One of the CPL’s primary goals is to increase financial literacy among the students at NTS and our clergy at large. We appreciate the work of America’s Christian Credit Union in making some simple resources available. Check out their website today: www.americaschristiancu.com.
Dr. Bill Kirkemo, pastor and Financial Literacy Advisor at the NTS Center for Pastoral Leadership, has written a series of Stewardship sermons. We offer them here as a vital resource to our pastors who want to speak with clarity about why money matters.
Dr. Bill Kirkemo, Financial Literacy Advisor at the NTS CPL, recently spoke on campus about how to avoid debt. Below is the first in a series of three blogs addressing this thorny issue.
From his column It's Your Money Chart of naz pastors age distributions I did not know him well, but after being a peer in seminary classes I knew enough of his story to be intrigued. He came to the city from a rural area. He was a farmer before attending seminary. He would return to his farm afterward to continue plowing, seeding, and harvesting.
One of the primary teaching methods of Jesus was the use of parables, an earthly story for the purpose of uncovering a deeper spiritual meaning. The oral tradition of first century Judaism was the means by which people heard and remembered truths communicated by Jesus concerning the Kingdom of God.