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Managing Your Money In Light Of The Gospel Part 4: Motivated By A Future Reward!

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This is our fourth, and final, article in a series that takes a look at how a proper understanding of the gospel should influence how we manage our finances. In the first article, we examined the fact that we are now slaves of Christ, and merely stewards of God’s resources. Then, in the second article, […]

Managing Your Money In Light Of The Gospel Part 3: Imitators Of Christ – Willing To Give Up All

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This is our third article in a series that takes a look at how a proper understanding of the gospel should influence how we manage our finances. In the first article, we examined the fact that we are now slaves of Christ, and merely stewards of God’s resources. Then, in the second article, we took […]

Managing Your Money In Light Of The Gospel Part 2: Grace And Gratitude

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This is our second article in a series that takes a look at how a proper understanding of the gospel should influence how we manage our finances. In the first article, we examined the fact that we are now slaves of Christ, and merely stewards of God’s resources. Now, we will take a look at […]

It’s Not Supposed To Be This Way – Are You Guilty of Insider Trading?

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Yesterday was a big win for investors and the SEC.  Raj Rajaratnam, a hedge fund manager, was convicted on insider trading.  Over a 7-year period, it is estimated that Raj made nearly $60 million dollars from insider tips and information.  Raj managed one of the largest hedge funds in the world, staking claim to over […]

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 […]

Helping the Poor – How Eager Are You?

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Why is it that we tend to be very charitable toward people, as long as it doesn’t get messy!? The vast majority of American Evangelicals don’t mind giving whatever change they have in their pockets to a homeless person, just so they’ll leave them alone. Or, they’d simply rather write a check to the church so the clergy can do […]

What Does It Mean to Live Missionally With Your Money

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One of the reasons I wanted to do this post is because I’ve been challenged by this type of thinking lately – that is, about viewing our money and how we handle it as part of a larger mission. Viewing my work, my blog, my activities all through one common lens – missions. So, I […]

Tithing – How Much Should a Christian Give? Part 2

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Yesterday we set the stage for the topic of tithing and Christian giving. Today we want to delve a little further into giving and try to answer this question, “How much should I give?”. We are going to take a bit of a journey to get there, but that’s where we’ll end up. This post […]

How to Overcome Your Idolatry of Money

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So last time we looked at how to identify if money has become your idol.  Today we want to tackle the question of “so what do we do about it?” In today’s culture, idolatry isn’t building some golden calf to bow down to.  We hear that story of the Israelites in Egypt worshiping the gold cow […]

How to Tell if Money Has Become Your Idol

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Oh boy – here he goes again on a rant about how we love money way too much. Doesn’t this guy write about anything relevant? Just hear me out a second. You and I both know that if we were painfully honest with each other, we’d have to admit that there is a sense in […]

Why Does God Allow Suffering?

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I know, this is a bit off my usual topic of money, but hey – it’s good to shake things up a bit. We’ve seen a lot of suffering in the world lately – devastation in Haiti, earthquakes all over the globe right now, extreme poverty and hunger and then of course diseases like cancer! […]

The Most Costly $7,500 Ever Made – What Would You Do For Money?

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What would you do for some extra cash? In this rough economy, many people would be glad to make a few extra bucks right now. But how far would you be willing to go for $7,500? Would you steal for it? Would you lie for it? How about kill someone for it? The most costly […]