Jesus and Money

Greed Is Good!? Why Jesus Emphatically Warns Against Greed!

Personal Finance

Yesterday we looked at Gordon Gekko’s mantra – “Greed is Good!” and what Jesus might have to say to Mr. Gekko.  We also looked at Luke 12:13-15 where Jesus warns against greed. He actually says to guard against it – as if it’s something that we need to fight against. And he doesn’t just say it – […]

Greed Is Good – Or Is It? What Jesus Would Say to Gordon Gekko

Personal Finance

Do you remember the famous words of Gordon Gekko, the fictional character that Michael Douglas played in the 1987 movie Wall Street? “Greed is good!” This line has become so famous that even political leaders have used Gordon Gekko’s line in speeches. Here’s the full quote from Gekko: Greed, for lack of a better word, […]

What is True Wealth?

True Wealth

  Each weekend I like to provide for of a devotional style post that includes a few verses on money and occassionally the study notes to help with further reflection. These past two weeks I’ve been thinking a lot about true wealthand what exactly that means.   I deal w ith money and people’s attitudes with […]

Ageless Moneybags

True Wealth

I came across Luke 12:32-34 this week, which talks about true treasure and uses the word moneybags, which I think is cool. In our day, moneybags has come to describe someone who is extravagantly wealthy (think: Rich Uncle Moneybags from Monopoly), but back in the day it was simply a bag for carrying your money. Take […]