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Affluent Christian Investor | August 17, 2017

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August 17, 2017 |

What Energy Sources Power the World?

There are many types of maps out there, but one of the most telling ones is a simple satellite image of the Earth at night.

On these powerful images, the darkness is a blank canvas for the bright city lights that represent … Read More

August 17, 2017 |

Why Good Questions are Your Greatest Asset

I never liked Shakespeare growing up – his literary style was too hard for me to understand.  Yet, he once wrote something that I value. Consider this line from Polonius in Hamlet:

“Give every man thy ear, but few thy … Read More

August 16, 2017 |

The World’s 15,000 Nuclear Weapons: Who Has What?

Between North Korea’s constant nuclear test provocations and the recent “fire and fury” comments by President Trump, concerns about nuclear conflict are re-ignited around the world.

So, how many nuclear weapons are there, and what exactly is happening right now? … Read More

August 16, 2017 |

I Had a Secret, You Did Too

The right of the people to be secure in their persons, houses, papers, and effects, against unreasonable searches and seizures, shall not be violated, and no Warrants shall issue, but upon probable cause, supported by Oath or affirmation, and particularly … Read More

August 16, 2017 |

Your Freedom Came From Missionaries, Not From Ghandi

“India –The Grand Experiment” was published 20 years ago, in 1997, to celebrate the fiftieth anniversary of India’s Independence from the British Raj. It presented the case that while Mahatma Gandhi played a role in India’s Independence, he had nothing … Read More

August 16, 2017 |

Signs You’re Living Life Without a Mission

Do you find yourself regularly:

… feeling anxious about your place in life?

… putting others on a pedestal?

… feeling needy for approval or acceptance?

… questioning whether you have anything worthy to contribute?

… doubting that your efforts … Read More

August 16, 2017 |

The Babylonian Option

In a post-Christian nation, Rod Dreher believes The Benedictine Option is the best way forward. I like much of what he says but The Babylonian Option might be better.

Dreher is known for 2011 book, “Crunchy Cons,” about how conservatives like him—“Birkenstocked Burkeans”—and “hip … Read More

August 15, 2017 |

Google Fires Man for Questioning Diversity Agenda, is Less Diverse Than Average Tech Company

With the recent leak of the “Google Manifesto” and the maelstrom of media backlash that followed, it seems that concerns around diversity in the technology industry have finally reached a boiling point.

Today’s infographic from Information is Beautiful breaks down the … Read More

August 15, 2017 |

Former Google Engineer, “System Designed to Keep Us Hooked”

Tristan Harris is calling for a design renaissance in the tech industry. He described it in his April TED Talk. What if, in his next TED Talk, Harris credited an age-old faith tradition for helping bring about this renaissance?

Harris … Read More

August 15, 2017 |

Missile Defense is the Solution to the Korean Crisis

Thirty-four years after Ronald Reagan announced the Strategic Defense Initiative (SDI) to protect the United States and its allies against missile attack, the US still does not have reliable countermeasures to the kind of threat that North Korea might pose some … Read More

August 15, 2017 |

The Father’s Ordinary Discipline

What do you think of when you hear of a father disciplining his child?

… Perhaps using a paddle or wood spoon with a few swats to the backside?

That’s surely a form of discipline.

But more ordinary, everyday discipline … Read More

August 15, 2017 |

Forget Your Corporate Hierarchy: How to Spot Good Ideas and New Talent From the Bottom Up

I’m not really sure why I signed up for . It’s been a while and I continue to get requests to connect. Some people I know. Many I don’t. But we have mutual connections. Once in a while I … Read More

August 14, 2017 |

There are Many Good Things About the South, This Wickedness is Not Among Them

I have some friends who love Dr. Michael Hill, the founder of the League of the South, one of the organizers of Saturday’s “rally”. Hill is a former history professor, and sucked a lot of otherwise sensible people into his … Read More

August 14, 2017 |

North Korean Threat Finally Recognized; Here are Steps for EMP Protection We Should Be Taking

We began discussing the risks of an EMP several years ago. It is well documented that an ElectroMagnetic Pulse weapon could take down our electric grid whether stand alone or in combination with cyber attacks. To make that happen, you … Read More

August 14, 2017 |

Was Jesus’ Life Too Busy?

“Slow down busy man take a look around you…When it’s all said and done, what’s it going to come to?” -Steven Curtis Chapman

Harvard Business School professor Thomas ong addresses the busyness trap that afflicts many of us in his … Read More

August 14, 2017 |

Islam’s Problem with Democracy

Iraq and America have won Mosul from ISIS (with significant help from Shia Iran). Mosul is Iraq’s 2nd largest, predominantly Sunni, city. Yet, the news, pictures and videos of the victory are heart breaking. It will cost $1 billion to … Read More

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