Stewardship in the Shadow of the Shema

I have a brother who is five years younger than I am. Growing up, I remember when he got to the “why

A Gratitude Campaign

I don’t remember most of the gifts I received for my high school graduation. In fact, I’m

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

Many stewardship conversations consider the question what's possible? What's possible for our mission

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


When I was in seminary, I was required to take an "Alternative Context" course. At the time, we

Reclaiming the Testimony

Many congregations are currently in the midst of planning or implementing an annual stewardship program

On Why (Some) People Don't Give Money to Their Church

When it comes to stewardship and the bible, church leaders tend toward the sweet passages about cheerful

On Why People Give Money to Their Church

One of the joys of teaching at Luther Seminary is the opportunity to learn from my fantastic colleagues.

How should Christians approach funding the church?

As I write this, I'm three weeks into teaching a course at Luther Seminary called Money and Mission of

The Great Login In the Sky

The Funding the Next Church series has been a great joy to organize, and I'm very grateful to our six

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