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Affluent Investor | July 27, 2017

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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

July 24, 2017 |

Chart: Here’s How 5 Tech Giants Make Their Billions

The Revenue Streams of the Five Largest Tech Companies

The Chart of the Week is a weekly Visual Capitalist feature on Fridays.

Last year, we published a chart showing that tech companies have displaced traditional blue chip companies like Exxon Mobil and Walmart … Read More

July 24, 2017 |

Living Water vs. Religious Talk

You are probably familiar with the story of Jesus’ encounter with the woman at the well as told in John 4. You may want to read the story again before you proceed with this Memo, for we are going to … Read More

July 24, 2017 |

Reformation: New Heart, or New System?

The world is observing two great anniversaries in 2017: the 500th anniversary of the Protestant Reformation and the 100th anniversary of Russia’s Communist Revolution. The first helped create the modern world the second devastated nations.

What was the difference? Communist … Read More

July 24, 2017 |

Is “Follow Your Passion” Good Advice?

“Follow your passion” has become a mantra these days.

Behind it is the idea that if you do what you’re passionate about, you’ll be in the place that’s right for you…

… and you’ll find fulfillment and success…

… … Read More

July 21, 2017 |

Where Does the Government Get the Money it Spends?

Americans are equal before the law – but not before the taxman. That’s because more than one comes knocking at your door. While the federal tax system is the same for everybody, local and state taxes vary greatly. As this … Read More

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