“Abundance or Sufficiency? A Biblical Vocabulary for Sustainable Stewardship” is the topic for Generosity NEXT, November 28-29, 2018 in Tampa, Florida. Cameron Howard, Associate Professor of Old Testament at Luther Seminary in St. Paul, Minnesota, will be the plenary speaker.
Cameron B. R. Howard holds the Bachelor of Arts degree from Davidson College, the Master of Theological Studies degree from the Candler School of Theology at Emory University, and the Master of Theology degree from Columbia Theological Seminary. She received her Ph.D. from Emory University in 2010. Among her publications are contributions to The New Interpreter’s Bible One-Volume Commentary (Abingdon 2010), the twentieth-anniversary edition of the Women’s Bible Commentary (Westminster John Knox 2012), Connections: A Lectionary Commentary Resource (Westminster John Knox 2018), and the journal Word & World. She has written about stewardship and young adults for Presbyterians Today magazine. Committed to making academic biblical scholarship accessible and relevant to clergy and laypeople, Howard has written over two dozen essays for WorkingPreacher.org and is a contributor to BibleOdyssey.org, the Society of Biblical Literature’s web-based initiative for public biblical scholarship. She is currently at work on a book about how the Bible models faithful innovation for the 21st century church. Howard is a ruling elder in the Presbyterian Church (USA).
Cameron will give three presentations:
- Exploring the Bible’s Vocabulary of Sustainability
- The Language of Stewardship: Rethinking Traditional Messages & Discovering New Words
- New Ideas, New Language, New Practices
Generosity NEXT participants will have ample time to engage with the plenary speaker and in small groups. Time is also included for developing strategies to implement what is learned in the participants’ contexts.