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Affluent Christian Investor | May 21, 2018

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May 21, 2018 |

The Real ‘Creepy Infiltration’ Is Politicization Of Business, Not Chick-fil-A Opening

A New Yorker writer just called the opening of a new Chick-fil-A franchise ‘creepy’. But the only thing creepy I can see about the issue is that a major American magazine would engage in such transparent religious bigotry.

Here’s the … Read More

May 17, 2018 |

Costco Rejects Money For Children’s Miracle Network Because It Came From Gun Seller

For years, a Sacramento Black Rifle banner has hung in the Citrus Heights, California Costco.  Black Rifle generously gives to the Children’s Miracle Network via the wholesale retailer.  For this, they get a banner in the store.

Then, according … 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

April 2, 2018 |

Why Are No Christians Left Anymore?

There are virtually no “Christians” left in North America.  Where have they all gone?  How did it become so complicated to be called a “Christian?”  Does it matter?

Let’s start at the beginning.  Where did the name “Christian” come from?  … Read More

March 30, 2018 |

How The Financial Panic Of 33 AD Helped Cause The Crucifixion

Why was Christ crucified? The Christian conversation about that has tended to default to the theological intent of the atonement. In other words, Christ was crucified to save us from our sins, to take our punishment, to save mankind. … 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

March 2, 2018 |

The Dream That Changed Europe

Ancient Greeks celebrated their gods and goddesses in epics and arts. They worshiped them in temples, festivals, and democratic assemblies. Stories of the Olympian gods shaped the Greek culture. The prominent ones were Zeus, Hera, Poseidon, Demeter, Athena, Ares, … Read More

March 1, 2018 |

Billy Graham: Is Christian Unity Dead at 99?

He preached to more than 200 million people in 185 countries.  In 2006 he appeared on the 2006 Gallup list of the 10 most admired men in the world for a record-setting 50th consecutive year.  Billy Graham passed away at … Read More

February 27, 2018 |

Catastrophic Government Failure in Florida Shooting Used to Give Government More Power

To echo something President Reagan said — government is not the answer to the problem, government is the problem.

Contemporary leftists have a habit of mind that turns first to government to solve every issue.  To them, if there is problem, … 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

February 1, 2018 |

The State of the Union and the Myth of the Evil Rich

During a time in which a billionaire is the President of the United States and a Billionaire is the governor of the State I live in, the belief that rich people are evil seems to be center stage.  I’m quite … Read More

January 30, 2018 |

What Christian Entrepreneurs Most Need to Know

Starting your business from a shoe-string and gathering up clients as you go may be an overwhelming task, without faith. But when you have faith and a basic understanding that this is the direction God wants you to go, … Read More

January 29, 2018 |

Did Donald Trump Create Jobs?

The stock market is booming, unemployment is down to about the pre-recession level, labor force participation is holding steady after declining for several decades, and gross domestic product is at an all-time high. Things seem to be doing pretty well. … Read More

January 26, 2018 |

An Interview With Jordan Peterson

Coinciding with the release of his new book 12 Rules for Life: An Antidote to Chaos, Dr. Jordan B. Peterson sat down with me earlier this week in New York City to provide powerful new insights on the historical transition from … 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

January 24, 2018 |

What the Real Richest Man in History (Not Jeff Bezos) Said About Finance

Proverbs 16:16: How much better to get wisdom than gold, to get insight rather than silver!

Writing to you as a person and not just a financial planner, I can relate to this verse in various ways. In my own … Read More

January 17, 2018 |

Aziz Ansari and My Radical Sexual Idea

In view of this business about Aziz Ansari and what it tells us about the contemporary culture, I wish to re-propose my radical idea. Here it is:

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January 16, 2018 |

Old, Not Necessarily Obsolete

As we stand at the start of a new year, we can be pretty sure that there will be significant advances in technology, as there have been for many decades. Technological improvements have been the mechanism of progress in … Read More

January 8, 2018 |

Guarding Against the Degradation of Charity

A selection from the Christian Economic Forum.

Executive Summary

Am I my brother’s keeper? Love your neighbor as yourself; but who is my neighbor? How do we bear one another’s burdens and so fulfill the law of Christ (Gal. … Read More

January 5, 2018 |

The Church in a Culture of Corruption

I am asking Christians to rebuild the church-brand as ‘A Religious Community with Zero Tolerance for Corruption’.

Earlier in December I was in Ukraine. My host mission bought a property … Read More

January 2, 2018 |

The One Essential Quality of a Leader

As I have been in leadership, and worked with others in leadership, I have realized that there is one essential quality of all effective leaders. I have seen this quality in the course of organizing over 40 ELO events … Read More

December 29, 2017 |

How the Church Can Partner With Business

 

In late 2013, my friend Jimmy Graham, former Navy SEAL, and I were having multiple monthly hourly talks about the subject of business, but our talks came to a head in early January 2014. I asked myself: “If we’re … Read More

December 26, 2017 |

Did India Vote Against Sanity in the Middle-East?

Last week, India voted against President Trump’s decision to recognize the fact — Jerusalem is Israel’s capital. In doing so, India missed an opportunity to share with the UN the tragic lessons the sub-continent … Read More

December 25, 2017 |

Virgin Birth: Induced, Natural, and Supernatural

The world’s most famous sheep, Dolly, was born on July 5th, 1996. She had no father but three mothers. One provided the egg, another the DNA, and the third the womb. Her virgin birth was induced by Doctors Keith … Read More

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