The Gift of Gold- Finances & Possessions- a Stewardship Sermon for the Second Sunday of Advent

It was a joy to be with the good people of St. John’s Lutheran in Columbus, Nebraska. Thank you to Pastor Dave Hall for the invitation, and to the whole congregation for the warm welcome. I was invited to share in their three-week series on stewardship and the Gifts of the Magi, with my focus being on the stewardship of finances and possessions. The readings … Continue reading The Gift of Gold- Finances & Possessions- a Stewardship Sermon for the Second Sunday of Advent

This Week’s Links

Tuesdays on the blog mean that I have the pleasure of sharing some links to things that I have found interesting and thought provoking over the previous week with all of you. To help make sense of all that I have read, I have grouped these links by the following categories: Church and Ministry Thought & Practice; Cross-Sector Collaboration; Leadership Thought & Practice; Neighbor Love; … Continue reading This Week’s Links

This Week’s Links

Tuesday on the blog means that it is time to share some links to things that I have read and found interesting over the past week. To help make sense of the links, I have grouped them in the following categories: Church and Ministry Thought & Practice; Cross-Sector Collaboration; Leadership Thought & Practice; Millennials; Neighbor Love; Stewardship; and Vocation. I hope you enjoy this edition … Continue reading This Week’s Links

This Week’s Links

Tuesdays on the blog means that it is time to share some links to things that I have read and found interesting over the past week. To help make sense of the links, I have grouped them in the following categories: Church and Ministry Thought & Practice; Cross-Sector Collaboration; Leadership Thought & Practice; Millennials; Neighbor Love; Stewardship; Vocation; and Miscellaneous. I hope you enjoy this … Continue reading This Week’s Links

New Engine, New Tires & Luke – Faith in the face of debt

The following is a portion of a blogpost that I wrote that appears on the COMPASS blog. Please enjoy this sample, and then read the whole post over at COMPASS.  Student loans? Broken down cars? How am I ever going to pay this off? Those are some pretty normal reactions to debt, and ones we have heard a little bit about this past month on … Continue reading New Engine, New Tires & Luke – Faith in the face of debt

This Week’s Links

Tuesday means that it is time to share some links to things that I have found thought provoking. To help navigate the different themes, I have grouped them by the following categories: Church and Ministry Thought & Practice; Cross-Sector Collaboration; Leadership Thought & Practice; Millennials; Neighbor Love; Stewardship; Vocation; and Miscellaneous. I hope you enjoy these links! Church and Ministry Thought & Practice For those of … Continue reading This Week’s Links

This Week’s Links

Happy Tuesday! Allison and I have returned from a wonderful vacation, and with the return, comes the return to regularly scheduled programming here on blog. Each week on Tuesdays I get to share some of what I have seen, read, and found interesting and thought provoking over the past week. To help make sense of all of these links, I have grouped them by the following … Continue reading This Week’s Links

This Week’s Links

Tuesday on the blog usually means that I get to share some of what I have seen, read, and found interesting with all of you. This usually happens every week, but last week being in the midst of moving across country disrupted the usual schedule. So, consider this, though a couple days late, a bit longer dose of links this week to cover the past … Continue reading This Week’s Links

Meaningful Gifts- Stories Remembered While Packing

Last week I shared another reflection on the COMPASS blog as part of its “Christmas in July” series, focused on sharing reflections and ideas about gifts and giving. The following is an excerpt of that post, and I hope you will want to check out the whole reflection here.  I currently find myself in the midst of more boxes than anything else. My wife Allison … Continue reading Meaningful Gifts- Stories Remembered While Packing