The Stewardship Resource Database

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  • Author: Jerry Hoffman, Former Director of the Center for Stewardship Leaders, Luther Seminary
  • Updated: 11/01/2010
  • Copyright: Jerry Hoffman

Whenever someone asks you, "How Are You" respond by saying "I am grateful!"


Article  Article
  • Author: By Michael Zacher is a Philanthropic Adviser for Luther Seminary and a Pastor at Mount Olivet Lutheran Church with responsibilities for Stewardship and Evangelism.
  • Updated: 10/14/2010
  • Copyright: Michael Zacher

Gratitude reminds us that the real joy of life is becoming a blessing to those around us. Gratitude reminds us to invest ourselves and our resources in ways that multiply the blessings that we know are spiritually life changing.


Article  Article
  • Author: Annie Leonard
  • Updated: 09/24/2010
  • Copyright: Story of Stuff
    1442A Walnut Street, #272
    Berkeley, CA 94709 USA.

The Story of Stuff
From its extraction through sale, use and disposal, all the stuff in our lives affects communities at home and abroad, yet most of this is hidden from view. The Story of Stuff is a 20-minute, fast-paced, fact-filled look at the underside of our production and consumption patterns. The Story of Stuff exposes the connections between a huge number of environmental and social issues, and calls us together to create a more sustainable and just world. It'll teach you something, it'll make you laugh, and it just may change the way you look at all the stuff in your life forever.


Article  Article

Text: John 10:10
Core Perspective: Trust God's Abundance
God has blessed us with enough. The practice of this theology goes against the ideology (and idolatry) of consumerism and consumption. It goes against the competitive spirit of acquisition. It frustrates the false glory of self-importance (I am what I own, what I control).


Article  Article
  • Author: Jeffrey Klug
  • Updated: 08/13/2010
  • Copyright: Time Magazine

The quote below is about a study which illustrated the pleasure that capuchin monkeys receive from giving.