This series builds off of the eponymous essay by Marlin Sommers and includes several essays, a podcast conversation and  even a short animated video. The series develops a rich picture of stewardship that encompasses all roles and abilities we have in life.

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Managers in God's Household

Wednesday, January 1st, 2020
Fourteen-year-old Bob has the rather grandiose title, “Steward of the Woodpile”. While Dad is gone, Bob is in charge of the woodpile. Bob is thrilled. He promptly messages his friends and says, “Hey nobody’s home tonight, come over and we will have the biggest bonfire you ever saw.” The next morning the firewood has been consumed. The temperature is well below freezing. Bob’s mom and siblings...

Wednesday, April 1st, 2020
This is not an essay about how to handle profits that may be gained through business. Of course, if you do own a business that generates large profits, that does result in responsibilities to use that money well, but that is not the subject under discussion. Rather, the question is what does it mean to be a steward of business giftings and abilities, and of business roles and opportunities...

Monday, April 13th, 2020
Note: This is a bonus post Marlin Sommers wrote in response to current events. The second part of the “Business as Stewardship” post will be released next week. (Part 1, Part 2) Factories, Gardens, Giving, Guns: A COVID-19 economy and Stewardship. Jobs have been lost, hours have been cut, and businesses have closed. So far, the economic impact of COVID-19 is enormous. The scale...

Saturday, April 18th, 2020
Part Two of Business as Stewardship A business person should steward his business abilities and roles. Stewardship is not limited to managing profits that may be gained through business. In Part 1 of this blog, I sketched an overall vision for acting as a servant-manager in business. This second part reflects in a bit more detail on some aspects of the stewardly role of business. I...