January 2011

I enjoy reading guys like Isaiah; seems they had no fear of what other people thought when they made their pronouncements. Recently I stumbled upon… Isaiah 44: 13 – 17  The carpenter measures with a line and makes an outline with a marker; he roughs it out with chisels and marks it with compasses. He […]

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In this post you will learn some key Biblical insights to help keep you from getting into financial crisis. Part 1 of this 4-part series covered God’s 5 Simple Practices for Personal Finance. Following those practices will usually keep you from ever getting into crisis but will not prevent it entirely. Therefore to help safeguard […]

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Part 1 in this 4 part series was God’s 5 Simple Practices for Personal Finances. This post covers the 4 central overriding principles that God wants us to follow and think about regarding money. Adopting these key beliefs and being transformed in our orientation to money will help us live the 5 Simple Practices in […]

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During the past few years, I have read hundreds of Bible verses about money. I have also talked to many people, both those in financial crisis and those doing well. Considering all of this, I have boiled down what I think are the 5 basic Biblical principles that God has for us about money: 1. […]

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Today is an important day, the national holiday for Martin Luther King Jr’s birthday. As a financial guy, I paused and wondered how far  African Americans have come financially since the 1960’s. This afternoon I caught part of the NPR interview of Clarence B. Jones, African American lawyer who helped draft the “I have a dream” […]

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Lately I have been wondering: Is the original “American Dream” dead and will there be a new Christ-centered one? Many of us baby boomers grasped the idea of college, career, family, house, and retirement. A life of success, fulfillment and fun, with big: houses, cars/SUVs, vacations, activities, and the wonderful life in the suburbs. Things […]

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The Bible seems to cover almost every area with regard to our personal finances, with only a few exceptions (insurance?). I am no Biblical scholar, but just about every topic is directly addressed, including organization, budgeting, saving, investing, loaning, borrowing, and of course, giving, to mention a few. These topics and others are covered usually […]

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Many people walk around today thinking their future isn’t so bright. Choices they have made, circumstances they have faced, advantages that haven’t come their way, abilities they haven’t developed. Maybe you and I have made many mistakes and faced unfortunate circumstances, and it seems as if things are going nowhere. We make the mistake of […]

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Howard Dayton, formerly of Crown Ministries and now at Compass, says the Bible has over 2,300 verses, and 15% of what Jesus said was about money. Howard is a solid guy, and I trust him when he says he has counted them. Doesn’t this make you pause for a moment? I take a kind of […]

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