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Should Christians Flaunt Their Prosperity?

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If you’re a Christian and you’re reading this post from the vantage point of a Western culture and value system, you may find this post a bit…offensive. If you do, I’d love to entertain your comments below—perhaps I’m wrong in my thinking and in what I’m presenting here. In Western culture, perhaps even in most […]

I Can’t Tithe Because I Have No Money

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What is tithing? In its simplest form, tithing means to give a tenth of your income to God. This is usually given to a church, but in some cases it is given to para-church organizations that meet the spiritual needs of the giver.  Tithing is both an act of faith and a response to God’s […]

3 Things More Valuable Than Money

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Too often we think money is the greatest thing in the world!  Think about it. How much time do we spend working for it, planning around it, worrying, reading and writing about it, and constantly thinking about it. We can all agree that money won’t be the most important thing in eternity, but we sometimes […]

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 […]

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 […]

Radical Generosity in a Sea of Stinginess

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I’ve talked a lot about generosity on this site.  It’s kind of a “pet” topic of mine simply because I believe it should be a hallmark trait of Christians around the globe. I’m sure many of us would tend to think we are generous people.  After all, we tip 20% at restaurants, give money regularly […]

4 Things The Apostle Paul Teaches Us About Money

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The Apostle Paul is the most well-known Christian missionary. He was beaten, persecuted, shipwrecked, and thrown into prison numerous times for his faith, yet wrote half of the New Testament! Most of the church doctrine you see today is either a direct or indirect result of Paul’s writings.  Paul was an amazing and gifted man […]

Are You Chasing the American Dream? Maybe It’s Time You Stop!

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The American Dream represents everything we could ever want or ask for in this life, right? Not so fast!  It’s not that the American Dream is bad – in fact, who wouldn’t want material success and prosperity. We all do, to a degree. But there’s a big irony about the American Dream – most folks mortgage […]

A Look Back And a Gaze Ahead

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It really is hard to believe that 2010 is over.  Seriously, where has the time gone? Now that I have a three and a half year old and a soon-to-be two year old, I find that time gets spent faster and faster. I always love this time of year.  I enjoy looking back over the […]

What Sam Walton Teaches Us About Money, Success, and Family

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Recently I came across an article about Sam Walton, the founder of Wal-Mart.  It was a very interesting read, and I found some things I never knew. After doing a little further digging about Wal-Mart I found an article quoting George Will, who had this to say about the company: “[They] are the most prodigious […]