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Category: BLOG SERIES: Stewards: The Good, The Bad & The Ugly

ice buckets: how generous is gamified giving?

By Alexandra Khan | 2 September 2014 | Comments (8)

Photo by MadMarv

The Ice Bucket Challenge. Thousands of people dumping a bucket of ice over their heads in the name of charity, and nominating others to do the same. If you’ve been anywhere near Facebook in the last month, you’ll have been met with a News Feed that consists of 90% frozen water and screaming.


Stewards: Jesus- The Good Steward

By Charlie Osewalt | 5 September 2013 | Comments (2)

Lord Jesus Christ the good steward.

Writing of Jesus, Paul fills Philippians 2:6-8 with a perfect summation of the Son of God’s character:


Stewards: Jezebel- an ugly steward

By Charlie Osewalt | 29 August 2013 | Comments (3)

Jezebel: an ugly steward

Think about bad stewards in the Bible and it won’t be long before you get to Jezebel. The wickedest of the wicked, the lowest of the low, the persecutor of the prophets, Jezebel’s name has become synonymous with evil deceit.


Stewards: Salome and her mother Herodias- bad stewards

By Charlie Osewalt | 22 August 2013

Herodias, Salome’s mother – a bad steward

When Jesus heard what had happened, he withdrew by boat privately to a solitary place. Hearing of this, the crowds followed him on foot from the towns. Matthew 14:13


Stewards: Ruth & Rahab- good stewards

By Charlie Osewalt | 15 August 2013

Good Stewards: Ruth and Rahab - redeemers redeemed

Who are our children? Who is our family? Let’s skip over the obvious answer - yes, we have physical, home grown families. And yes, let’s skip over the not so obvious answer - through adoption many people do wonderful things by choosing the hand picked family. But let’s go a little further than these two answers. Let’s go to the edge, the outer edge.


Stewards: Ruth & Rahab- good stewards

By Charlie Osewalt | 15 August 2013

Ruth and Rahab: redeemers redeemed

“To recover ownership of by paying a specified sum; to set free; rescue or ransom. “


Bad Stewards: the Israelites and the year that never came

By Charlie Osewalt | 19 July 2013

Lessons in caring for God’s world

What if Christmas never comes? Or, as in C. S. Lewis’ Narnia, spring is held back by a never ending winter?


Stewards: Anna & Simeon- good stewards

By Charlie Osewalt | 20 June 2013 | Comments (1)

Anna and Simeon: Good Stewards

Behind the second door

Luke 2



Stewards: Demas- a bad steward

By Charlie Osewalt | 13 June 2013

Demas: a bad steward

“this world”


Do your best to come to me quickly, for Demas, because he loved this world, has deserted me and has gone to Thessalonica. (2 Timothy 4: 9-10)


Stewards: The Unmerciful Servant- an ugly steward

By Charlie Osewalt | 30 May 2013

An ugly steward: a parable of forgiveness

“Stewards are both a ruler and servant; they exist to please their master.”