The concept of Stewardship is at the heart of Christian life and practice. Yet, the contemporary society does not take the issue of stewardship seriously. God’s resources for human life are not properly taken care of. This paper is an attempt to draw attention to key stewardship principles embedded in Daniel 6:1-4 with the effect of contributing to the understanding and practice of stewardship from a Christian perspective. The historical-critical method of exegesis was used to study the selected text and stewardship principles were drawn from the results of the exegesis. These principles—including service and responsibility, accountability, and reward and punishment— are expected to deal with the issues of corruption, thievery, pilfering, negligence of duty, and the likes in the Ghanaian social, political and economic systems. The main thesis of the paper is that one’s faith must be expressed in the public sphere in response to issues of societal concern. Therefore, rather than privatizing their faith, contemporary Christians must encounter the public domain with their faith and in the process transform human society both spiritually and socio-politically.
Keywords: Stewardship, Public Service, Corruption, Christian virtues, Faith, Daniel 6:1-4
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Isaac Boaheng holds a PhD in Theology from the University of the Free State, South Africa, a Master of Theology degree from the South African Theological Seminary, South Africa, a Master of Divinity degree from the Trinity Theological Seminary, Ghana and a Bachelor of Science degree in Geomatic Engineering from the Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology, Ghana. He is a lecturer in Theology and Christian Ethics at the Christian Service University College, Ghana, and a Research Fellow at the Department of Biblical and Religion Studies, University of the Free State, South Africa. Boaheng has over fifty publications in Systematic Theology, Ethics, Biblical Studies, Translation Studies, African Christianity, Linguistics, Pentecostalism and Christian Mission, among others. He is an Ordained Minister of the Methodist Church Ghana serving the Nkwabeng circuit of the Sunyani Diocese.
Justice Korankye holds a Master in Divinity degree from the Trinity Theological Seminary, Legon, Accra and a Bachelor of Art in Social Science Education from University of Education, Winneba. He is a Reverend Minister of the Methodist Church Ghana serving the Atuabo Circuit in the Sekondi Diocese. Justice has about six publications in Ethics, Biblical Studies,Christian Discipleship and Systematic Theology.
Boaheng I. & Korankye J., “A Christian View of Stewardship: A Study of Daniel 6:1-4,” E-Journal of Religious and Theological Studies, 8 no.6 (2022): 156-165. https://doi.org/10.38159/erats.2022862