Person of the Covenant: Eucharist

By Karl Doege…. The last post commented on the “person of the covenant” as set forth in the Sacrament of Baptism liturgy. It was stated that all baptized Christians are Persons of the Covenant, and that their behavior and priorities are governed, ideally, by the...

The Person of the Covenant

Karl Doege, July 2012 Dr. Walter Brueggemann strongly supports the concept of tithing. He describes the “person of the covenant” as someone who understands tithing as a means of returning to God something that is owed to God for God’s many blessings. He cites Malachi...

Stewardship Reflection: The Autonomous Person

by Karl Doege In his address to the plenary session of the 2010 TENS Conference (The Episcopal Network for Stewardship), Dr. Walter Brueggemann profiles two different responses to the idea of stewardship. The first is that of the autonomous person. The autonomous...

Philosophy of Giving

by Karl Doege As a general rule, in church settings, a “Stewardship Program” is primarily concerned with the giving of money. Of course, there is honorable mention of giving of one’s time and talent and recognition that our congregation is simply unable to do what...