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Preaching Thoughts- October 17, 2021

Here are some stewardship, discipleship, mission, and innovation thoughts about the appointed readings for the Revised Common and Narrative Lectionaries for Sunday October 17, 2021.

Preaching on Stewardship- September 15, 2019- The Fourteenth Sunday after Pentecost

Each week on the blog I share a few tidbits, nuggets, or ideas for incorporating some stewardship themes in your preaching. Since it’s pretty late in the week this week, this week’s sampling will be a bit shorter than usual, just to try and give a couple quick highlights if helpful. This week’s nuggets based

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‘What does this mean? And what might God be up to?’ – A stewardship sermon for Pentecost.

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

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Preaching on Stewardship- June 25, 2017

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

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The “Yes, And” Church

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.

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Openness to Imagination and the 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

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Positive Things- Day 1: “An Invitation to Gratitude”

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

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