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The Stewardship of Faith Our Heritage from Early Christianity

Author : Kirsopp Lake
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Stewardship of Faith

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Author : Daniel Conway
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Stewardship is not just about money but about something much more fundamental: how we respond to God's call to be disciples of Christ and how we live out that response in our daily lives. In a simple, practical, and concise style, Daniel Conway shows why stewardship is an essential aspect of Christian living. Book jacket.

Stepping Stones of the Steward

Author : Ronald E. Vallet
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Now thoroughly revised--with significant changes in chapters dealing with faith and money and environmental issues--Vallet's inspirational study teaches Christians how to gain a sense of purpose, how to properly use resources, talents, and money, and how to reach out with compassion for the welfare of others and for the planet.

Faithful Stewards

Author : Walter E. Brown
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Are you on the fence about tithing your hard-earned money? Do you wonder if it is wise to give offerings to church needs while the urgent needs of your own family remain on your conscience each moment of the day? In today's economy, every cent must be carefully accounted for and put to wise use. The management of money and possessions remains a tough subject--perhaps now more than ever. It's difficult to know what might befall our situations next. What does the Bible say? What does God Himself say? And what happens when God's children, in recent times, put these words and promises to the test? This 40-day devotional will guide you through biblical principles of giving, tithing, compassion, generosity, and leaning on God to provide what is needed. This book aims to demonstrate how His principles of stewardship are of the utmost importance at all times.

The Stewardship of Faith

Author : Kirsopp Lake
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God Is Faithful

Author : Samuel Koranteng-Pipim
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You can give without loving, but you cannot love without giving. This is why the Bible gives considerable attention to financial stewardship. The book reveals how God has promised to take care of our needs if we trust Him with our material possessions.

The Stewardship Companion Lectionary Resources for Preaching

Author : William H. Willimon, David N. Mosser
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Faith based Stewardship and Resolution of Environmental Conflict

Author : Susan Drake Emmerich
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Christian Faith and University Life

Author : T. Laine Scales
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This book provides new insights on the unique role of doctoral students and new faculty as they join other stewards of the academy working within Christian higher education. Weaving together a variety of voices—graduate students, pastors, and seasoned scholars—the book examines the Christian university’s relationship to the Church and how faith and stewardshipcan guide the pursuit of teaching and scholarship.

Cornerstones of Faith

Author : Thomas Cardinal Collins
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Thomas Cardinal Collins addresses fundamental elements of the life of Christian discipleship reconciliation, eucharist, and stewardship in this collection of three pastoral letters from his tenure as Archbishop of Edmonton. These letters were not intended so much to address urgent current issues of concern as to look reflectively at fundamental elements of the life of Christian discipleship. According to Cardinal Collins, "all three of these topics relate cornerstones of faith not to great moments of commitment or of spiritual exaltation, but to the daily round of the ordinary Christian life: again and again we turn to the sacrament of reconciliation, through which we are purified of our sins, and to the eucharist, through which we encounter our risen Lord, and so are prepared to serve him faithfully as stewards of His gifts."

The Steward

Author : Douglas John Hall
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The biblical image of the steward is highly provocative and even revolutionary. In recent years, environmentalists and peace marchers have been discovering the radical potential of the stewardship motif, while the church, sadly, has muffled this symbol's power in ecclesiastical wrappings. So writes Douglas John Hall in the first edition of 'The Steward' (1982). This provocative book has been so much in demand all over the world that Hall has completely rewritten, revised, and expanded his work, adding new material and deleting dated references. Yet Hall has kept his original book's basic format the same in this new and improved edition. In short, Hall aims to recapture the most basic meaning of the biblical metaphor of the 'steward' and to apply that meaning to our social context, one in which human beings are confused and ambivalent about their place and vocation in a threatened world. Working from numerous angles - biblical, historical, sociological, theological, and ecclesiastical - Hall explores the rich meaning and implications of stewardship. Scripture portrays the steward as a caretaker and servant. Hall compares scriptural teaching on stewardship - concentrated in Jesus' parables - with the role of stewardship in the church's history, maintaining that ever since the fourth century, the church's understanding and practice of stewardship have been distorted by its alliance with institutional power. Hall also puts forth apocalyptic warnings about the fate of the earth unless we heed the call to be stewards of the creation, work for world peace and justice, and nurture life in its many forms. The church around the world, says Hall, urgently needs to live as 'steward' - it is a matter of death and life.

Christian Faith and Environmental Stewardship

Author : Daniel K. Lagat
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This book covers the contribution of Christianity in the care, stewardship, and management of the environment. It uses ideas from the logical position of a Christian, created in God’s image, redeemed by God, and given responsibility to subdue and keep the earth, arguing that a Christian has the responsibility and mandate to care for the environment. It shows that successful stewardship happens when a Christian is aware of God’s intention for creation, exerts effort to increase it, and is expected to give an account to God for their actions toward it. The book presents environmental concerns in Kenya as an opportunity for change, describing situations and why they could become opportunities for change. Seven worldviews are presented that discourage Christians who want to do environmental stewardship, and Christian theological doctrines are discussed that could be used to cause ecclesial participation in environmental stewardship. Finally, the book envisions a “Conserving Church” with specific activities the church can do to successfully influence people to do environmental stewardship.

Stewardship the Economy of God

Author : John H. Reumann
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""This concise and readable volume makes a major contribution to our understanding of stewardship. Exhibiting careful and thorough research, John Reumann traces the broad history of the stewardship concept . . . to the present day. While Reumann demonstrates that the term has had many shades of meaning in its history, he also makes clear, helpful suggestions on the meaning of stewardship for today, especially by connecting stewardship with the economy of God. I commend this book to all pastors, seminarians, and laity willing to struggle with what stewardship means for our lives and our world as we approach the twenty-first century."" -WILHAM O. AVERY, Gettysburg Lutheran Seminary ""With his characteristic erudition-biblical scholarship, classical and historical reflection, and contemporary application-john Reumann shows how oikonomia has been a recurring theme in the Christian life. It appears now again as 'stewardship, ' and Reumann' s exhaustive investigation will help the church respond to its far-reaching imperative."" -NORMAN A. HJELM, Faith and Order, National Council of Churches ""For many Christians the term stewardship means fund-raising. Paradoxically, with the advent of the environmental movement, it has acquired another sense: stewardship as care for the earth. In this learned but accessible book John Reumann shows how the modem 'secular' use of the term actually derives from the Bible and Christian tradition... He constructs a theology of stewardship that is at once faithful to the Scriptures and applicable to the lives of Christians today."" -ROBERT L WILKEN, University of Virginia John Reumann was a professor of New Testament studies at Lutheran Theological Seminary, Philadelphia, PA. He was the author of Righteousness in the New Testament: Justification in the Lutheran-Catholic Dialogue, and Ministries Examined: Laity, Clergy, Women, and Bishops in a Time of Change.

After the Faith Decision

Author : Lorne Winston Jackson
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Catholic Faith and Discipline A sermon on 2 Tim ii 2

Author : William MAYHEW
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Forming Generous Hearts

Author : Leisa Anslinger
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Leisa Anslinger and Vikki Shepp believe that these three giants of parish life are essential components of a vibrant parish. They provide indispensable principles to guide pastoral leaders as they seek to transform their parishes into places where people embrace and live Christian discipleship. An excellent resource for all pastors, parish teams, Stewardship teams, and parish ministers.

The Stewardship of Life Or Studies on the Parable of the Talents With the Text of Matt Xxv 14 30

Author : James STIRLING (Congregational Minister.)
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Kingdom Calling

Author : Amy L. Sherman
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A 2013 Christianity Today Book Award winner Imagine the scenarios: a CEO successfully negotiates a corporate merger, avoiding hundreds of layoffs in the process an artist completes a mosaic for public display at a bank, showcasing neighborhood heroes a contractor creates a work-release program in cooperation with a local prison, growing the business and seeing countless former inmates turn their lives around a high-school principal graduates 20 percent more students than the previous year, and the school's average scores go up by a similar percentage Now imagine a parade in the streets for each event. That's the vision of Proverbs 11:10, in which the tsaddiqim--the people who see everything they have as gifts from God to be stewarded for his purposes--pursue their vocation with an eye to the greater good. Amy Sherman, director of the Center on Faith in Communities and scholar of vocational stewardship, uses the tsaddiqim as a springboard to explore how, through our faith-formed calling, we announce the kingdom of God to our everyday world. But cultural trends toward privatism and materialism threaten to dis-integrate our faith and our work. And the church, in ways large and small, has itself capitulated to those trends, while simultaneously elevating the "special calling" of professional ministry and neglecting the vocational formation of laypeople. In the process, we have, in ways large and small, subverted our kingdom mandate. God is on the move, and he calls each of us, from our various halls of power and privilege, to follow him. Here is your chance, keeping this kingdom calling in view, to steward your faith and work toward righteousness. In so doing, you will bless the world, and as you flourish, the world will celebrate.

Faith That Works

Author : Jeffrey D. Hoy
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Thousands of Christians from 13 nations around the world start each day by reading Dr. Hoy's daily e-mail devotionals. As a book, Faith That Works captures the essence of these high-impact e-mails so that each encounter with God's Word can be savored. The Book of James was written to encourage a broad audience of believers as they face the day-to-day challenges of being a Christian. Dr. Hoy makes this guide for right living come alive for the modern Christian. Many have received God's Grace through these devotions, and your life will be touched as well. As one reader puts it, I am so excited to read your devotional each day. It is an awesome reminder that God has us in the palm of His hand and truly knows what we need before we ask or think it. -- (These) devotions always have a direct impact on what is going on with my life everyday, -- Congressional Aide -- Being always on the go and on business travel, (these) devotions have helped me focus on God in the middle of all this worldliness, -- Financial Analyst, NC -- It is hard to find daily devotionals that focus more on scripture than on the author's opinions. Dr. Hoy has done an excellent job, -- Congressional Aide, CO