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Affluent Investor | July 28, 2017

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July 27, 2017 |

Why Theologians Should Talk With Bankers

Alex Mayyasi writes that a banker listening to a theologian seems like a curiosity, a category error. But for most of history, this kind of dialogue was the norm. What happened that clergy serving as consultants became viewed as a … Read More

July 27, 2017 |

Want More Dominion? Don’t Grab Every Opportunity That Comes Along

There’s a lot to be learned just by watching how Jesus handled things.

In John 7 Jesus was urged to enter Judea so He could take part in the festivities during the Feast of Booths.

… After all, this would … Read More

July 26, 2017 |

Why Gary Cohn is the Wrong Choice for Federal Reserve Chairman

While the very healthy growth of finance well beyond the traditional banking and investment banking sectors has changed perceptions somewhat, being named a partner at Goldman Sachs remains one of the most prestigious accomplishments on all of Wall Street.  It’s … Read More

July 26, 2017 |

Overcoming Obama’s Defense Funding Mistakes

Will The House of Representatives’ National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA) (passed yesterday)  be sufficient to both address rising threats from abroad as well as make up the significant loss of funding during the Obama Administration? The $686.6 billion (which exceeds President … Read More

July 26, 2017 |

The Most Popular Books in History All Shared One Trait

Throughout history, people have turned to works of literature for guidance, entertainment, and education. Modern businesses aim to tell stories that leave a long-lasting impact as well, and should look to examples of historical success to influence how they create … Read More

July 26, 2017 |

How Mrs. Luther Helped Create Modern Capitalism

Can you imagine a learned Imam, at the doors of a Jama Masjid, nailing 95 charges against his own religion?

From Raja Ram Mohan Roy to Mahatma Jotiba Phule to Swami Dayanand, Indian reformers did exactly that. They led India’s … Read More

July 26, 2017 |

Building a Reputation that Lasts

Are you full of good intentions but never make headway? Henry Ford said, “You can’t build a reputation on what you are going to do.”

Our careers are highly dependent on the reputations we build…and our reputations are established by our priorities. … Read More

July 26, 2017 |

Reformation: Trying to Reverse Directions

This final commentary, for now, on the issues surrounding reformation may well be the most challenging. I believe that as chaos rolls out over the next decade, a powerful movement will form in response to that chaos and attempt to … Read More

July 25, 2017 |

The Government Shouldn’t Force Pro-Life Doctors to Promote Abortion, and a Federal Judge Agrees

The Alliance Defending Freedom is a public interest law firm that fights to maintain religious liberty, free speech, and the right of people to freely live out their faith. The group was recently branded a “hate-group” by the Southern … Read More

July 25, 2017 |

Facing Dunkirk

A few months ago, we shared about a movie that documented the Armenian Genocide entitled The Promise. Set a century ago, starring Christian Bale (who also starred as Batman in The Dark Knight trilogy) and based on history, The Promise tells a powerful … Read More

July 25, 2017 |

Francis Schaeffer’s Vision and His Blindspots

Revisiting Francis Schaeffer

I just finished reading Francis Schaeffer’s classic “How Should We Then Live?” It is a fascinating journey of the intellectual thinking and artistic expression of those ideas from ancient Greece and Rome to modern America and Europe. … Read More

July 25, 2017 |

Visualizing Who Holds U.S. Debt Internationally

Visualizing Who Holds U.S. Debt Internationally

We recommend viewing the full-size version of today’s infographic by clicking here.

Everyone knows that the U.S. Federal Government has roughly $20 trillion of debt. A question we often get, however, is who exactly owns all … Read More

July 25, 2017 |

Alms in Secret vs. Light on a Hill: Did Jesus Contradict Himself About Self Promotion?

Thank you for your comments last week concerning the issue of self-promotion. If you missed the start of the series, I would encourage you to go back and read it along with the original post from November 2012. Make sure you read the … Read More

July 25, 2017 |

More on “Follow Your Passion”

A quick follow-up to yesterday’s post…

In it I pointed out that the familiar slogan ‘follow your passion’ is not great advice.

How come?

Because it tends to make you absorbed with fulfilling YOUR passion rather than building HIS kingdom.

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July 24, 2017 |

The Unemployment Rate Is the Most Useless Measure of All

What’s the most useless economic measure that gains the widest attention among economists, the media, investors, money managers and policymakers? Among a disturbing number of indicators, a strong case can be made that it’s the unemployment rate.

The latest … Read More

July 24, 2017 |

North Korean Threat Imminent

Past administrations have refrained from making the necessary tough decisions regarding North Korea and Iran, choosing instead to pass the buck to future commanders in chief.  Unfortunately, that future is today.

President Clinton’s policies erroneously sought to dissuade Pyongyang from … Read More

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