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Affluent Christian Investor | September 19, 2017

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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

September 15, 2017 |

Surprise! Work is Hard!

Is the American worker becoming soft? Has work become more difficult in more recent times? Would you describe your job as “tough” or “very demanding?”

Last week, the Chicago Tribune gave us insight into the modern worker with story titled, “One-fifth … Read More

September 15, 2017 |

How to Prosper From Trials

Everyday marketplace believers face trials. Whether from slow paying customers, absentee employees, competitor aggression or equipment breakdowns, believers in business face continual, never ending trials on our quest toward profitability and impact.

As I teach in my free resource, … Read More

September 15, 2017 |

In One Chart: Best Jobs Without a College Degree 2017

The Great Recession destroyed the job market for workers without college degrees, and the situation hasn’t gotten any better. This begs the question—can you still enjoy a high standard of living without a college degree? And what are the highest paying jobs for … Read More

September 15, 2017 |

Trinitarian Disaster Relief

The brunt of Hurricane Irma is now past.

And that means disaster relief and recovery efforts are now in high gear.

As this takes place in my own Central Florida county, I can’t help but notice the Holy Trinity’s imprint … Read More

September 14, 2017 |

Scholarly Novel About Ancient Corinth Shows How Christians Can Live in a Hostile Pagan Society

Ben Witherington III is a serious scholar. He’s probably best known in academic circles for his development of a new Biblical interpretive approach known as socio-rhetorical commentary. The idea is that, although the Bible’s style feels odd to modern readers … Read More

September 14, 2017 |

Why Do You Work? Why Retire?

My last post created a great deal of interest because it dealt with the question: “Do you go to work or to a job?” One response received was, “In two weeks I will go to neither,” meaning the reader … Read More

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