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Affluent Christian Investor | August 22, 2017

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August 22, 2017 |

Steve Bannon, the Limits of Politics

The release of Bannon reveals an insight seldom learned in politics, the nature of limits and the central abiding role culture has in shaping policy.  If team Trump is to gain any traction on any policy grounds, he’s going … Read More

August 22, 2017 |

Jimmy Buffet is Not Jesus Christ, And the Gospel Is Not Escapism

“I sell escapism.”

-Jimmy Buffet

I just returned from our annual family vacation trip to the beach.  We had a great time of fun, sun and sand.  We completely disengaged from our normal set of activities and indulged in board … Read More

August 22, 2017 |

Investing When Euphoric Part 2

Last year a good friend Theo was bending your ear at the coffee shop about how he’d made an absolute killing in his investments. He shows you the returns and, sure enough this guy, whom you’ve apparently not given … Read More

August 22, 2017 |

The Rising Costs of Sending Your Kids to a Private School

The average cost of private school tuition has grown at a rate that is higher than inflation over the past 20-years. While there are several cost increases that have led to the rise in private school tuition, administrative employee compensation has been the main … Read More

August 22, 2017 |

11 Tips to Nail Your Next Interview

Looking for a new job?

Working as unto the Lord includes preparing for an interview. Viewing work as an opportunity to glorify Him should motivate us to prepare well for an interview in the hopes of being remembered at … Read More

August 22, 2017 |

Why Are Conservatives Afraid to Call Out Anti-White Culture by Name?

Friends, we must take the rise of the alt-right and white nationalism seriously. Alas, it cannot merely be waved away as something so marginal as to pose no future threat. A bit of evidence for that arrived in my email … Read More

August 22, 2017 |

The Good Book for Leadership

Recently, I put this question to my long time friend and highly successful author and business consultant Sam Deep: What Bible verses have made an impact on the way you think about and do your work? He’s graciously given his … Read More

August 21, 2017 |

The Bloody Shirt of Charlottesville and Its Unintended Consequences

Future historians will find it ridiculous, but the response to a few hundred white supremacists in Charlottesville, Virginia will be the trigger for a realignment of American politics. Polite opinion, which includes Establishment political leaders, corporate CEOs, religious leaders of … Read More

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

August 21, 2017 |

Millennials are Investing With a Purpose, and It’s Changing Wealth Management

Millennials Investing With a Purpose 22% OF TOTAL AUM IN U.S. ARE SUSTAINABLE INVESTMENTS

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

If you’ve been paying attention to your social media feeds or most news outlets, … Read More

August 21, 2017 |

Investing when Euphoric


yo͞oˈfôrik, yo͞oˈfärik/

“to be carried away with amazingly good feelings”

“intensely happy or confident”

To be clear, I’m not.  Euphoric that is. But the spirit of the age, particularly in entrepreneurship and investing, is euphoric at levels only … Read More

August 21, 2017 |

Only One Side to Choose

Suffice it to say, it has been yet another intense week in the news cycle.  I am old enough to remember when the financial media was up in arms as to whether or not we were going to war … Read More

August 21, 2017 |

American Eclipse, Is God Trying to Tell Us Something?

As I write there’s a lot of buzz about the solar eclipse about to occur — which in some areas of the country will be a total eclipse.

Amidst the buzz there are those who are claiming that the … Read More

August 18, 2017 |

Political Investigations and Their Purpose

When Vladimir Putin seeks to eliminate a political rival, he has them assassinated. China’s President Xi has his dissidents tossed into hard labor prison camps.  North Korea’s Kim Jung-un has been known to have those he disagrees with literally blown … Read More

August 18, 2017 |

The Tragedy of Tuition Hyperinflation

What if tuition for an engineering degree (or any other degree for that matter) was $595 per semester instead of the present $10,000 per semester for a good state university?  Although, presently, tuition at many universities is much higher … Read More

August 18, 2017 |

The Most Important Thing Your Kids Will Need for the Workforce

How do you prepare your children for the workforce?

Beyond a good resume, respect for authority, and an outstanding work ethic, the most important thing a young adult needs when entering the workforce is a commitment to Jesus Christ.

If your … Read More

August 18, 2017 |

This Map Shows Which U.S. States Have Recovered from Recession (and Which Haven’t)

The U.S. economy has finally regained its pre-recession levels of employment and Gross Domestic Product (GDP). What does that mean? More people are getting hired, and they’re spending their paychecks. That’s all good, but it’s no secret the economy has undergone an uneven recovery … Read More

August 18, 2017 |

Do You Love Someone Enough to Tell Them the Truth?

For all I know there could be a religion out there somewhere that understands moral principles and obligations as detached from the well-being, fulfillment, and flourishing of human persons. Perhaps that religion proposes such principles and obligations as arbitrary (in … Read More

August 18, 2017 |

Why Your Dominion Efforts Require Prayer

This may be obvious to you…

…but it bears repeating… lest we forget…

Fulfilling the dominion mandate is NOT a natural activity — it’s a spiritual one.

This has been true ever since God put Adam and Eve in … Read More

August 17, 2017 |

Social Panic, Street Riots, and a Political Crisis are the End Game

“However, by using the combination method, a completely different scenario and game can occur: if the attacking side secretly (or quietly) musters large amounts of capital without the enemy nation being aware of this at all and launches a … Read More

August 17, 2017 |

Will China and India Fight?

Two giant, nuclear armed nations, China and India, are in a tense standoff concerning an inflammatory border dispute.

Continuing its pattern of aggressive expansionism, China attempted to construct a road in a portion of the “Tri-Junction” region, where China, … Read More

August 17, 2017 |

Is It Really “All About the Narrative?”

You don’t have to observe much politics these days to realize:

“It’s all about the narrative.”

That is… it’s all about politicians (or parties, or activist groups) telling a story that furthers “their agenda.”

Watching this play out can be … Read More

August 17, 2017 |

The Rembrandt in Your Attic

What if you discovered an original painting by Rembrandt in a dusty corner of your attic? Would you say, “Cool”, and then put it back and go on your way?  Of course not!  You’d gently take out, dust it … Read More

August 17, 2017 |

What Energy Sources Power the World?

There are many types of maps out there, but one of the most telling ones is a simple satellite image of the Earth at night.

On these powerful images, the darkness is a blank canvas for the bright city lights that represent … Read More

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