Bringing Home the Bacon & Distributing the Bacon | What Does the Bible Teach About Husband and Wife Financial Roles?

It's been a while since I've had a reader question I wanted to address publicly in a post, but a few days ago I was asked a question I thought would benefit all of us and stimulate some discussion. Does the Bible say anything specifically that the husband is to be the financial provider for the wife and family, or is it correct for the husband to expect the wife to "contribute" ( employment-wise) … [Read more...]

Is the Rich Fool the Modern Day Retiree?

I believe that we all know the story of the 'rich fool' (Luke 12:13-21). A few weeks ago, I was listening to a sermon podcast by John Piper (Let's Be Rich Toward God), and I got the most unpleasant feeling in my stomach.  He correctly noted that the problem with the rich fool was that he stored up riches for himself and was not rich towards God. Part of the issue is the man's approach, … [Read more...]

Download Your Free Copy | The Bible and 21st Century Finances [Limited Time]

For the last year or so I’ve been offering a free eBook to my subscribers – The Bible and 21st Century Finances: 9 Thought Provoking Answers to Common Questions. I’ve spent a significant amount of time over the last month (yes, even some of my Christmas vacation time) editing, revising, expanding, and improving the book.  To be honest, after investing the time to improve the book, I considered … [Read more...]

Bible Reading Plan 2011 | Free and Easy to Download

Confession time.  I’m behind on my 2010 Bible reading plan. Tsk. Tsk. To be honest, my trip to North America in the middle of the year threw me off my schedule.  I found it hard getting back in gear, and I’m officially about a month behind. Nevertheless, once I’m done reading the Bible this year, I do plan to rinse and repeat. Reasons to Do an Annual Bible Reading Plan Reading the Bible … [Read more...]

Is There an OT and a NT View of Wealth?

I’ve had this question rattling around in my little noggin, so I wanted some of you smart readers to help me solidify some of my thoughts. Inevitably, when Christians have a discussion regarding Christian wealth, someone will point out all the characters in the Bible who were extremely wealthy.  However, there are a couple of things we need to keep in mind: 1.  Biblical narrative is not a … [Read more...]

Bible and Money Page Updated | My 10 Favorite Bible and Money Posts

Today I just want to give you a quick update to let you know that I’ve recently updated my Bible and Money page.  The Bible and Money page is a collection of most of the Bible and Money articles I’ve published on this blog.  The more articles I write, the more selective I am about what gets included on this page.  Anyway, if you haven’t checked it out lately, you should take a look. The page … [Read more...]

Bible and Money Lessons From One Year of Blogging

I’m going to ramble in this post.  I’m just freestyle writing and sharing what comes to my mind …  Proceed with caution. 1.  I don’t know very much about the topic of Bible and money. I hope that doesn’t bother you that I openly admit my lack of knowledge.  This weekend I’m going to be part of a men’s leadership training day here in Alotau, PNG and we’ll be talking about the Bible and money.  … [Read more...]

Debt as a Theme in the Bible

One of the main thematic underpinnings of the Bible is the credit and debt scheme. Man sins by disobedience and is now indebted to God for our sin. It is a debt too great for us to pay. Jesus, the Christ, pays the debt and we are thus set free. When the Bible speaks of financial debt it talks about debt in a way that it disadvantages those who participate in it. Deuteronomy 15:6 (NIV) For the … [Read more...]