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Second Sunday in Lent, Year B Lectionary Reflection
March 1, 2015
The way of the cross is not about self-flagellation, destructive behaviors, or irresponsible actions. Following Jesus is about publicly proclaiming with your life’s witness that Jesus matters—more than anything else—and in him is the source and wellspring of abundant life. (Photo: Doug 1021, Creative Commons)

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The Most Ignored Commandment

Author Nancy Sleeth, who along with her husband founded the non-profit organization Blessed Earth, invites all of us to reconsider how we are (or are not) keeping Sabbath. For Sleeth’s family, keeping Sabbath has been a true blessing. (Photo: Pawel Pacholec, Creative Commons)

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Cultivating Generosity in Children

It may seem like a “no-brainer,” but we all need to be reminded of the ways we can cultivate generous hearts in children today so that they will be good stewards as adults. Check out Ron Edmondson’s 10 suggestions in this article. (Photo: © Vibe Images –

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Pledging: Model Intentional Giving

In interviews with congregations in a variety of settings, we discovered that the most effective stewardship formation occurs in the context of worship, in open and frank discussions about money, faith and giving, and in the ability to help people understand how their giving funds the various ministries of the church, including social outreach. Read our findings. (Photo © ashumskiy –

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    SOLI Grants for Stewardship Education

    Got a creative idea for stewardship eduction? The Stewardship of Life Institute is offering grants to help fund projects to advance stewardship in the ELCA. Applications are submitted online and due on March 15 for the next funding round. See details inside! (Photo by Steven dePolo, used by Creative Commons license.)


    The Weekly Joke

    Every week we dish out a fresh scoop of humor. Who says stewardship is no fun?

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    Free Ebook: A Theology for Christian Stewardship

    T.A. Kantonen’s classic book “A Theology for Christian Stewardship” is still considered one of the best explorations of the topic and a go-to resource. Download a free PDF copy, posted on LC-MS’ FaithAflame website.

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    Four Gospels, One Way to Live

    Here’s a free online course on biblical stewardship that you can really sink your teeth into. “Four Gospels” pays attention to the stewardship-of-life underpinnings of the four Gospels as it provides a scholarly overview. From Lutheran Theological Seminary at Gettysburg.