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Stewards: Judas- an ugly steward

By Charlie Osewalt | 9 May 2013

Judas: desire at the door

Whenever I meet new people I tend to get a little over excited, talk too loud, too fast and too much. So when I attended my first home fellowship group at the new church, I took plenty of deep breaths and told myself to listen.


Stewards: Terah - a bad steward

By Charlie Osewalt | 2 May 2013

“Are you settled in yet? How are you and Priscilla settling in? Are you sorting things out?“

Following our move to the United Kingdom from New York City, kindly Brits have asked this ‘settling’ question of me more then a few times. (This is one of the key differences between a Brit and a NYC native: the seasoned New Yorker never asks if you are settled in. It is understood that isn’t happening till the end of a lifetime).


Why giving starts with being empty - the little boy

By Charlie Osewalt | 26 April 2013

“Where are the boots?”

“Excuse me?”

“Where are the boots?”

As a department head in an inner city school, I wasn’t used to seeing a parent show up at 7am, let alone this particular mother, who had never even shown up at school before. But it was 7am and here she was, right in front of my desk.


Stewards: the good, the bad & the ugly

By Charlie Osewalt | 17 April 2013 | Comments (1)

“A steward is both a ruler and servant, one who exists to please his master.”

What makes a good steward? How strong are the links between service and stewardship? And why do such ancient terms matter more than ever today? Can a steward move from good to bad and back again? Or is their destiny fixed from the start?