August 2011 Archives

My youngest son is adopted.  His birth-mother met with my wife and I last weekend. She has another child that she chose to keep.  We’ve kept in contact over the past two years and tried to help her.   We […]

Why would God want people to make money?  Why are there so many verses about being prosperous?  These are the verses televangelists use to manipulate people into “vows of faith” and money grabs.    These snake oil salesmen approach assume […]

The historian Josephus noted that Christians were radically generous, while Romans didn’t share any of their wealth with anyone. Christ-followers were so taken that their Savior who was rich became poor to make them rich in God, that they willingly […]

       The movie, Wall Street, made famous the phrase, “Greed is Good” and launched a wave of ambition and selfishness across the United States. But, Jesus tells us to “Beware the many faces of greed.” The New Testament […]

        Does the Bible have anything to say about the times we live in today? Often Biblical prophecy experts weave together charts and diagrams about the end times, leaving everyone shaking in their boots with fear. The Bible […]

Remember the black knight from Monty Python and the Holy Grail?  They cut off his arm… then his other arm… then his leg… and finally his last leg. But, he kept on fighting. That’s what happens to business and industry […]

Economics pervades our news today and I think many are surprised to know that the Bible has much to say on the subject. Socialism and Communism are incompatible with both Judeo Christian values and common sense. Growing up, I was […]

Leviticus 19:36 You shall have honest scales, honest weights, an honest ephah, and an honest hin: I am the LORD your God, who brought you out of the land of Egypt. In order to ensure we had “honest scales and […]

Illusion #1: The Illusion of Value In Bible times, the prophet Micah observed those who were exploiting and cheating the poor. They were powerful people using dishonest scales. He says in Micah 6:11, “Shall I acquit a man with dishonest […]

Why are experts the last to see what God spells out so clearly? A household or nation that spends twice as much as it brings in leads to ruin. Improper Planning Leads to Poverty Proverbs 21:5 – The plans of […]