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Affluent Christian Investor | October 22, 2017

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Rod D. Martin

Rod D. Martin

Rod D. Martin, founder and CEO of The Martin Organization, is a technology entrepreneur, futurist, hedge fund manager, and professor. Fox Business News calls him a “tech guru”, Britain’s Guardian labeled him a “philosopher-capitalist”, and Gawker describes him as a “brilliant nonconformist.” He was a senior member of PayPal's pre-IPO startup team and is a member of the Board of Governors of the Council for National Policy.

Posts By Rod D. Martin

August 29, 2016 |

Seven Principles for Deciding Who to Vote For

This year – like every year – we are faced with imperfect candidates between whom we must choose.

As I write this, the context is Donald Trump, whom many conservatives find appalling, and against whom I fought in the … Read More

August 18, 2016 |

Is The Left Starting to Ban Preaching?

You’ve probably never heard of the unelected Iowa Civil Rights Commission. But just before last month’s Republican National Convention, it announced that Iowa pastors may not preach any sermon in a service “open to the public” which might cause any … Read More

July 29, 2016 |

Trump to NATO: Stop the Freeloading!

So Donald Trump had the temerity to question our disproportionate funding of NATO again. And everyone’s going bonkers.

The Newsmax headline (and Newsmax tends to be pretty pro-Trump) reads: “Trump: Can’t Go Into World War III for NATO Allies Who … Read More

July 27, 2016 |

RNC Wrap-Up, TrumpTed, Dem Disarray, Why We Fight, and More

This week we’re going to sum up the Republican National Convention, which surprised in many, many ways; and take a look forward at the Democrats and beyond. Whatever differences Republicans have with each other just now, the difference between these … Read More

July 19, 2016 |

Inside the RNC, Nice, Dallas, and More

The following article was written on Friday, July 15th.

Dear Friends,

I had finished this letter and was ready to put it (and myself) to bed, when I got the news of the Nice terror attacks.

84 more people are … Read More

July 15, 2016 |

#FreeTheDelegates Is A Singularly Awful Idea

Our #NeverTrump friends are plotting a coup here in Cleveland, whereby all delegates would be freed to vote however they wish not on the second ballot, but on the first.

I call this a coup – as they do – … Read More

June 30, 2016 |

Brexit Perspective, the Trump Meeting, and More

A Note From Rod

Dear Friends,

As you know, I haven’t written for the past three weeks (largely due to travel), and I just can’t tell you how grateful I am for all of the incredibly kind comments I’ve received … Read More

June 13, 2016 |

Why I’m Meeting With Donald Trump

As you have probably read by now, Donald Trump has invited a number of Evangelical leaders to meet with him in New York shortly after the Southern Baptist Convention. Among the organizers of this conversation are many good friends of … Read More

June 2, 2016 |

Problems with Sermons Against “Idolatry of Materialism”

You’ve heard a thousand sermons against what someone called materialism or idolatry. And most of what was preached against simply doesn’t exist.

Oh, I don’t mean there’s no such thing as philosophical materialism, the idea that there is no supernatural … Read More

May 31, 2016 |

Memorial Day Heroes

Yesterday was Memorial Day, and living in a country which last had to fight a war on its own soil more than a century and a half ago, we have a lot of heroes for whom we should be … Read More

May 23, 2016 |

How Do I Become an Informed Voice to Defend Conservative Principles?

“Basically I’m looking for podcasts or websites that have well thought out articles on issues like obamacare, socialism Planned parenthood etc.. My ultimate goal is to change minds, but I’d like multiple places with great arguments and … Read More

May 9, 2016 |

How Should We View Party Loyalty?

There is always a debate, particularly when things go other than our way, about whether we should be loyal to the political party of our choice. I am asked about this often.

I’ve been an activist since I was … Read More

May 5, 2016 |

Can Trump Win? Yes, If…

So can Donald Trump win in November? Throughout the campaign, “answers” to that question has been slathered in propaganda. To Trump supporters, their man can do no wrong. To Cruz supporters (and non-Cruz #NeverTrump types as well), Trump is the devil, … Read More

May 2, 2016 |

Elon Musk, Bernie Sanders, and What Socialism Has Already Cost Us

Elon Musk is famously a Democrat. He might not appreciate some of what I’m about to say.

But he above all others knows it’s true.

Elon just announced he’s going to Mars within 10 years. This isn’t one of … Read More

April 28, 2016 |

Open Letter: Stop Modern Slavery!

Open Letter From Conservative Leaders Congress Must Demand that Laws to Halt Modern Slavery Be Enforced and Uphold the Principle That Government Action Should Protect Life

All people of good will believe that sex trafficking, forced labor, and other … Read More

April 22, 2016 |

New York Update

My quick take on last night’s New York primary, and the aftermath.

On the Republican side, Trump won big on home turf, but he won bigger behind the scenes, where he shook up his campaign staff and brought in … Read More

March 14, 2016 |

What’s Really Wrong With Evangelicals?

In the February 29 edition of the Washington Post, ERLC President Russell Moore laments that he now “hates the word evangelical.” In particular, he attacks pastors such as First Baptist Dallas’ Robert Jeffress (though only by implication) for their support … Read More

March 9, 2016 |

Why Ted and Not Trump?

A good friend asked me today why she should vote for Cruz rather than Trump. So I told her.

I am not yet of the opinion that Trump is evil (as some are). But he is absolutely not our best pick. … Read More

March 4, 2016 |

The Wealthy: The Most Difficult Unreached People Group

Matthew 19:24 is a hard passage. Most pastors get it right, explaining that when Jesus says “it is easier for a camel to go through the eye of a needle than for a rich man to enter the Kingdom of … Read More

February 15, 2016 |

Margaret Thatcher: Christianity and Wealth

ivered to the assembly of the Church of Scotland by Prime Minister Margaret Thatcher, May 21, 1988.

Perhaps it would be best if I began by speaking personally as a Christian, as well as a politician, about the way I … Read More

February 5, 2016 |

Poll: 81% Want Severe Restrictions on Abortion

Last week’s Roe v. Wade anniversary may seem to many pro-lifers a sad reminder of how little progress has been made for the cause of life in 43 years. But a new Marist poll shows a massive shift in opinion … Read More

January 27, 2016 |

Ingratitude, Christian Civic Duty, and “Politicizing the Pulpit”

Last week, Frank Page, President of the Executive Committee of the Southern Baptist Convention, wrote a great article called “Freedom is Not Free.” Aimed at Christians and especially pastors, it properly points out (among other things) our Biblical duties in … Read More

January 19, 2016 |

Letter From the Birmingham Jail

by the Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. |

[ N. B. All typographical errors are from the original source and therefore have not been corrected. ]

AUTHOR’S NOTE: This response to a published statement by eight fellow clergymen from Alabama … Read More

January 14, 2016 |

Is Lightning About to Strike Hillary Twice?

Is lightning about to strike Hillary Clinton for the second time?

Tuesday’s Monmouth University poll has Hillary down 14 points in New Hampshire, 39% to Bernie Sanders’ 53%. And in a primary where independents and even Republicans routinely vote, she’s … Read More

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