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Affluent Christian Investor | August 22, 2017

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AboutJerry Bowyer, Author at Affluent Christian Investor

Jerry Bowyer

Jerry Bowyer

Jerry Bowyer is a Forbes contributor, contributing editor of, and Senior Fellow in Business Economics at The Center for Cultural Leadership. Jerry has compiled an impressive record as a leading thinker in finance and economics. He worked as an auditor and a tax consultant with Arthur Anderson, as Vice President of the Beechwood Company which is the family office associated with Federated Investors, and has consulted in various privatization efforts for Allegheny County, Pennsylvania. He founded the influential economic think tank, the Allegheny Institute, and has lectured extensively at universities, businesses and civic groups. Jerry has been a member of three investment committees, among which is Benchmark Financial, Pittsburgh’s largest financial services firm. Jerry had been a regular commentator on Fox Business News and Fox News. He was formerly a CNBC Contributor, has guest-hosted “The Kudlow Report”, and has written for, National Review Online, and The Wall Street Journal, as well as many other publications. He is the author of The Bush Boom and more recently The Free Market Capitalist’s Survival Guide, published by HarperCollins. Jerry is the President of Bowyer Research. Jerry consulted extensively with the Bush White House on matters pertaining to the recent economic crisis. He has been quoted in the New York Times, The Wall Street Journal, Forbes Magazine, The International Herald Tribune and various local newspapers. He has been a contributing editor of National Review Online, The New York Sun and Townhall Magazine. Jerry has hosted daily radio and TV programs and was one of the founding members of WQED’s On-Q Friday Roundtable. He has guest-hosted the Bill Bennett radio program as well as radio programs in Chicago, Dallas and Los Angeles. Jerry is the former host of WorldView, a nationally syndicated Sunday-morning political talk show created on the model of Meet The Press. On WorldView, Jerry interviewed distinguished guests including the Vice President, Treasury Secretary, HUD Secretary, former Secretary of Sate Condoleezza Rice, former Presidential Advisor Carl Rove, former Attorney General Edwin Meese and publisher Steve Forbes. Jerry has taught social ethics at Ottawa Theological Hall, public policy at Saint Vincent’s College, and guest lectured at Carnegie Mellon’s graduate Heinz School of Public Policy. In 1997 Jerry gave the commencement address at his alma mater, Robert Morris University. He was the youngest speaker in the history of the school, and the school received more requests for transcripts of Jerry’s speech than at any other time in its 120-year history. Jerry lives in Pennsylvania with his wife, Susan, and the youngest five of their seven children.

Posts By Jerry Bowyer

August 21, 2017 |

Alt-Right and Control-Left: Time for Control-Alt-Delete

Lee didn’t want confederate monuments built, and didn’t want the flag flown. He had the sense to know that the confederate cause was lost, and the only way forward was…forward. Enough with the confederate nostalgia. They weren’t good old … Read More

July 27, 2017 |

Your Financial Statement ‘Lie’ Detector

The new book, The Rule of 72, by forensic accounting expert, John Vecchio, offers a good refresher on the basic principles of successful investing in the first half, but the second half contains insights which even the pros are not … 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 12, 2017 |

Impeachment Talk is Costing Investors Money

Trump impeachment talk is costing investors money: Bowyer

There has been a steady drumbeat of calls for an investigation that the still-never-Trumpers claim could lead to the impeachment of President Donald Trump. Members of the Democratic Party have yielded the drum sticks … Read More

July 11, 2017 |

Ultra-High Performance Training

Phil Campbell, the author of Sprint 8 Cardio Protocol, is an exercise physiologist who specializes in speed training. Three decades ago he started experimenting with his own personal training regimen on a high intensity interval training (HIIT) program in order to … Read More

July 7, 2017 |

Restoring Trust Through Trusts: Hobby Lobby CEO is a Steward, Not an Owner

Hobby Lobby founder David Green’s new book is both memoir and message. The message is that God owns everything, including David Green’s multi-billion dollar business. He applied that principle first in the form of personal generosity, eschewing the CEO … Read More

July 6, 2017 |

1776 2.0: The Front Lines of the New Revolt

Alexis de Tocqueville once said that the limits placed on the central power in the new world are different from the limits placed on national power in the old world. In the New World, the national government has jurisdiction … Read More

July 5, 2017 |

Another 1776: Would An Armed Revolt Work Today?

Yesterday I attempted to ignite a debate (not a revolt) about the State of America now compared to 241 years ago, when we abolished the authority of the British government over our affairs.

If we take a WWJD approach (What Would … Read More

July 4, 2017 |

The July 4th Question: 241 Years After the First Revolution, Is it Time For a Second?

Let’s start with a shocking, but true premise: If you are a patriotic American, you believe that there are circumstances under which it is right to take up arms against your own government. That statement feels wrong to me. … Read More

June 28, 2017 |

World’s Leading New Testament Scholar On What Really Happened On The Cross


N.T. Wright has many titles: Bishop, Lord, Doctor, Professor. He tells me that the one that he prefers is ‘Tom’. But what many call him is the most influential New Testament scholar alive today. I concur.

In our … Read More

June 20, 2017 |

Exercise Which Maximizes Neurotransmitters?

I wrote recently about my interview with Phil Campbell, author of The Sprint 8 Cardio Protocol. Campbell’s book is the fruit of 30 years of self-monitoring, coaching, medical testing, and academic research focused on finding the optimal exercise training … Read More

June 19, 2017 |

Why Men Have Gone on Strike From Marriage and Fatherhood

I haven’t seen my copy of Men On Strike for several weeks. I kept careful watch on the book until I finished interviewing her, but after that it disappeared into the Bowyer-Family-Book-Sharing Vortex from which it has not yet emerged. … Read More

June 12, 2017 |

Yes, Even The Poor Can Be Greedy

Ron Blue and the late Larry Burkett double-handedly created the faith and finance movement among evangelicals in the 1970s. This was a time of rapid acceleration in the number of people (including Jimmy Carter) who publicly declared themselves to … Read More

June 6, 2017 |

Trump Spiritual Advisor Prays That The Door Will Remain Open

Rev. James Robison has been at the forefront of American evangelicalism for half a century. He was widely believed to be the natural successor to Billy Graham, who was the leader who encouraged Robison to deliver his message in the … Read More

May 26, 2017 |

Roger Ailes, Donald Trump and Spiritual Warfare

Last weekend Donald Trump spoke at Liberty University, which is the largest Christian university in the world. Not long after that, he found himself facing the greatest crisis he’s faced since entering the election. I do not think this … Read More

May 23, 2017 |

Film Premieres Just In Time For 50th Anniversary Of Six Day War

Today is a big day for Jerusalem. On the heels of his visit to Saudi Arabia, delivering perhaps the most honest and challenging speech an American president has ever given in the Middle East, President Trump goes to Jerusalem. And … Read More

May 22, 2017 |

Teaching Finance Through Stories

Ron Blue is a former CPA and financial advisor who loves spreadsheets. But when Ron teamed up with his daughter, Karen Guess, to write Ron’s latest financial book, she steered him against his natural writing style inclination. Karen had learned … Read More

May 8, 2017 |

What Makes Hobby Lobby A Christian Company? Hint: It’s Not A Greed Or A Misogyny Thing

Can a company be Christian? Hobby Lobby refused to comply with one particular Affordable Care Act (aka Obamacare) diktat because it was a Christian Company. But is there any such thing as a Christian company?

The idea of a … Read More

April 28, 2017 |

Are Christians Allowed to Get Rich? An Interview With Hobby Lobby CEO David Green

About a decade ago I did a short stint as an afternoon drive host on a large Christian radio station. Entrepreneurs are perhaps the most underserved people group in Christendom and so we made a point of trying to … Read More

April 24, 2017 |

Trump, Clinton, Chavez: How Authoritarian Leaders Exploit Fake Vulnerability

In my recent interview with Andy Crouch, author of Strong and Weak: Embracing a Life of Love, Risk and True Flourishing, we discussed ways in which authoritarian leaders feign vulnerability. Crouch’s framework for understanding leaders relies on four quadrants which … Read More

April 18, 2017 |

The Vulnerable Leader

Do you want to have authority or not? Do you want to be vulnerable or not? Are those the same questions put in different words, or are they different questions altogether?

Andy Crouch (Executive Editor of Christianity Today turned Templeton … Read More

April 14, 2017 |

Jesus Of Nazareth, Enemy Of The State, Executed For Treason

Jesus of Nazareth was executed today on the orders of the Roman State. Method of execution: Crucifixion. The charge under Roman law was treason, and under Herodian law blasphemy against the Temple. The evidence against this anarchist was so … Read More

March 30, 2017 |

The Biblical Reason Evangelicals Should Support More Women in Boardrooms

This month, in celebration of Woman’s Day, State Street erected a statue of a young woman confronting a bull, representing Wall Street.

The message was that companies needed to have more women on their boards of directors. I already believed … Read More

March 10, 2017 |

Women In The Board Room: It’s Not Good For Man To Be Alone

International Women’s Day was this week. For Women’s Day, State Street installed the statue of a young woman confronting the iconic charging bull, stressing the importance of gender diversity and equality in the workplace.

The message here is that … Read More

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