Christian personal finance, career, retirement and calling - Part 5

America’s Welfare State Is Doomed

The inevitable crisis will be brought on by demographics.

Kids Savings Accounts A Good Indicator For College

As I’ve said before, I think kids savings accounts are a really good tool to help teach discipline and money-management skills. But here’s a new bonus I just found out about: According to a recent article  by Jessica Martin, if your kids have a savings account in their own name, the chances that they will ...

American Consumerism – Soothing Our Spiritual Void

Throughout the economic uncertainties of the last several years there has been a steady stream of finger pointing, name calling and class division, all in an effort to expose those who were responsible for getting us into the largest economic mess since the Great Depression. But in the here and now, calling out the miscreants ...

Teaching Kids About Money

Teaching kids about money isn’t so hard, just leave them alone and they’ll learn it all on their own from movies, the TV, their buddies at school and observing how their friends’ parents and YOU manage your money. Sound good? Nah, I didn’t think so. Well, while it is true that most kids will probably ...

End Poverty In America With A Broom And A Paycheck? – Free eBook 4

Eight scholars over at the American Enterprise Institute have put together a compelling compilation titled Poverty in America – and What To Do About It.  The 80-page book is now being offered for free in .pdf form. Even though the various writers share a common worldview, there are enough individual differences, approaches and biases to ...

Ahhh Yes… The Irony Of “Church”…

What do churches and a mall maintenance shop have in common?    

Will The US Eventually Default On Its Debt? 2

Federal debt has been growing as a percentage of GDP for over 30 years, and everyone agrees that the government must bring its budget under control to keep from further pumping up that giant balloon of debt. But are we past the point of no return? Is there no way out? Reducing the deficit by ...

A Healthy Breakfast Idea – Juicing

“Let thy medicine by thy food and thy food be thy medicine.”  -Hippocrates Looking for some healthy breakfast ideas? Here’s one: Drink your vegetables! I juice vegetables for breakfast almost every day, love it and look forward to it. I think that having fresh juice for breakfast is a great way to kick start your ...

Some Volunteering Quotes That Really Resonate

I’m a big-time believer in ‘giving back’ by volunteering. It’s a funny thing though; a lot of times when I donate my time and effort towards something that I really value at my core I almost feel a bit guilty when someone praises me for helping out. Why is this? Well I guess it’s because ...

Hey, What Would Be Your Stewardship Definition?

Do you have a personal stewardship definition? What is the definition of stewardship? Well according to the Merriam-Webster dictionary it’s “the office, duties, and obligations of a steward”. And what’s a steward? Well, in loose terms, a steward is a manager; someone who has something entrusted to their care. Okay, fine; that seems kind of ...

Biblical Archeology Now Aided By Cold War Satellite Imagery

Thousands of 1960’s-era, CORONA spy satellite images of Israel and the Middle East have now been made available to archeologists thanks to the Center for Advanced Spatial Technologies (CAST) at the University of Arkansas. The previously-classified, high-resolution images could offer an important glimpse into the the landscape prior to the last four decades of encroachment ...

Online Evangelism Is Gaining A Foothold

A new study indicates that internet evangelism and discipleship can be an effective way to spread the Gospel of Jesus Christ. In the study, out of those respondents who said they had made a decision for Jesus online, more than fifty percent also said they went on to share their faith with others. In addition, ...

Advice: Debt Free With A Clear Conscience

Consumer debt is killing us these days in America, and a big chunk of that debt is totally due  to people living above their means, buying and spending to impress others, confusing their ‘wants’ with their ‘needs’ and paying for everything on credit. There’s not a whole lot of sympathy floating around out there right ...

Prominent Atheist Says We Shoud Preserve Our Christian Roots

A distinguished professor of political philosophy and the philosophy of science and former president of the Italian Senate argues in a new book that the West must embrace Christianity as the central pillar of its cultural identity – or perish. Atheist Marcello Pera, in his new book Why We Should Call Ourselves Christians: The Religious ...

Atheist Scientists Embrace Religious Tradition

  A study just released finds that one in five atheist scientists participate in religious communities after they have children, indicating that atheist scientists are not against religion as much as we may be led to believe. According to the study, there are three major reasons why they participate in religion once they become parents: ...