Are Kids the Victims or Victors in Frugal Homes?

Last week I did a guest post at Heavenly Homemakers.  The article was 3 Reasons to Kiss the Joneses Goodbye.  In the comments section, a mother shared how she and her husband are in ministry together and they were wondering if their kids would grow up to resent the fact that they couldn’t pay for college, buy them cars, or get them the latest and greatest. I think she was wondering if kids … [Read more...]

Materialism and Consumerism Grips Christians | What Are You Doing About It?

Richard Beck just finished up a fantastic series on the topic of giving.  In the fourth article of his series Beck wrote: Here's the cold hard truth. If you were to poll church leaders asking them to name the most pernicious influence upon American Christianity I bet the answer would be unanimous: Materialism and consumerism. I agree with Beck about 10,000,000,000,000,000,000,000%. Perhaps I … [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...]

Embracing Missional Frugality

Perhaps you’re not familiar with the term missional. Basically, to be missional is to adopt the stance of a missionary in all you do. There’s a lot of buzz right now (at least back when I was able to keep up with the North American buzz) about the concept of churches becoming missional. The call is for churches to do everything with intentionality in order to reach out to those around … [Read more...]

Coming Soon. Transforming Your Financial Diet

I believe there is a tremendous amount of potential good that can be done by Christians who intentionally embrace a simple life so they can participate in generous giving. Over two years ago I sat down to attempt to write a book that would teach Christians about the value of a simple life and how to live a simple and generous life. That book, Transforming Your Financial Diet: 7 Steps to … [Read more...]

The Tragedy of Debt

Over the last few weeks, I’ve been convinced that I need to take a stronger stance against debt and offer more resources for people who are in debt.  I feel like I need to point out both the seriousness and ludicrosity (yes, I made up that word) of debt. As I’ve been working on my call for simple living and generous giving (in the form of a book called Transforming Your Financial Diet: 7 Steps … [Read more...]

Bible and Money: Faith Foundations of MH4C

This post is a continuation of a series on MH4C Faith Foundations where I am introducing my readers to the core beliefs of MH4C. What is the Goal of Money Help For Christians? While I hope the title is a good first indication, it is also somewhat misleading. In fact, if I could go back and change the title I would. Unfortunately, some readers have assumed that Money Help For Christians … [Read more...]