It was a joy to be with the good people of Salem Lutheran Church in Dakota City, Nebraska today to celebrate Pentecost Sunday. As part of my visit, talking about stewardship and engaging in conversations about big questions and dreams, I had the honor of being invited to preach by friend Pastor Sandra Braasch. What
Every Monday I share a few tidbits, nuggets, or ideas for incorporating some stewardship themes in your preaching this week based on the appointed readings by the Revised Common Lectionary and Narrative Lectionary. Here are some longer than usual stewardship nuggets for this coming weekend. Sunday June 25, 2017: Revised Common Lectionary- Time after Pentecost
There’s been a great deal of discussion over the past couple of years online, in teaching, leading, and writing, about the the distinction between a “Yes, and” and a “Yes, but,” culture and approach. This morning it hit me, that I feel called to serve a “Yes, and” Church, and not a “Yes, but” Church.
I recently re-read the first social statement of the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America (ELCA), “The Church In Society: A Lutheran Perspective,” adopted at the Churchwide Assembly in 1991. This statement laid the groundwork for the importance of such social statements and all the statements that have since been written. They have helped ground the
Maybe you have seen it, floating around your different social media channels. There seems to be a trend to share three positive things daily you have experienced, for a five day period. Some have viewed this as a challenge. I see this more as an invitation to gratitude. So with that in mind, I invite you