God Created Gold When it comes to money our national conviction is that the central government is god (or God, I am not sure which). It is difficult to know which to rail against more vigorously, the government that tries to play that role or the citizens who nod their heads in assent. When the real God wants to create something He speaks it into being and it appears, the sun, planets, oceans, forests, and people walking around. He also created gold. I am noting this because the Scriptures note it in particular in Genesis 2. It is an interesting. . .
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Socialism in the Church In 1952, the author of Witness, Whittaker Chambers, took up his sling and sailed his rock at Communism, but he also struck “something else.” What did he hit? It was “the forces of that great socialist revolution, which, in the name of liberalism, spasmodically, incompletely, somewhat formlessly, but always in the same direction, has been inching its ice cap over the nation for two decades.” With so much of the visible church attached to national fortunes and foundations, it’s no wonder this glacier extends over the liberal and evangelical church. But how could they do it?. . .
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The Opportunity for Relationship and Discipleship You’ve heard about family –based education (commonly called homeschooling or home discipleship). Many families have seen the disintegration of family relationships over the last few decades and responded by integrating relationship and character into their home and their children’s lives. But what about the 80% or more of real life not directly connected to classroom learning? What about your family’s work, your budget, your finances, your higher education and vocational training, your health care, your inheritance, and your overall financial vision? Does your family have a unified, integrated vision for where you will be. . .
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In the Greek, Economics means Oikos (Household) + Nomos (Rules). The goal is the establishment of guidelines for how something should be done. In this conversation we look at money, chores, responsibilities, gifts, labor, opportunity costs and entrepreneurial activities in our attempt to understand how best to run our households.
Jesus said the poor we will always have with us. Jesus said we are to love our neighbor as ourselves and told us about the good Samaritan to show us just who our neighbor is. But who are the poor in America? Is this just a political term or are there truly those with needs we need to be attending to? Is poor just a term about a lack of wealth or a lack of other things, greater things? How then are these needs to be met and by whom? Join our conversation as we talk about the poor and our responsibility towards them.