Tag Archives: stewardship

Missio on Genesis 1: Rewind

You’ll have to think back for this. Get ready to go old school. Think back before any conversation about lead in Flint, Michigan. Think before fluorocarbons, before anybody had even heard the words “global warming,” before there was a half-life … more »

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Missio on Genesis 1: From Dairy Farm to Dot Com

Since birth all my life and industry have been immersed in dairy farming. The word “livestock” is directly correlated to my family’s lifestyle, and therefore mine also.  Dairy farming and agriculture in general are probably two of the things about … more »

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Common Grace for the Common Good, Again and Again

Vocation and the common good. In a few words, that is what I care about, and so what I work on, day after day, year after year. More could be said, and most of the time, I do. Today I … more »

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Missio on Joseph: How Do We Fundraise?

Without fundraising, non-profits cannot exist. Generally, it seems like a good thing to donate money to an organization that you believe is a worthy cause. People willingly giving their money is completely understandable, but I work in fundraising, and asking … more »

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The Worst Interviewee in the History of Egypt

In Genesis 41 Joseph doesn’t have a lot going for him.  Based on the reference of Pharaoh’s cupbearer, he is summoned to Pharaoh to interpret Pharaoh’s dream.  To put it in modern terms, Joseph has one reference and one “work-related … more »

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A Meditation on Excess Productivity: Great Gifts, Stewarded Badly

Genesis 3: 14-20 describes the curse that befalls creation after Adam and Eve have disobeyed God in the garden. We then hear the stories of their descendants and the story of the Flood before we end up at the tower … more »

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Four Precious Words

Here are four words that have become precious to me: stewardship, neighborhood, economy, and vocation. As a pastor, I’ve spent a lot of time through the years teaching about stewardship. When narrowly defined, stewardship is often thought of as referring … more »

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