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Affluent Christian Investor | December 15, 2017

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December 8, 2017 |

Even Tax Reform’s Losers Might Turn Out to Be Winners Due to Growth Effects

“My tax bill may go from $100 to $3,000!” he said over the phone, in a rather concerned tone.

As I listened to this single retiree, I was contemplating how to respond. It is unsettling to learn the tax reform measures … Read More

December 7, 2017 |

10 Laws About How to Use Money to Lead People in the Right Direction

Praised by many, adored by numerous, virtually lionized by almost everyone: men like Nelson Mandela, Martin Luther King Jr., Alexander the Great, and Jesus of Nazareth stand alone.  As leaders, they were able to not only rally, but also manage … Read More

December 6, 2017 |

Can Conservatives and Socialists Live in This Country Together?

A few writers have wondered since the election of President Trump if the country is so fractured that another great divorce like that of the Civil War is in our future. Pew Research has provided the statistics to fuel the debate. Recently, … Read More

December 5, 2017 |

Have You Added “Giving” to Your Financial Plan This Holiday Season?

Do you struggle with giving? If so, you’re not alone. Many Americans (even Christians) struggle to give out of their abundance.

I work in an industry that doesn’t value giving. It’s not that we discourage giving, it’s more that … Read More

December 4, 2017 |

Hysteria vs. The White House: Why It’s Worse With Trump

Pundits portray the extensive criticism of President Trump as an unusual event, an occurrence if not unprecedented than certainly unique in its extremity. The point a rather biased press seeks to convey is that, in their perception, the 45th President of … Read More

December 1, 2017 |

The Sexual Abuse Epidemic and the One Story That Can End It

When I switch on my TV, I can find endless debates about sexual abuse and harassment, but as far as I can tell the Biblical view is entirely absent. Christians participate in these debates, but … Read More

November 30, 2017 |

Applying Biblical Principles to Our Epidemic of Sexual Misconduct

Let’s apply the basic principles I wrote about recently to our current crisis of sexual ethics…

A society which recognizes the Adamic responsibility to protect the woman would not have waited decades to deal with abuse of women. Powerful men … Read More

November 29, 2017 |

Capitalism Creates Psychos According to Professor

Socialists continually flail stuffed monster versions of capitalism they have sewn together from pieces of their fevered imaginations. Usually I just ignore them because their versions of reality are irrational and I don’t want to be the greater fool who … Read More

November 28, 2017 |

Ingratitude – The Destroyer of Nations: Thanksgiving – Restorer of Nations

I hope this helps you to understand what’s going on in our time:

 

Civic gratitude is not only … Read More

November 22, 2017 |

18 Reasons Why Jesus, a Poor Carpenter, Became the Greatest Leader of All Time

Some called him a sage, some labelled him a prophet, some hailed him as the Messiah, and some appointed him king.  No other leader since the beginning of time has caused so much controversy, changing not only the history of … Read More

November 21, 2017 |

Growing Assault on Free Speech

In the hyper-ventilating world of modern journalism, describing almost every issue as a “crisis” has lost its impact.  That’s troubling, because there are several challenges facing the United States that truly are existential threats.  Arguably, the most serious is the … Read More

November 20, 2017 |

Don’t Let Socialists Ruin Thanksgiving: Here’s How

The socialist who claims to be an evangelical, Jim Wallis, posted an article in his Sojourners magazine recently encouraging families to debate politics while trying to digest turkey and dressing, cranberry sauce and pumpkin pie. Here is a portion:

“A … Read More

November 17, 2017 |

Most of What God Has Given You is Not For You

I really enjoy the song, “Home” by Chris Tomlin, because the lyrics speak of the joy waiting for us when we get to heaven:

This world is not what it was meant to be

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November 16, 2017 |

Questions From Christian Managers: Should I Forgive Employee Work Mistakes?

Last month’s article “Thoughts on Biblical Business Management Skills” (found here) elicited several interesting reader comments.  So, to continue the conversation…

Reader comment:  One issue I struggle with is when my employees (who make garments), by mistake, make a … Read More

November 15, 2017 |

Will Turkey Leave NATO?

Turkey’s recent decision to purchase a significant air defense system from Russia was an important and revealing development for a NATO member and American ally.

Defense Analyst Can Kasapoglu, speaking at a Carnegie Europe conference held this past September, reported:

“The S-400 … Read More

November 14, 2017 |

The Jekyll and Hyde Nature of Individualism and What it Means for China

Nobel-prize winning economist Edmund Phelps ties economic growth to the spread of individualism in his forthcoming book. A November 3 Streetwise column by James Mackintosh, “What Martin Luther Says About Capitalism,” summarizes Phelps’ book:

“The more individualistic a country is, … Read More

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