Archive for "September, 2011"
In a meeting at the United Nations General Assembly, international partners and African heads of state began using a new tool that will “track progress in the fight against malaria: the ALMA Scorecard for Accountability and Action.”
I’m writing this column the week my pastor announced his resignation to accept a call to a church in another state. Everybody at First Baptist loves Dr. Bob, and we will hate to see him go.
In the section of his argument that began at 3:5, Paul has been focusing on the matter of identity. He has tried to correct misconceptions through metaphors designed to illuminate the proper way to view leaders and the church as a whole.
The relationship between those who have been made stewards of the various graces of God and the one calling them to that task differs from the strictly horizontal relationship between the owner of vast property and those to whom it is entrusted: the stewards of the gospel do not have the liberty possessed by other stewards.
People celebrated Earth Day this past April 22, 2011. Regardless of whether people think of themselves as environmentalists, Earth Day offers many suggestions about how people can be good stewards where they live. This year, the U.S.
“Steward” and “stewardship” are not words we hear much outside of church these days. Airline flight attendants aren’t called even stewards and stewardesses anymore; they’re “flight attendants.”
Peter asks the question Luke’s audience must have been asking by this point: Jesus, who are you addressing? Was this parable aimed at the disciples, who were neither slaves nor slave owners, or at everyone–that is, does this parable really address the Gospel’s audience, sitting in someone’s house listening to it read aloud?
In the NT the understanding of stewardship as authority over the possessions of others is found in the Gospels of Matthew and Luke (cf. Matt 20:8; Luke 8:3; 12:42; 16:1-3). The metaphorical use is most important in the NT.