April 2011

Managing Your Money In Light Of The Gospel Part 1: Slaves And Stewards

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When trying to understand money management from a biblical perspective, the most important thing to consider is our salvation. Fully understanding the gospel is the key to money management that obeys the command to honor the Lord with your finances! There are various aspects of our salvation that should drive how we handle our personal […]

The Great Paradox of Generosity (And Why It’s So Hard to Believe)

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In my time with God this morning I read through Philippians and came across a great passage about generosity that I wanted to share. Sometimes I view giving as something I give up (money, time, possessions) rather than something I gain (joy, treasure in heaven, satisfaction).   Can you relate to that? Now don’t get me […]

Conflict Resolution In Your Family Business

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Conflict is a normal part of any relationship. However, when conflicts involve family relationships and they include issues regarding business and money, your relationships can take a turn for the worse. While conflict will always be inevitable, here are some ways to prevent and overcome the frequency of these conflicts. Even if your family business […]

How to Remove the Temptation to Rob God

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Just about every Friday, I meet with a friend for prayer, accountability, and fellowship.  We talk about our struggles and take our spiritual temperatures every week.  I leave encouraged and challenged to live more like Christ. Today I want to help us think about temptation in our own lives regarding money, and how to overcome temptation […]

Can You Fight Money Idols by Becoming a Better Neighbor?

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I recently listened to a sermon by Tim Keller called Neighbors.  Keller speaks extensively on the topic of gospel neighboring, and has really challenged me over the last two years with my views of what it means to be a Christian who loves God and loves neighbors as themselves. Keller defines gospel neighboring as, “Sacrificially […]

5 Ways to Fix Bad Credit

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If you have bad credit right now, you probably already know it’s no way to live. These days, bad credit doesn’t just influence your ability to get approved for credit cards and loans.  It also affects your insurance rate, whether you get approved for an apartment lease, and can even prevent you from getting a […]

Justice and Mercy Through Business

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I recently read Generous Justice, by Pastor Timothy Keller.  It’s a book that offers an understanding of the Bible’s call for justice and mercy in today’s society. In Chapter 6, How Should We Do Justice, Keller tells a story of a business man he knows who took seriously the call to live out Micah 6:8: “…What […]

The Benefits Of Higher Gas Prices

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Benefits Of Higher Gas Prices

In the last few months we have seen a sharp increase in the price of oil. This has caused many to search for ways to save money on gas – from driving less to finding cheaper gas! However, higher energy prices are not a universally negative situation, and there are some who actually welcome the […]

7 Simple Ways To Increase Your Credit Score

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There are so many scams out there that claim to be able to fix or repair your credit. Many of them will actually charge you an outrageous fee and pretend to wipe all negative information from your credit report. Finding and fixing problems with your credit is easier than it seems.

What You Need to Know About ARM Mortgage Rates

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An ARM, or Adjustable Rate Mortgage, is a home loan that features an adjustable interest rate. This rate depends on the current economic index. Many homeowners choose an ARM mortgage because these loans offer very low interest rates for a certain amount of time, called the initial rate period. After the initial rate period is […]