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Affluent Christian Investor | October 23, 2017

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October 17, 2017 |

Embrace the Diversity God Created, but Look at Culture Critically

Most of us have heard the refrain that to reduce poverty in the U.S., we need to get young people to “graduate, get married, and have children” in that order.

An article by the Brookings Institute several years ago supports this … Read More

October 17, 2017 |

The Necessity of Compassion in the Workplace

Some jobs in life are much more difficult than others. They may require boldness extraordinaire, like washing windows on skyscrapers or changing lightbulbs on thousand-foot radio towers. Perhaps great strength or endurance is needed, as you might see on construction … Read More

October 17, 2017 |

Europe’s Separatist Movements

Catalonia’s independence movement may be the focus of this month’s news about separatist movements, but Europe has a number of regions that are considering going it alone. These movements tend to feed off of each other, supporting independence claims.

Even … Read More

October 17, 2017 |

How to be as Free and Strong as Can Be

To fulfill the purpose God has for you in life, you must be as free and as strong as you can be.

That’s easier said than done… when the world, the flesh, and the devil are all conspiring against … Read More

October 17, 2017 |

The Trillion Dollar Club of Asset Managers


In the late 1700s, it was the start of the battle of stock exchanges: in 1773, the London Stock Exchange was formed, and the New York Stock Exchange was formed … Read More

October 16, 2017 |

Teddy Roosevelt Shot, Gives Speech Anyway

Autumn crispness was slipping in. Another demanding day dissolved into dusk, amid one of the most raucous, hard-fought, and consequential presidential campaigns in American history.

That evening, former president Theodore Roosevelt would take the cause of his breakaway third party … Read More

October 16, 2017 |

Strengthen That Which Remains

“What do you do?” I get asked that a lot. Here’s an answer. Kathy and I seek to strengthen that which remains. What we seek to discern is exactly what remains?

“Strengthen that which remains” is found in Revelation 3. It’s Jesus’ prophetic … Read More

October 16, 2017 |

The Challenge of Leadership Without Friendship

In today’s world, it is harder to establish and maintain relationships with friends.  Why does this matter? The demands of life can suck us dry of energy and emotion. It may not be obvious at first, but … Read More

October 16, 2017 |

The Most (and Least) Valuable States in America

The blue dots represent the value of an acre of land, and the red circles indicate the median value of a home. The bigger the blue dot and the larger the red circle, the more expensive it is … Read More

October 16, 2017 |

The Shallowness of Our National Conversation

America’s national conversation has gone astray. Abandoning rational standards of discourse, evidence and facts, inflammatory statements go unchallenged by legislators and pundits intimidated by a media hierarchy that discourages journalistic standards because those plutocrats of information have become participants in, … Read More

October 16, 2017 |

Dan Brown is Wrong, We Still Need God

Dan Brown has written another book.

Brown, you may recall, previously wrote the Da Vinci Code, wherein he discredited Christianity.

Now, in this new book — called “Origin”– he takes things a step further… by putting forth the idea that … Read More

October 13, 2017 |

Do Cakes and Floral Arrangements Raise First Amendment Issues?

Two heated cases that are before the Supreme Court are Masterpiece Cakeshop (which the Court agreed to hear last June) and Arlene’s Flowers (for which the petition for certiorari is still pending). In both, the owners face punishment for … Read More

October 13, 2017 |

Spiritual Amnesia

Twenty years ago, I graduated from college with a passion to work with a global organization in microenterprise development. Willing to go anywhere and do anything, I enthusiastically sent my resume to every organization I could find engaged in this … Read More

October 13, 2017 |

What to do When God Takes You Into the Wilderness

The Bible tells us that immediately after Jesus was baptized, the Spirit drove Him into the wilderness (Mk.1:12).

And there He was for 40 days…

Being tempted by Satan… while spending time with wild animals… and being ministered to by … Read More

October 13, 2017 |

How to Use a Credit Card… the Right Way

You may be surprised by this, but I carry a credit card. Many people ask my why I would endorse using a credit card because so many have been led to believe they’re evil and only lead to destruction.

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October 13, 2017 |

News Study Details Cost of Illegal Immigration

Similar to most contentious political issues, the question of illegal immigration eventually must be understood in terms of cost, particularly with a national debt of $20 trillion, and state and local governments facing economic challenges of their own.

A new … Read More

October 13, 2017 |

What We Owe Capitalism, in One Graph

Many today have an inadequate appreciation of what Capitalism has done for humanity.

Perhaps this graph will help.

This graph charts two very different things. First, it shows the number of people living in extreme poverty. As you can … Read More

October 12, 2017 |

Seven Things to Remember About Spiritual Warfare and the Marketplace

You may think you are in a marketplace war against those big, profitable rivals with huge advertising budgets, new trucks adorned with beautiful logos, and multi-site operations that dwarf your company.

But they are not the real battle. They … Read More

October 12, 2017 |

Health Care Industry is Sick: Treat Causes, Not Just Symptoms

Appendicitis causes pain, fever, and vomiting. Taking medicines to ease the symptoms might provide temporary relief, but without addressing the cause, serious complications or even death will occur. To cure the disease, you must first know what it is … Read More

October 12, 2017 |

China’s Slow Turn Toward Market Economy Status

When Xi consolidates his rule throughout the Party Congress this November 18, we should expect him to appoint a new Central Bank chair.  The success of Zhou Xiaochan, China’s current monetary authority will be a difficult act to follow.  Xiaochan was responsible for … Read More

October 12, 2017 |

Hazards of Leadership – Isolation

The pastor who mentored me warned: “You will never be more loved and more lonely, simultaneously, than as a pastor.” Those words have rung true through the years as I’ve experienced the difficulty of building quality relationships while serving … Read More

October 12, 2017 |

New Visualization: How Many Hours Americans Need to Work to Pay Their Mortgage

Many people define the American dream as owning your own home, not to mention a comfortable lifestyle, healthy children, and a secure retirement. But the ability to afford a home—let alone all those other things—depends entirely on where you live and your … Read More

October 12, 2017 |

Is This Common Distraction Keeping You From Your Life’s Mission?

Note to self:

“Don’t forget, just as Jesus’s mission was not to judge but to save, so is yours.”

How easy it is get distracted from our life’s purpose and get caught up analyzing, evaluating, critiquing, judging and condemning others.

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October 11, 2017 |

What Are the Key Themes Driving Equity Markets?

Key Points

  • Investors have grown more confident about the state of the global economy and the outlook for corporate earnings.
  • We see several risks for financial markets, but believe the equity bull market should persist.
  • Volatility … Read More

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