Can You Afford Your Car Payments? Can You Afford the House?

One of the negative results of borrowing money and being upside down in debt is that there might come a time when you need to come face to face with some very tough decisions: Can I afford to keep the house? Can I afford to keep the car payments? The Danger of a High House or Car Payments I live in a place that gets a lot of rain.  With rain comes mud, and with mud comes slippery roads.  I’ve … [Read more...]

Religious Discrimination? You Be The Judge

What is religious discrimination? Wikipedia defines religious discrimination as: Whereas religious civil liberties, such as the right to hold or not to hold a religious belief, are essential for Freedom of Religion (in the United States secured by the First Amendment), religious discrimination occurs when someone is denied "the equal protection of the laws, equality of status under the law, … [Read more...]

Borrower is Slave to the Lender | The Point

If I had one follow-up question on my original article that asked the question is the borrower slave to the lender, my question would have been – what’s the point?  Craig, what are you trying to say?  What is the application?  Honestly, until I read all the comments, I don’t know if I could have answered that question.  I was just thinking on paper.  However, I’m slowly starting to develop a … [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...]