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Affluent Christian Investor | October 18, 2017

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October 18, 2017 |

Lessons From Fallen Leaders: Harvey Weinstein and Tim Murphy

Harvey Weinstein. I’m guessing more Google searches have been done on that name than anyone else in recent memory. Harvey might live in infamy in the category of Hollywood exploitation of power.

A number of lessons can be learned here. … Read More

October 18, 2017 |

Don’t You Dare Give Up!

I’ve been noodling on something the last few days. You see, it will be a year this week that The Joy Model released and there may be people following the M.A.S.T.E.R. Plan who aren’t experiencing the joy they had hoped for.

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October 17, 2017 |

Why the West Attracts Immigrants

Immigration has become a major challenge to the West.

People want to migrate to the West because it respects individual rights and freedoms. It believes in human dignity and equality. It puts law over rulers and stands for good … Read More

October 17, 2017 |

Embrace the Diversity God Created, but Look at Culture Critically

Most of us have heard the refrain that to reduce poverty in the U.S., we need to get young people to “graduate, get married, and have children” in that order.

An article by the Brookings Institute several years ago supports this … Read More

October 17, 2017 |

The Necessity of Compassion in the Workplace

Some jobs in life are much more difficult than others. They may require boldness extraordinaire, like washing windows on skyscrapers or changing lightbulbs on thousand-foot radio towers. Perhaps great strength or endurance is needed, as you might see on construction … Read More

October 17, 2017 |

Europe’s Separatist Movements

Catalonia’s independence movement may be the focus of this month’s news about separatist movements, but Europe has a number of regions that are considering going it alone. These movements tend to feed off of each other, supporting independence claims.

Even … Read More

October 17, 2017 |

How to be as Free and Strong as Can Be

To fulfill the purpose God has for you in life, you must be as free and as strong as you can be.

That’s easier said than done… when the world, the flesh, and the devil are all conspiring against … Read More

October 17, 2017 |

The Trillion Dollar Club of Asset Managers


In the late 1700s, it was the start of the battle of stock exchanges: in 1773, the London Stock Exchange was formed, and the New York Stock Exchange was formed … Read More

October 16, 2017 |

Teddy Roosevelt Shot, Gives Speech Anyway

Autumn crispness was slipping in. Another demanding day dissolved into dusk, amid one of the most raucous, hard-fought, and consequential presidential campaigns in American history.

That evening, former president Theodore Roosevelt would take the cause of his breakaway third party … Read More

October 16, 2017 |

Strengthen That Which Remains

“What do you do?” I get asked that a lot. Here’s an answer. Kathy and I seek to strengthen that which remains. What we seek to discern is exactly what remains?

“Strengthen that which remains” is found in Revelation 3. It’s Jesus’ prophetic … Read More

October 16, 2017 |

The Challenge of Leadership Without Friendship

In today’s world, it is harder to establish and maintain relationships with friends.  Why does this matter? The demands of life can suck us dry of energy and emotion. It may not be obvious at first, but … Read More

October 16, 2017 |

The Most (and Least) Valuable States in America

The blue dots represent the value of an acre of land, and the red circles indicate the median value of a home. The bigger the blue dot and the larger the red circle, the more expensive it is … Read More

October 16, 2017 |

The Shallowness of Our National Conversation

America’s national conversation has gone astray. Abandoning rational standards of discourse, evidence and facts, inflammatory statements go unchallenged by legislators and pundits intimidated by a media hierarchy that discourages journalistic standards because those plutocrats of information have become participants in, … Read More

October 16, 2017 |

Dan Brown is Wrong, We Still Need God

Dan Brown has written another book.

Brown, you may recall, previously wrote the Da Vinci Code, wherein he discredited Christianity.

Now, in this new book — called “Origin”– he takes things a step further… by putting forth the idea that … Read More

October 13, 2017 |

Do Cakes and Floral Arrangements Raise First Amendment Issues?

Two heated cases that are before the Supreme Court are Masterpiece Cakeshop (which the Court agreed to hear last June) and Arlene’s Flowers (for which the petition for certiorari is still pending). In both, the owners face punishment for … Read More

October 13, 2017 |

Spiritual Amnesia

Twenty years ago, I graduated from college with a passion to work with a global organization in microenterprise development. Willing to go anywhere and do anything, I enthusiastically sent my resume to every organization I could find engaged in this … Read More

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