Should Christians Sell Everything They Have?

A few weeks ago we started a series on the Rich Young Ruler.  Unfortunately, the holidays and scheduling issues inhibited me from completing that series.  Post #1: Rich Young Ruler: Challenging Bible Verses About Money Post #2: Rich Young Man Bible Study: What’s The Meaning? Today we tackle the final question – must I go and sell everything I have? Three Important Reminders 1.  The … [Read more...]

What Does the Bible Teach About Investing?

The Bible has little to say directly in reference to investing.  Nevertheless, there are a lot of general biblical principles that can help guide the Christian investor.  Investing can be a means of: Faithfully using your resources (Mt. 25:14-30) Ensuring the provisional needs of your family (1 Tim. 5:8). Matthew 25:14-30 records the words of the well known Parable of the … [Read more...]

What Does the Bible Teach About Saving Money?

This post is a continuation of my Faith Foundations Series.  I’m attempting to lay out my foundational beliefs to help you know what makes this a Christian blog.  Currently I am addressing what does the Bible say about … questions.  Last week we addressed the question what does the Bible say about work?  As a reminder, for simplicity I am keeping my comments to a maximum of one page Word … [Read more...]

Are Some Money Topics Unrelated to the Bible?

The Money Tree I hope the money tree will help you catch a glimpse of why it is important to write practical application posts.  Jesus, in all his teachings about money, was helping establish the foundation or our roots with money.  If the tree is not connected to those roots it dies.  Financial failure happens not when you make a bad investing choices or a  poor credit decision, but when your … [Read more...]

What Makes This a ‘Christian’ Blog?

In my interactions with readers and even with other personal finance bloggers there is a great deal of discussion regarding the following questions: What makes a blog a ‘Christian’ blog? Why post so frequently on topics unrelated to the Bible? What do you believe the Bible teaches about ___? I am the one who warned you to be be Careful when you see the name “Christian”.  As a result, I … [Read more...]

Managing Your Money Like a Pilgrim

Photo by Mahatma7411 Comfort has the ability to be a stumbling block for Christians.  It is a tool used to maneuver us away from discipleship.  We see it in Luke 9:57-58. As they were walking along the road, a man said to him, “I will follow you wherever you go.” Jesus replied, “Foxes have holes and birds of the air have nests, but the Son of Man has no place to lay his head.” (Luke 9:57-58 … [Read more...]