10 Often Overlooked Responsibilities That Come With the Ownership of Stuff

Part of missional frugality involves determining truly valuable items and focusing your spending there.  The reason is simple – sometimes it is more of a burden than a blessing to own stuff. As a reminder, today I want to put together a list of things we are often required to do with stuff.  Some of these things require even more money.  Some of these things require your time.  Some of these … [Read more...]

24 Books Every Church Leader Should Own

I’m sort of a geek when it comes to books.  Since moving to PNG, I’ve slowed down on buying books, but a quick estimate confirms that I have around 500 ministry/theology/Bible study related books.  By contrast, I have about 25 personal finance books. The ultimate irony of this blog is that I spend a lot more time studying topics other than finances.  Most of the time I read theological books - … [Read more...]

What Does the Bible Teach About Insurance?

I’ve heard it taught that the truly spiritual don’t need insurance. I read the request in a church bulletin.  An old man – a preacher for most of his life – was collecting funds to pay for thousands of dollars in medical bills.  He did not have insurance. I immediately thought to myself that if this man had insurance he would have saved himself and the church a lot of resources that could … [Read more...]