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...]

Is the Borrower Really Slave to the Lender?

It’s been a while since I had a good ol’ fashioned accusation of being a heretic, so I thought I’d stir up a little trouble today. “The Bible says it, that settles it”. This is a great statement to live by as long as you’ve done at least a little bit of work to confirm that the Bible says it. I’ve been growing more and more uncomfortable with the common usage of Prov. 22:7.  The passage was … [Read more...]