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Affluent Christian Investor | October 23, 2017

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October 11, 2017 |

Dig In: There’s Actually Some Good News in the September Jobs Report

With Hurricanes Irma and Harvey, the data in the latest jobs report for September from the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics have to be viewed carefully. And when we get to the data mainly unaffected by these terrible storms, good news … Read More

October 11, 2017 |

4 Practical Questions on Using Your Money

Perhaps it’s happened to you: You are walking across the parking lot and discover a $20 bill, and there are no people and no cars nearby. You pocket the $20. What will you do with it?

What you do … Read More

October 11, 2017 |

This Map Compares the Population of the Real World vs. Social Media

Explore the high resolution version of this graphic

View the high resolution version of today’s graphic by clicking here.

When you log on to or , it feels like you are connected to everyone on Earth.

Whether you want to get … Read More

October 11, 2017 |

Freedom is the Imitatio Christi

“The truth shall set you free.” – Jesus Christ

The truth, as Jesus demonstrated, is not conceptual but perceptual. That is, it is embodied, not abstract knowledge. The truth can only be discovered through living life, not through mastering a … Read More

October 11, 2017 |

Why We Need to Remember the Story’s Not Over

Whenever a national tragedy strikes, it’s important to remember…

The story isn’t over.

God is still at work… bringing about His story of redemption.

Even in a great tragedy, His purpose to further His kingdom is still being fulfilled… in … Read More

October 10, 2017 |

How Do Christians Think Biblically (and Economically) About Prison?

The state of incarceration in America is out of control and it’s time the church began talking about it. I have little experience with incarceration. I’ve never been in jail. Unless you count the one time I sat in … Read More

October 10, 2017 |

Bible Seminary and the Marginalization of Christianity

William Carey was an English cobbler. He could not get an admission into Oxford or Cambridge because he was a Baptist. Those state universities were for Anglicans only. So he educated himself in his home and on his workbench.

In … Read More

October 10, 2017 |

What Does the Bible Say About Retirement?

We like the idea of retirement. After all those years of working hard, progressing in our careers, and making sacrifices, we feel like retirement is when we’ve finally made it. We see it as a season to enjoy all the luxuries we’ve … Read More

October 10, 2017 |

China Trade Practices Impact U.S. Economy, Korean Crisis

U.S. policy makers need to take an intensive look at the entire framework of Chinese-American economic relations.  This is an urgent issue, since Beijing’s continued support of North Korea is the linchpin allowing Kim Jong-un to develop his nuclear arsenal, … Read More

October 10, 2017 |

The Idyllic Culture Columbus Ended

This week, the Snowflake Brigade won one in anti-American L.A. when the Los Angeles City Council officially renamed Columbus Day “Indigenous Peoples Day”.

There’s nothing wrong, of course, with celebrating everyone’s cultural heritage: this is America, and we do a lot … Read More

October 10, 2017 |

How You Spend Your Alone Time Could Make All the Difference

You might want to take greater care in the way you spend your alone time.

Consider the story of Saul’s decline and David’s ascent:

Both Saul and David were anointed by God’s Spirit.

But Saul became withdrawn, jealous and … Read More

October 9, 2017 |

Christianity Explains the Wealth of Nations

Adam Smith wrote in his Wealth of Nations,

That security which the laws of Great Britain give to every man that he shall enjoy the fruits of his own labor, is alone sufficient to make any country flourish… The … Read More

October 9, 2017 |

10 Simple Steps to Unbrainwash Yourself

So I’m on the elliptical this past Wednesday listening to an awesome book when something hits me: Most of my spiritual breakthroughs happen when I’m reading (or listening to) a great book or the bible.

This makes a lot of … Read More

October 9, 2017 |

Putin and the King vs. the Dollar

My last post, A Conspiracy Against the Dollar?, outlined some of the efforts underway that seem intended to undermine the U.S. dollar as primary reserve currency of the world. Things became a bit more concerning when it was announced that Saudi King Salman … Read More

October 9, 2017 |

Thoughts on Biblical Business Management Skills

The presupposition that this article is based upon is that the Word of God provides the epistemological foundation for all knowledge and actions in every realm of life. The practitioners of every discipline, if they are to seek and … Read More

October 9, 2017 |

Discovering Your Life’s Trajectory

Recently my mom had a hip replaced.

While with her during her recovery, I learned something interesting about her surgeon.

When he was a boy, he spent a lot of time helping out his father, who was a carpenter and … Read More

October 9, 2017 |

Animated Map: The 20 Most Populous Cities in the World by 2100


If you look at a modern map of the world’s most populous cities, you’ll notice that they are quite evenly distributed around the globe.

Metropolises like Moscow, New York, … Read More

October 6, 2017 |

The Real Adam Smith Vs. the Fake Adam Smith

Free to Choose Media, the people who brought Milton Friedman into public prominence through the PBS documentary series Free to Choose, have recently released a free version of their documentary series, The Real Adam Smith, along with free DIY screening kits. The … Read More

October 6, 2017 |

Leadership Lesson From Exodus: Sometimes Shortcuts Aren’t Shorter

“Two roads diverged in a wood, and I- I took the one less traveled by, and that has made all the difference.” -Robert Frost

I remember back when my son was about eight-years old. Often when he was riding in … Read More

October 6, 2017 |

God’s Deliverance Comes as We Move Forward, Not Backward

Been pondering this lately…

As we’re forced to make hard decisions about our direction in life, we need to remember:

God delivers us as we move forward, not backward.

Consider Moses…

When Moses led Israel out of Egypt and toward … Read More

October 6, 2017 |

When Financial Security Threatens Our Trust in God

“We can trust Him too little, but we cannot trust God too much.” – C.T. Studd

I have been reading a biography about C.T. Studd recently and am blown away by his conviction and … Read More

October 6, 2017 |

Faith, the Flag, and the Workplace

A friend of mine and former player for the New York Jets sent me a powerful video a few days ago. It’s from Brandon Tatum, a police officer from Tucson, Arizona. As an African American, he has made a … Read More

October 6, 2017 |

How Copper Riches Helped Shape Chile’s Economic Story

Although Chile has always been noted for its abundant mineral wealth, the country was actually not a notable copper producer even at the beginning of the 20th century.

In 1907, for example, the United States was able to produce nearly … Read More

October 5, 2017 |

The Fed’s Efforts to Reflate the US Economy are More Successful Than They Look

Today’s purchasing manager index release from the Institute for Supply Management showed 60.8% of respondents expanding, the strongest level since the global financial crisis except for one month in early 2011. Comparable indices are rising around the world, and the … Read More

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