Cloughen, an Episcopal priest, presents his book in three short sections. Section I invites the reader to explore their own personal theology of stewardship including tithing, with an inclusive review of Holy Scripture. Section II, only two pages long, makes the case that if every pastor at every worship service gave a one minute stewardship sermon at the time of the offering then every Christian would have a better theology of stewardship and their would be more resources for ministry. Section III offers for those too busy or too shy to write their own, a one minute stewardship sermon for each Sunday and special occasion in church’s liturgical year.
I am inclined to agree with Cloughen’s twice. First, as preachers we should give careful consideration to our own theology and practice of stewardship. Second, that a very short teaching on stewardship every Sunday would be healthy for a congregation and gives stewardship the same level of attention in worship it as it receives in Holy Scripture.
Pastor Mark A. Anderson
Assistant to the Bishop