Free Bible Reading Plan 2012

Over the last three years, I've shared a one-year Bible reading plan with you. I'm going to go ahead and share another one year Bible reading plan, even though I've changed my devotional practice. You can grab your 2012 one-year Bible reading plan by clicking on the link below: [download id="24"] (The Bible reading plan was created using my Logos Libronix Digital Library … [Read more...]

Rich Young Ruler | Reflections on a Few Interpretive Options

It's really impossible to talk about the Bible and money and not talk about a man commonly known as the Rich Young Ruler.  Wouldn't you feel cheated if you took a Bible class on the Bible and personal finance, and you never at least read that story?  I think for many of us, that this is a pinnacle story.  Within this story, we think there might be some really important lessons for our own … [Read more...]

Treasures in Heaven |The Role of Self in Giving

Even though it’s a very important biblical concept, I don’t often talk about the importance of building up treasures in heaven. Honestly, it’s a topic I don’t really know how to properly address in a way that honors God and promotes generous giving.  For lack of a better word, it just seems off to make your primary reason to give because of what you’ll get. However, as Christians what we … [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...]

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...]

Why I Don’t Eat Canned Meat | Borrowing & Slavery Follow-up

I was recently reading a new blog I just started following, and in one of the posts, he said bloggers need to emphasize things they don’t do. I think that’s great advice.  By letting you know what this blog is not, you can get a better understanding of what it is. What’s Wrong With Craig? Sometimes I think the best way to describe me is that I am a blogger who obviously woke up on the wrong … [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...]

What To Do When God Gives Bad Financial Advice

As Christians, we sometimes stand under the Word of God, and sometimes we stand over the Word of God. We are currently hearing two types of financial advice.  The first is coming from financial gurus, and the second comes from the Word of God.  I’m amazed at how often those to bits of advice agree.  However, there are clearly times when the biblical advice differs from the advice of financial … [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...]