November 16 and 23
Teacher: Steve Hancock Room: 65-66
In his book The Steward: A Biblical Symbol Came of Age, Douglas John Hall contends that the primary identity of a Christian is that of a steward of the gospel of Jesus Christ. He also contends that ever since the fourth century, the church’s understanding and practice of stewardship has been distorted by its alliance with institutional power. Drawing on Hall’s work, this class will examine scriptural teaching on stewardship, concentrated in Jesus’ parables. We will seek to recapture the most basic meaning of the biblical metaphor of the steward as a caretaker, a servant.