Is Earth sacred? While we may have an obligation to be stewards of creation, is there a danger for Christians of falling into nature worship given some of the language used by those who refer to nature as “sacred”?
I recently met some friends from church for coffee. They used a cash app to pay and spoke about something called cryptocurrency. Should Christians be adopting these modern financial innovations?
Our family joined a Christian Reformed church a few years ago. Recently a deacon expressed concern that we were not contributing more to the general fund. It makes me uncomfortable to think that deacons are talking about how much people are giving and whether it is sufficient. Is this what happens in the CRC?
The electricity has to come from somewhere, and power plants emit carbon. Am I really being a better steward buying an electric vehicle than an efficient gas-powered vehicle?
1 Corinthians 4 says that we are “stewards of the mysteries of God.” What did the apostle Paul mean by that phrase? How can one “steward a mystery”?
We want to put up a clothesline to dry our clothes outside in warm weather so we don’t have to waste gas or electricity using a dryer. However, our housing subdivision prohibits clotheslines. What do we do?
If people have talents in music, writing, hospitality, technology, or some other area that could benefit the church community, do they have an obligation to do so?
When considering saving for retirement, how much is enough or too much? How much should we worry about retirement income in light of Jesus’ words “Do not worry about tomorrow”?
What do you think about “regifting”—giving someone else a gift that you had previously received yourself as a gift?
Some of my Christian friends give large sums of money to political candidates and causes.
Being stuck at home these past months because of the pandemic, I’ve found myself falling into a slower pace.
When you take leftovers home, they’re almost always given in Styrofoam containers that can’t be recycled. What’s the most stewardly option?
He tried to say at the end that creation, like salvation, is all about grace, but it seems to me that environmental sermons are a bit fluffy and sermons instead should be about the gospel of the saving grace of Jesus
Is it smart to give money outright like this to young people with no directions?
One of the quickest and easiest ways to fill a void in our lives is to buy something, and our mind convinces us for a moment that this will cure our ills.
The deacons say that most people are paying electronically. I’ve even heard of churches that allow people to swipe a credit card in the service. Isn’t this undermining the worshipful nature of the offering?
There is nothing inherently unchristian about minimalism, and there are certainly significant parallels to Jesus' teaching on money and possessions.
How do I handle those awkward checkout requests?
Christians should be aware of the effects of our lifestyles.
What does it mean to “give back to Caesar what is Caesar’s”?
Every October our church has a Stewardship Sunday with a sermon about giving money to the church.
I recently finished school, found a job, and have my first steady income. I want to give appropriately to my church and other organizations. How do I decide how much to give and to whom?