Christian personal finance, career, retirement and calling - Part 3

Planning: Utilizing Money Now, Not Just in Retirement 8

In the late nineteenth century, an American traveler paid a visit to the influential Polish rabbi Yisrael Meir Kagan, known popularly as the Chofetz Chaim. The American was astonished to see that this revered and renowned rabbi’s living space basically consisted of a simple room filled with books, a table and a bench. The curious ...

You Should Understand The Kalam Cosmological Argument

Since all my interactions on a daily basis fall within the fences of Western culture, it’s inevitable that the subject of “god” is broached from time to time.  Sometimes when people find out I’m Christian the conversation instantly moves back a step, from Christ to the existence of God. I also encounter kids, flush with ...

Career Growth Is a Worthy Goal 4

Hey, with very few exceptions everyone has to do something to bring in some money on a regular basis, right? And I find it interesting that when you talk to people about how they earn their pay, most tend to talk about what they do in three different ways. They either say, “it’s just a ...

Allowance For Kids – Good or Bad Idea?

I’m a big believer in teaching kids how to manage money, and I think setting up an allowance for kids might be the single best tool you can give them to help them learn basic financial skills. I started giving my kids a share of the family war chest at an early age; as a ...

11 Reasons Why YOU Should Start A Blog

  Every Christian should have their own blog! Welcome to the largest and most accessible mission field on the planet… 

Can looking at life in the 1950’s in America teach us anything about today’s consumer culture?

I felt like messing with one of my kid’s mind the other day, so I sat down next to him on the couch, snatched the remote control and changed the TV channel from the kids show he was watching to that old 1950’s show “I Love Lucy”. To my disappointment, after being initially aggravated, my ...

Learn How To Chat With A Stranger, And You’ll Know How To Talk To Anyone

Learn how to talk to a stranger? Say what? I hear ya… I used to think that there weren’t many things suckier than having to talk to people that I didn’t know. Man, I absolutely hated situations where I would find myself among a group of strangers and one of them would start off on ...

I Need to Make More Money 8

Is it okay for a Christian to desire to make more money? Is it okay to want to be rich? Where exactly do we draw the line between “not rich” and “rich”? To put things in perspective, let’s first take a couple of seconds to answer these four questions: – Are you wearing clothes? – ...

How To Be Happy (Almost) All The Time

Can you learn how to be happy all the time? Nah, I don’t think that’s really possible. But I seriously believe that you can learn to be happy almost all of the time. And why do I think this? Well the way I figure it, since there are people out there that have learned to ...

New Research May Identify Writers Of Dead Sea Scrolls

New research into the nearly 200 textiles found in the caves where the Dead Sea Scrolls were discovered may bolster the theory that the Essenes were the writers of the famous scrolls. The Essenes were a Jewish sect, active from the 2nd century B.C. to the 1st century A.D. and are believed to have inhabited ...

Death Before The Fall Of Man?

Many Christians believe that all physical death stems from the sin of Adam and Eve. But is this really what scripture teaches us? Here are some thoughts to ponder from four different authors:   Rich Deem: Young earth creationists say that God judged the animals on the basis of man’s sin. However, the Bible says ...

Cézanne’s Art – A Study of Inner Lives and Outward Facades

“When I judge art, I take my painting and put it next to a God-made object like a tree or flower. If it clashes, it is not art.”   On a rain-soaked July afternoon in 1939, a sleek Talbot-Lago cabriolet roared towards Paris on the Route Verte. Unexpectedly, the black car skidded on a patch ...

American Evangelical Christianity Has A Lunatic Fringe 2

If evangelical leaders have any guts at all, they’ll expose the extremists who masquerade as evangelicals.

Have You Made Your Kid’s High School GPA Into An Idol?

Does your family worship at the altar of the high school transcript?

5 Reasons Evangelicals Say God and Evolution Can’t Coexist

Many Evangelical Christians say “Evolutionary Creationism” is bogus.