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Affluent Christian Investor | September 18, 2019

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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

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

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

August 31, 2017 |

Are We About to Repeat the Same Mistake that Resulted in the Noahic Flood?

Scientists recently genetically edited viable human embryos to fix a genetic defect that can cause sudden cardiac death, according to a front page Wall Street Journal article in early August of this year.

While welcome news for those suffering from … Read More

August 2, 2017 |

Trudeau Gives 10 Million to Terrorist, Stiffs Victim’s Widow

It is our innate reaction to love our government.  They protect us from the bad guys.  They are on the side of those who obey the laws, do good deeds and further the communal cause.  Thank goodness for the police, … Read More

July 4, 2017 |

Witchy Weather

Recently, President Trump signed an executive order to rescind many of the previous administration’s global warming policies.  The order was designed in part to roll back regulatory incursions on the energy industry to increase domestic production and make America … Read More

May 15, 2017 |

Bad Business vs. Good Government?

Do many Americans implicitly believe governmental activism is morally appropriate and pragmatically competent?

Is it reasonable to put immense trust in the ability of government to solve our problems, many of which it created?

More and more, Americans seem to … Read More

May 5, 2017 |

The Physics of Marriage

Science seems to fight a non-stop war against things unseen, religion and anything that suggests that there may be more to reality than merely the physical.

For instance, Harvard professor, Richard Lewontin explained the scientific antipathy towards any non-material … Read More

March 29, 2017 |

Should We Keep on Living After We’re ‘Useless’?

How often have you heard that without possessing a certain quality, that life just isn’t worth the living?  This thought seems to have percolated through the culture so deeply as to become part of the warp and woof of … Read More

February 8, 2017 |

How the Modern State is Like the Medieval Church

As part of my governmental (public) education, I was taught that in earlier times the church held great power which it misused in a systematic way to appropriate vast riches.

By accepting indulgences in lieu of good works and in … Read More

December 5, 2016 |

Hypocrisy on the Left

The hypocrisy of the left wing is becoming increasingly stunning.  Liberals’ righteous dismissal of opposing opinions one minute and their feigned devotion for open-mindedness the next is simply too wonderful for words.

Wall Street Journal columnist William McGurn has reported … Read More

November 4, 2016 |

The Reality Party vs. The Unreality Party

American politics has finally and definitively bifurcated into two main camps.  On the one hand normal people who work with things (in agriculture, manufacturing, mining, etc.) are basically still grounded in reality and realize that reality trumps concepts.  These people … Read More

July 18, 2016 |

A Different Era a Different Tyrant

Throughout history man has consistently shown himself beholden to his treasured preconceived ideas. One’s world view is so solidly a part of one’s thinking that it is only the rarest individual who can traverse uncharted cerebral territory without benefit of … Read More

May 11, 2016 |

Three 19th Century Ideas That Need To Die

While our current world is plagued by multiple fallacious ideas, there are three prominent ones that have fueled our furious descent into irrationality and confusion.

First, Sigmund Freud’s idea that sex is the main causative behind all human action & … Read More

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