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Affluent Christian Investor | October 3, 2023

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AboutTerry Applegate, Author at Affluent Christian Investor

Terry Applegate

Terry Applegate

Terry Applegate writes from Utah in the winter and Michigan in the summer. He is CEO of Applegate Insulation, serves on the board for Citizens for Traditional Values, Cellulose Insulation Manufacturers Association and the European Theological Seminary and is married to Val with three children and four grand-children.

Posts By Terry Applegate

June 29, 2021 |

The Truth About The “Root Causes Of Migration”

It was a hoot reading the front-page headline about VP Harris’s trip to Central America: US to Target Root Causes of Migration, it blared.

Well, I’ll be darned, I thought… that is one way to keep people from wanting to … Read More

June 21, 2021 |

No Work For The Woke

The Wizards of Washington continue to mangle the American economy for one of two reasons; either they are intent on doing harm or, they are ignorant buffoons determined on do-goodism for the sake of their own feelings of self-righteousness.

We … Read More

April 29, 2021 |

Quibbling Over The Quarantine Quandary

Talking with people it has become apparent that most really don’t know much about quarantine laws and their history.  Many people seem to take it for granted that the healthy being quarantined during Covid-time is a perfectly natural response.  … Read More

March 23, 2021 |

The Ultimate Cosmic Gamble

The Covid Circus of late has prompted many to ponder death and what comes after.

Fear of dying and the unknown of the hereafter have moved many to masking and making many other changes to their lives that they … Read More

February 17, 2021 |

Why Things Are Bad And What You Should Do About It

Have you ever thought about what makes you happy?

When asked, many people say something like, “Having my wants and desires satisfied.”

Consequently, they spend time and resources trying to satisfy them.  Ever entertaining themselves, seeking happiness in purchasing more … Read More

December 22, 2020 |

The War Of The Worlds

The recent pandemic has led more and more people into the world of ‘virtual reality’.  Unable to travel, downloads of virtual-travel apps have doubled in a matter of months.  People are getting accustomed to living in a make-believe world … Read More

October 13, 2020 |

From Individualism To Anarchy

It is my right to kill my own child, it is my right to undergo brutal and barbaric surgery to change my gender, it is my right to torch and loot businesses, topple public monuments and terrorize neighborhoods (if … Read More

August 10, 2020 |

Terror In America

If you know the facts about the CCP (Chinese Communist Party) virus, you aren’t very alarmed, you don’t take heroic measures such as always wearing your life-saving equipment (mask) and, you don’t lose a lot of sleep over the … Read More

April 17, 2020 |

Making Sense Of Modern Science

While science may have set out to prove that a solely materialistic world was all that exists, it has instead turned out to have proven just the opposite – that there is exists a profoundly strange spiritual quantum world which … Read More

March 26, 2020 |

Who To Talk To Instead Of Talking To Yourself

Do you find it curious that you mentally talk to yourself?

When you are internally dialoguing with yourself, who do you think is talking to whom inside your brain?

Decades ago I read a book by Julian Jaynes, The Origins … Read More

March 2, 2020 |

Coming Out Of The Socialist Closet

The current crop of Democratic Presidential candidates still includes many self-proclaimed socialists. Listening to their harangues, my inner voice that is always talking to me is saying things like, “That is so unrealistic, there is no way that would work, … Read More

December 5, 2019 |

TAO (The Angry Ones) Of Socialism

Sometimes I think I am just going crazy.

You know, how you feel when you start drawing comparisons between disparate phenomenon, then you think, “I must be nuts to connect these!”

Recently, watching some self-absorbed ‘woke’ young ranting and raving … Read More

March 5, 2019 |

Who’s To Blame For The Socialist Resurgence?

It is fascinating to watch the phoenix-like rise of socialism, long ago discredited by history, as more and more over-schooled and under-educated Americans yearn to give up their freedom for subjection.

How can it be that the common everyday man, … Read More

February 19, 2019 |

Liberty To License

What does freedom mean?

Is it important that we are free?

Do we take it as an axiom that liberty, in and of itself, is a good?

And, does how we understand freedom have anything to do with our late … Read More

December 13, 2018 |

Windmills Kill Birds And Warm The Earth

Throughout history, time and time again, the cure provided by do-gooders is often worse than the disease.

America continues to provide contemporary examples; the latest being our national policy promoting the use of wind energy through massive tax credits, … Read More

September 24, 2018 |

The Benedict Option Is Not An Option

Have you ever heard a Christian say that we shouldn’t waste our time trying to improve the world, that it is Satan’s’ territory and things are just going to pot (hmmm…they might be right on this point) and anyway we … Read More

August 27, 2018 |

Government Officials Are Men, Not Gods And Should Punish Actions, Not Thoughts

It would almost seem that government officials are becoming more and more convinced that they possess god-like powers.

It used to be that our rulers limited themselves to policing our actions, punishing evil-doers and securing a friendly environment for those … Read More

August 6, 2018 |

We’re An Insulation Company And Bad Government Policies Are What Keeps Us In Business

Our company shouldn’t be in business today.

But, thanks to misguided governmental policy, it is thriving.

Are we grateful?  Sure.

On the other hand, if public policy was rational, we wouldn’t have as much of a business but, the country … Read More

July 3, 2018 |

Is It Better To Be Rich Or, Poor?

In the ancient world wealth was often acquired through the power to oppress, commonly being accumulated through slave labor.

Today, of course, slavery of that type is virtually unknown in the Western world and instead of stealing wealth from one … Read More

April 17, 2018 |

Population Implosion is Already Causing Bankruptcies, Pension Crises

Suddenly, the world seems to be waking up to the economic impact of reduced population growth.  Last week, for example, headlines included:

Iowa’s Labor Plight:  Too Many Jobs Across the Midwest, the ‘skills gap’ is less of a problem … Read More

March 27, 2018 |

Why Satan Prefers Socialism

The evidence is building that Americans are turning away from their long cherished love for democracy, freedom and capitalism in an astonishing fashion.

For example, in a 2017 Gallup survey, Millennials (18 – 29 year olds) had almost equally positive … Read More

February 19, 2018 |

Christian Cooperation vs. Socialist Coercion

Venezuela – the once prosperous country that was the envy of South America – now confronts economic extinction as it faces the full impact of its failed socialist policies.

With hardly any cash left in the country, the average monthly … Read More

January 25, 2018 |

Christian Socialism?

The Democratic Party continues to be roiled over ever-increasing reports of campaign mischief and unethical acts by the Clinton cabal. One of the most recent being Donna Brazile’s (ex-Democratic National Committee Chair) allegations that Hilary basically stole the primary election … Read More

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

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