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Affluent Christian Investor | September 21, 2017

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September 20, 2017 |

When They Promise to Bring Back Manufacturing Jobs, They’re Promising Stagnation

The British fought three wars in Afghanistan over an 80-year period.  They finally left this “graveyard for empires” in 1919, only to eventually be replaced by the Soviet Union in the late 70s, and the U.S. in the aftermath … Read More

September 20, 2017 |

Reaching a Stretch Goal

“We are kept from our greater goal not by obstacles, but by a clear path to a lesser goal.” Will Mancini

It is very satisfying to reach a stretch goal–a goal we weren’t sure we could achieve.

Jim Collins calls … Read More

September 19, 2017 |

New Novel About Politics and the Fall of Ancient Jerusalem

Ben Witherington III’s new novel unfolds entirely within one week, the week in which ancient Jerusalem fell to Roman forces in 70 AD. It follows an elderly female refugee as she escapes the occupying forces and works her way towards … Read More

September 19, 2017 |

The Father of Nazism and Antifa Violence and What it Means For the Future

The violence of the demonstration by neo-Nazis and white supremacists in Charlottesville, West Virginia recently shocked the mainstream media because of the media’s ignorance of history. We have seen it before with the anarchists at the turn of the last … Read More

September 19, 2017 |

7 Keys to Aligning Your Finances With God and Your Spouse

Arguments about money are by far the top predictor of divorce, says Sonya Britt, a professor at Kansas State University. “It’s not children, sex, in-laws, or anything else. It’s money—for both men and women.”

My wife and I just … Read More

September 19, 2017 |

Why the Left Has Become Violent

The upsurge in politically-related violence, both verbal and physical, since the election of 2016 is painfully obvious.

Frustration and embarrassment are the key reasons for the unwanted development. Over the past eight years, the results of the most hard-Left administration … Read More

September 19, 2017 |

No, Conservatives Are Not Saying Gays Can’t Marry

There’s an especially stupid “argument” one often hears according to which supporting the legal definition of marriage as the conjugal union of husband and wife is “telling people who they can and can’t marry.” Of course, a moment’s reflection … Read More

September 19, 2017 |

God Prepares us For Business Battle

Is God preparing you for business battle?

If you read any of my HWJDB posts you’re going to see a familiar theme in them: We have work to do and it’s a battle out there, good vs. evil, or in … Read More

September 18, 2017 |

Is Capitalism Christian?

Modern society constantly demeans capitalism, and this is no different within the church. Indeed, Pope Francis’ continued attacks on Capitalism raise important questions all Christians should consider.

But while unbridled human activity of any sort is fraught with sin … Read More

September 18, 2017 |

Plan For the Future But Live Now

Hurricanes, forest fires, and other disasters demonstrate just how quickly new reality can alter the prospects for entire regions. It doesn’t happen only during major disasters, though. In the course of a few hours, everything a family owns can … Read More

September 18, 2017 |

Collective Impact: The Missing Piece of the Faith-Work Puzzle

What will the faith and work movement look like in 2067? What are we doing today that could genuinely last for 50 years, and even reshape American culture?

These are tough questions. Not only because 50 years is such a … Read More

September 18, 2017 |

7 Steps to Recover From a Crisis

In the wake of devastating natural disasters across the United States, we are reminded of the importance equipping individuals with accurate and timely information. From Hurricane Harvey, to the fires in the Northwest, to Hurricane Irma, we have experienced … Read More

September 18, 2017 |

Are We Post-Christian or Are We Pre-Christian?

Over the years I’ve made it a practice to collect quotations.

That’s because I love the way a good quote is able to enlighten, encourage, and motivate.

Take these words from Joseph Boot, the founder of the Ezra Institute … Read More

September 18, 2017 |

The Massive Impact of EVs on Commodities in One Chart

HOW DEMAND WOULD CHANGE IN A 100% EV WORLD

The Chart of the Week is a weekly Visual Capitalist feature on Fridays.

What would happen if you flipped a switch, and suddenly every new car that came off assembly lines was electric?

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September 15, 2017 |

DACA: Facts Behind the Rhetoric

There is little doubt that “Dreamers,” those covered by the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals series of executive orders, are sympathetic figures.  There is also the uncomfortable reality that those executive orders, initiated by President Obama in 2012, are … Read More

September 15, 2017 |

More Proof We Don’t Need the National Endowments for the Arts and the Humanities

In an article I posted on Forbes in July, I lamented the fact that the National Endowment for the Humanities had funded the research for Professor Nancy MacLean’s hatchet job of a book entitled Democracy in Chains.

I was sure that the … Read More

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