Stop Conforming: It’s Time to Consider a Financial Transformation

Take a deep breath. You just did something that you've been doing ever since you were born.  You've been welcoming oxygen into your body. You do this every day.  You do it without knowing it. You are who you are because you continue to unintentionally intake oxygen every few seconds of the day. I believe we as human beings learn habits, customs, preferences, and priorities without even … [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...]

14 Christian Finance Blogs to Follow

There are a lot of other good people doing similar things to what I do here at Money Help for Christians.  Today I want to briefly introduce you to some of those blogs in case you’re interested in adding other Christian finance blogs to your reading list. This list doesn’t include every blog, and I’m probably going to forget someone (I’m really nervous about that – sorry if I forget you).  … [Read more...]

Release the Beast – Transforming Your Financial Diet Available Now

If you feel called to simple living and generous giving then I want to help you achieve that goal. Transforming Your Financial Diet is your guide to financial transformation.  And for a limited time, you can get 15% off the cover price (see details below)! If you feel like God is calling you to do something more with your finances, then this book is for you. In this book you’ll … [Read more...]

An Open Discussion About Wealthy Christians | Part II

Today I’m posting the second post on a discussion I had with Paul Williams (from Provident Planning) regarding wealth Christians.  I have attached our email exchanges: My response to Paul Paul, Sorry for the long delay.  Here's my follow up.  Perhaps it is more of a discussion starter than another point. Paul, I think it is clear that we are more in agreement with each … [Read more...]

50 Personal Finance Questions |Get Help Setting the Right Financial Goals

I think everyone would be well served by breaking their lives into major categories and assigning goals for each category.  Fortunately, finances are one thing that already often get included in New Years Resolutions. To kick start the process, I’m going to ask you a lot of questions.  If you hesitate, put an * by that question and go back to it.  Spend some time thinking about and researching … [Read more...]

21 Best Money Blogs of 2010 | The Scientific Results

Have you ever tried to quantify thing that are purely subjective?  Have you ever tried to find the best of the best? What’s the best book in the Bible?  Good question, but I’m not sure you’ll find an answer. Who sells the best pizza?  Hmmm.  It depends on your taste buds. What is the best personal finance software?  Well.  Do you prefer online or offline?  What are your password security … [Read more...]

Hyperbolic Discounting: Why Paying Your Credit Cards Off Is Like Going To The Gym

This guest post is by Tim Chen the founder and CEO of NerdWallet.com, a website that helps consumers to compare low apr credit card offers. Tim also educates consumers about credit cards and personal finance at the Christian Science Monitor, Forbes Moneybuilder Blog, and the Huffington Post.  If you would like to write you own guest post click here. Have you ever wondered why most of us have … [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...]

The Spiritual Impact of Earning More Money

Over the last three weeks I’ve shared how I make money blogging, writing, and selling eBooks.  Today, I want to take a moment to talk about how that income has impacted our personal finances and my spiritual life. 4 Lessons I’ve Learned By Earning More Money When Your Income Increases, it is Hard to Maintain Your Standard of Living Several years ago, my wife and I committed to something called … [Read more...]