Proof-texts in Context, Part 9: Stewardship

Proof-texts in Context, Part 9: Stewardship

The ninth installment of our Proof-texts in Context series will focus on SDA Fundamental #21—Stewardship. For those who would like a more detailed synopsis of why we are publishing this series, please refer to the introduction to the first installment. Without further ado, let’s proceed to our study. Genesis 2:15—“Then the Lord God took the man and

Tools that Inspire the Acrual of Heavenly wealth

Tools that Inspire the Acrual of Heavenly wealth

The Steward Department of the Seventh-day Adventist World Church is launching a video series targeted at millennials. The series is part of a broader initiative entitled “God First” which aims to help members understand the principles of tithe and offering. “The act of tithing develops allegiance, commitment, love, and relationship with God”, says

The Adventist Way to Financial Success Part 2 – How to Assess Your Financial Fitness

The Adventist Way to Financial Success Part 2 – How to Assess Your Financial Fitness

Financial intelligence and financial wealth isn’t a function of where you live, your political point of view, the evils of “globalism,” who is president, what the economy is doing, or whether your daddy is the president of the bank where you work. Financial success isn’t so much about your past as it is about what you are doing in the present. It i

Environmental Stewardship & Climate Change

Environmental Stewardship & Climate Change

Before mankind was created, God was deliberate in engineering an ideal environment. The ground was fertile, the vegetation lush, the air invigorating, and a pristine river flowed. The siting, land use, and topography of Eden were meticulously executed, and in that perfect environment, God required man to care for and maintain the beauty of his surr

Being Single

Being Single

I have been single most of my life. I have had the privilege of meeting different people, and have experienced different intensities of relationships with them–from the straight "No, not in this lifetime, not if you were the last man alive," to the "Let’s give this a shot," to the ones I thought were good looking, but an absolute "No chance but hey

(6) First, Last, and Best: Jesus and Our Giving

(6) First, Last, and Best: Jesus and Our Giving

In the first entry of this series on personal finance, we looked at Matthew 6:33 and Christ’s promise that if we seek Him first, He would provide for all of our necessities.  In Thoughts from the Mount of Blessings, page 99, Ellen White offers some commentary on this very verse that is instructive:   Jesus does not release us from the necessit