ESC NEWS August 2017

ESC NEWS August 2017

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Generosity NEXT Keynote Speakers Announced Rev. Dr. Anne Burkholder and Rev. Steven Manskar will be the keynote speakers at Generosity NEXT, November 29 - December 1 in Nashville, Tennessee. August Author Chat features Mark Vincent, A Christian View of Money Join Mark Vincent, CEO and Senior Design Partner of Design Group International, on August 28 to chat about his book A Christian View of Money: Celebrating God's Generosity. Register today for the Stewardship in Scripture Online Course Enrich your understanding about biblical principles of stewardship in this online course. Class begins September 5. CEUs are available. Good Samaritan Behaviors Making room for collective concern in the midst of individual priorities is a particular Christian matter.  
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Generosity NEXT Keynote Speakers Announced

Generosity NEXT Keynote Speakers Announced

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Rev. Steven W. Manskar, D.Min, and the Rev. Dr. Anne Burkholder will be the keynote speakers for Generosity NEXT, November 29-December 1 in Nashville, Tennessee. The theme for Generosity NEXT 2017 is "Stewardship & Generosity: Are We Doing All We Can?" Among the staples of stewardship literature, no matter the denomination, is John Wesley’s 1872 sermon “The Use of Money”. His exhortation to gain, save, and give all we can is an easy-to-remember and oft-quoted rubric by which Christians are encouraged to measure their stewardship and generosity. But in a global society marked by wealth inequity, social injustice, and religious indifference, do Wesley’s words still resonate? Generosity NEXT keynote speakers will address these questions and engage participants in this discussion. Steven W. Manskar is a clergy member of the Minnesota…
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Good Samaritan Behaviors

Good Samaritan Behaviors

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Making room for collective concern in the midst of individual priorities is a particular Christian matter. From its origins the Christian message has always been “to love God” but just as fundamental to the faith has been the mandate to love one’s neighbor. In the pressures of contemporary life, many citizens feel they do not have the cultural currency to care for neighbors in need—specifically, time and money. In life’s paradox, those who have negotiable time are often without excess money, and those who have any money to spare are left without discretionary time. One of Jesus’s best known parables prevents serious disciples from ignoring this dilemma. The message of the Good Samaritan is really about time and money. The characters in the story face the pressure of whether to…
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