Private Property: Do Monks and Marxists Have It Right?

Ownership of private property is one of those issues where we find polarizing views.  Are possessions good or are they evil?  Should man be allowed to own things individually or should everything be shared in community?  Benedictine monks believe that it’s better to not own any private property and are only allowed to do so…

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Moody Radio Interview 1-15-18 – Tax Law Changes

Tax laws are changing and when the rules of the game change, we need to know how the new ones are going to affect us.  In this week’s interview we discuss the standard deduction and a few other changes that will affect our tax situations in the coming years.  The following recording is from “Mornings…

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Moody Radio Interview 1-8-18 – Fixing our Finances in the New Year

Has January revealed the unfortunate reality that you’ve overextended your spending over the Christmas holiday?  In this week’s interview we discuss how we can get control of our finances and honor God with our money.  The following recording is from “Mornings with Kelli” on Moody Radio Indiana (97.9 FM). For more information on Moody Radio,…

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Moody Radio Interview 12-11-17 – Financial Advice for My Children

What financial advice would you give to your children if you had to fit it all on a single index card?  This exercise will make you think through what advice is most important.  In the following interview, we go through my short list of financial advice.  You can read the full article “Financial Advice for…

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Financial Advice for My Children

Have you ever tried to take something big and condense it into a few words?  It’s a surprisingly difficult exercise, but one that really makes you think about what’s important.  A few years ago, a University of Chicago professor decided to put his financial advice on an index card.  While he and I don’t agree…

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Moody Radio Interview 12-4-17 – What to Look for in a Financial Advisor

Scripture stresses the importance of wise counsel.  In our do-it-yourself society, are we sometimes ignoring this important aspect of decision making?  Wise counsel is the topic of this week’s discussion as we apply it to the area of finding a financial advisor.  You can read the full article “What to Look for in a Financial…

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What to Look for in a Financial Advisor

Our society continues to move toward self-reliance and independence.  A quick rundown of cable television shows illustrates just how popular the idea of doing things yourself has become.  I’m all for trying new things and learning as I go, but I also need to be careful that I don’t make the mistake of trusting too…

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Moody Radio Interview 11-28-17 – Warning Sings of Bad Investments

Bad investments are often motivated by sinful desires and can do great harm to the families that fall victim to them.  Bad investments often have common warning signs, which is the topic of this week’s discussion.  You can read the full article “Warning Signs of Bad Investments” here.  The following recording is from “Mornings with Kelli”…

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Warning Signs of Bad Investments

The act of accumulating and investing wealth is a dangerous proposition for the Christian.  The hardest part of the process isn’t picking the right investments, but rather, guarding our hearts from the love of money.  We need to always be aware of the desires of our heart, especially when money is involved.  There’s a point…

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Moody Radio Interview 11-21-17 – Gambling

Is gambling really that different from other forms of entertainment and how is it any different than investing?  Gambling is the topic of this week’s interview.  You can read the full article on gambling here.  The following recording is from “Mornings with Kelli” on Moody Radio Indiana (97.9 FM). For more information on Moody Radio, go…

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Gambling: Many Sins Rolled Into One Activity

On the surface, gambling appears to be a fun activity that appeals to people for a variety of reasons.  For some, gambling provides a source of entertainment.  For others, it provides hope for a better life.  Regardless of what aspect of gambling is appealing, at its core it is the manifestation of many sins against…

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