratitude to our fine contributors. As the series has gone on, I’ve been working a side project studying the simplicity movement. Some connections between simplicity and gratitude seem worth sharing in this week’s post. Yours truly,Adam J. Copeland, DirectorCenter for Stewardship LeadersLuther Seminary Gratitude and the Simplicity Movementby Adam J. Copeland