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He was first elected clergy delegate for the General Conference in the Wisconsin Conference an honor he also received in Dan is an avid reader, with a deep passion for Biblical studies. His doctoral work was in extra-canonical writings of the ante-nicene period, and his doctor of ministry work was in stewardship education.
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As a registered user, you'll also enjoy the ability to save content, access subscriber-only content and share. Dan R. A nationally known speaker, teacher, and author of 13 books on spirituality, stewardship, congregational development, research, and spiritual gifts discovery, he serves as an advocate for a more loving, inclusive church for the 21st century and beyond.
Writing a money autobiography is a challenging and illuminating process that can be crucial to our ability to grow as Christian disciples and live faithfully as Christian stewards. Although Christian stewardship always involves much more than money, our relationship to money and material possessions helps to define who we are, what we value, what we believe, and how we live. For much of our society, it is impossible to imagine a world without money.
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Well, picking up where we left off with Faye — Faye may have heightened my knowledge and acceptance of the supernormal and the unexplained, but Hazel keeps me believing in Santa Claus for the simple fact that she IS Mrs. Nativity scenes crack me up. I often hear a rumor, unsubstantiated though with impressive evidencethat many adults no longer believe in Santa Claus.
Along with representatives from around the world, six Wisconsin delegates attended the General Conference of the United Methodist Church in St. Sam Royappa, Director of Connectional Ministries with the Wisconsin Conference in Sun Prairie, said that vote meant the special conference ended without accomplishing its goal. Instead, Royappa said the deadlock continued.
A "down and dirty" "Joseph" Christmas that acknowledges the humanity of the Holy Family -- including Jesus -- may be the kind of Incarnation story we really need, writes the Rev. Dan R. Read more.