Congregations and clergy across the country and around the world are navigating uncharted waters as we struggle to deal with the effects of COVID-19. Some are scrambling to implement new technologies related to connecting and giving. Others are advocating for a time of Sabbath rest.
Time – how do you define it, how do you claim it, how do you have enough of it? What does it mean to be a good steward of time?
In the book, “Beyond the Offering Plate,” Maryann McKibben Dana laments the fact that the founder of Amazon is funding a multi-million-dollar project to help build a 10,000-year clock, a clock that will tell time for 10,000 years.
Adam Copeland has recently edited a book entitled, “Beyond the Offering Plate: A Holistic Approach to Stewardship.” In this book, he has brought together writings from various scholars and theologians on the topic of Stewardship. These authors help us to expand our understanding of what Stewardship really means and broaden that definition beyond the usual interpretation of time, talents, and treasures.