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Affluent Christian Investor | August 22, 2017

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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

Eu·phor·ic

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

August 17, 2017 |

Why Good Questions are Your Greatest Asset

I never liked Shakespeare growing up – his literary style was too hard for me to understand.  Yet, he once wrote something that I value. Consider this line from Polonius in Hamlet:

“Give every man thy ear, but few thy … Read More

August 16, 2017 |

The World’s 15,000 Nuclear Weapons: Who Has What?

Between North Korea’s constant nuclear test provocations and the recent “fire and fury” comments by President Trump, concerns about nuclear conflict are re-ignited around the world.

So, how many nuclear weapons are there, and what exactly is happening right now? … Read More

August 16, 2017 |

I Had a Secret, You Did Too

The right of the people to be secure in their persons, houses, papers, and effects, against unreasonable searches and seizures, shall not be violated, and no Warrants shall issue, but upon probable cause, supported by Oath or affirmation, and particularly … Read More

August 16, 2017 |

Your Freedom Came From Missionaries, Not From Ghandi

“India –The Grand Experiment” was published 20 years ago, in 1997, to celebrate the fiftieth anniversary of India’s Independence from the British Raj. It presented the case that while Mahatma Gandhi played a role in India’s Independence, he had nothing … Read More

August 16, 2017 |

Signs You’re Living Life Without a Mission

Do you find yourself regularly:

… feeling anxious about your place in life?

… putting others on a pedestal?

… feeling needy for approval or acceptance?

… questioning whether you have anything worthy to contribute?

… doubting that your efforts … Read More

August 16, 2017 |

The Babylonian Option

In a post-Christian nation, Rod Dreher believes The Benedictine Option is the best way forward. I like much of what he says but The Babylonian Option might be better.

Dreher is known for 2011 book, “Crunchy Cons,” about how conservatives like him—“Birkenstocked Burkeans”—and “hip … Read More

August 15, 2017 |

Google Fires Man for Questioning Diversity Agenda, is Less Diverse Than Average Tech Company

With the recent leak of the “Google Manifesto” and the maelstrom of media backlash that followed, it seems that concerns around diversity in the technology industry have finally reached a boiling point.

Today’s infographic from Information is Beautiful breaks down the … Read More

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