The Stewardship of White Privilege

In recent months, I’ve repeatedly been drawn to questions that connect race and stewardship. To

Diapers, Glitter Glue, and Unexpected Lessons in Stewardship

I’m happy to introduce Alex Benson this week, a student at Luther Seminary and editorial assistant

Unholy Sundays

Do you have a story of a time when a pastor -- maybe even you -- tried to shock the congregation, but

Talking About Money When Not Asking For It

It’s possible to develop bad habits in our church leadership. For some of us, I’m afraid one

Transformational Living...and Giving

In one of the final assignments for this summer’s Money and Mission of the Church course, I asked

iPad Giving Stations: Increase Your Congregation’s Engagement in Giving

I was recently reading through a congregation’s annual report (hey, I’m a seminary professor,

Enough

How does your church measure “enough?” Does the yardstick look different depending on who’s

Why Pastors Need the Finance Committee -- and Vice Versa

I sometimes joke with students that “committee meetings” rarely come up in call stories. Further,

Drainage, Debt, and the Rain of God

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

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