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Affluent Investor | July 21, 2017

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July 21, 2017 |

Working With Your Spouse in a Family Business

The late Larry Burkett, Crown’s founder, believed that an excellent wife, as described in Proverbs 31, should be her husband’s primary earthly counselor. The same is true for a husband – as the spiritual leader, he should be the … Read More

July 21, 2017 |

The Giggle is Out Here!

Every hope or dream of the human mind will be fulfilled if it is noble and of God.”  Oswald Chambers

Are you tired of doing things the same old way?  It may be good, but it seems like its time … Read More

July 20, 2017 |

Is Macron’s Marriage to a Much Older Woman Appropriate?

In recent months there has been a lot of public discussion about the relationship of French President Emmanuel Macron and his wife Brigitte. By all accounts, their ten-year marriage has been successful.

Nonetheless, many people have fallen into divided camps, … Read More

July 20, 2017 |

Venezuela is Cuba Again!

The ideals of romanticized guerrilla war have a long history throughout Latin America, think of Jesuit priests waging insurgent war against oligarchies sanctioned by the Catholic Church throughout Central-South America; the 1980’s saw the tip of a Russian spear in Nicaragua.  Although the … Read More

July 20, 2017 |

Our Worst Investment Decision and How We Could Have Avoided It

I’m not a “binge-watcher.” This media viewing trend has become quite popular, especially with the under-40 crowd. Binge-watching is also called “marathon-viewing” where multiple episodes of a television program are viewed in one sitting. It’s been brought on with … Read More

July 20, 2017 |

How Pride Wrecks Your Finances

In Mere Christianity, C.S. Lewis said, “Pride gets no pleasure out of having something, only out of having more of it than the next man… It is the comparison that makes you proud: the pleasure of being above the rest.”

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July 20, 2017 |

America’s Bourbon Boom

Bourbon, America’s only homegrown spirit, holds a special place in the country’s history. In fact, George Washington ran the nation’s largest distillery in the early 1800s.

Today’s infographic comes from WebstaurantStore, and it digs into whiskey’s history, production, market shares, and … Read More

July 20, 2017 |

Should Christians Be Self-Promoters?

I had a few discussions this past week with people who are concerned about writing a book or stepping out into other ministry because they may be promoting themselves rather than the Lord. They are worried (yes, worried) that … Read More

July 19, 2017 |

World’s Top New Testament Scholar – Christians Need to Read the Gospels Through Ancient Jewish Eyes

I’ve written here about New Testament scholar N.T. Wright and his most recent book, The Day the Revolution Began. The book was published recently and is now being made available in an online course format. The book (and the course) will bring insights … Read More

July 19, 2017 |

The Public Good of Faith Expressed Through Work

It’s often assumed that faith is a private matter. Fine for your personal life, but less appropriate in the workplace or public life. Yet time and time again, I’ve seen that when faith becomes a public matter – and … Read More

July 19, 2017 |

The World’s Largest 50 Companies by Revenue in 2016

Today’s data visualization comes from Datashown, and it compares the world’s largest companies by their 2016 revenues to really help put the size and scale of these companies into perspective.

As just one example, despite being worth more than the majority of … Read More

July 19, 2017 |

Opening Ties with Cuba Aided Castro Repression

The Trump alteration to the Obama Cuba policy will directly impact commercial ties between the U.S. and the Castro regime.

The American Enterprise Institute notes that

“Trump’s announcement Friday in Miami takes the first steps toward cracking down on commercial ventures and … Read More

July 19, 2017 |

3 Steps to Banish Fear

Many people struggle with fear, especially when it comes to their finances. Attitudes of fear and anxiety over our money, relationships, and circumstances can be a sign of bondage.

Faith is the opposite of fear. Hebrews 11 defines faith as … Read More

July 19, 2017 |

The Theology of the Sphere

A reporter once asked German theologian Dorothee Sölle, “How would you explain happiness to a child?” “I wouldn’t explain it,” she answered. “I’d toss him a ball and let him play.” In 100 years we’ll know why Sölle was right.

If … Read More

July 18, 2017 |

Macron Tries Extortion on Merkel

French President Emmanuel Macron pressured German Chancellor Angela Merkel recently to bail out the failed southern conference of the Big EZ. According to a Dow Jones Newswires report,

“The French leader said the eurozone has deepened disparities, loading indebted nations … Read More

July 18, 2017 |

The Fear of Insignificance

-Proverbs 31:30 “Charm is deceptive, and beauty is fleeting; but a woman who fears the LORD is to be praised.”

In April 2011, in a densely populated California neighborhood, an eighty-two year old woman was found dead in her dilapidated … Read More

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