Boaz’s One-Another Mindset: Reimagineing Privilege as Stewardship (Ruth 2:5-12)

I was honored by Cedarville University to receive a 2017 alumni award.  President White also invited me to speak in chapel where I preached on the “Boaz’s One-Another Mindset” in Ruth 2 (the sermon starts at the 17:45 mark in the video).  The challenge is for people of means not to be ashamed of their power, influence or privilege, but to steward it, like Boaz, on behalf of another.

Gleaning and Giving: Thinking about Poverty Relief

During the past year I’ve done a lot of thing about the intersection of faith, work and economics, in large part due to a course that I taught on the Doctrine of Vocation in the fall of 2014.  During this season, my attention was drawn to the stewardship of our finances on behalf of another.

I was recently given two opportunities to address an issue regarding faith and culture and I decided to present the same ideas about stewardship and poverty relief in both venues.  The first was in written form on the Canon & Culture blog of the ERLC and the other in a TED Talk format on the campus of Southeastern Seminary (below).