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Respect! just a little bit

Start by reading Hebrews 10:19-25 and Romans 12:3-17

Only somewhat jokingly I’ve said that most stewardship programs are like fancy forms of clergy whining. It’s only somewhat because the most common refrain that you hear when you look at what other pastors say about stewardship is that the people in the pews aren’t giving enough, and if they would just give then we wouldn’t be having any problems.  I should also note that this is one of the times when clergy will make a clear distinction between “us” and “them.”  Somehow, this doesn’t sound right to me. Continue reading Respect! just a little bit

Great Expectations

Start by reading Luke 1:26-38 I don’t think there is another time of year where the expectations are as high as they are during the holiday season.  The work for this time of year starts even late in the summer, or early in the fall.  That sounds crazy doesn’t it, but how many of us have started make arrangements for Thanksgiving by the end of summer. Continue reading Great Expectations