Money

Young adults, including Christians, have complicated relationships with money

"An AdelFi study conducted by Lifeway Research found that having a Christian worldview impacts the way young adults (ages 25-40) manage their money, which is most evident in that Christians give nearly three times as much money as non-Christians." - C.Index

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“Ramsey's rent rant exposes deficit in financial peace”

"Ultimately, Ramsey’s motto, 'If you will live like no one else, later you can live like no one else,' is not worth the paper it is printed on for Christian who don’t understand that it is freedom from money as a master, not getting out of debt, that really matters. " - CPost

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Inflation Fears Are Justified, but There’s No Reason To Panic (Yet)

"Headline numbers aside, it is abundantly clear the CPI is being pushed up by several spending categories where demand took a dive during the pandemic. Prices for hotel stays, airfares, and restaurant meals, for instance, have accounted for a large portion of the recent CPI increase." - Heritage

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Review: Money, Debt, and Finances

"Any Christian book on this subject faces a challenge: it must deal with both timeless principles and contemporary applications—issues that transcend time and context and those that are inexorably bound to a particular time and a particular context. Money, Debt, and Finances strikes just the right balance." - Challies

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From the Archives: On Being Generous

This article is an add-in to the series of posts on Tipping, Tithing, and Grace Giving. As I have continued to study what the Scriptures say about grace giving, I have seen an emphasis on generosity through both the Old and New Testaments. Grace giving is by definition generous.

I ordered an ice cream cone one time and watched as the server prepared it. She pushed the first scoop all the way to the bottom of the cone. She packed the second so it was even with the top. On this solid foundation, she constructed a towering ice cream edifice that looked like it would fall over any second, but held firm as she placed it in my hand. As I lapped at the overspill, I thought, “Wow, I got more than my money’s worth on this one.” The menu offered one scoop or two. She gave me way more. That’s the way to serve an ice cream cone! No hollow, soggy cone that caves in on empty space as you near the end. Delicious, creamy goodness from the first lick down to the last cold, crunchy bite.

Generosity Reaps Generosity

Jesus used a similar experience to illustrate an important lesson about being generous. He said,

Give, and it will be given to you; a good measure—pressed down, shaken together, and running over—will be poured into your lap. For with the measure you use, it will be measured back to you. (HCSB, Luke 6:38)

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Members of Bethel Church Taken in $35 Million ‘Ponzi Scheme’

"Piercey used his involvement with Bethel Church in Redding to draw people into investing in his scheme. . . . experts believe groups like churches are particularly vulnerable to such schemes...refer to the phenomenon of con artists targeting church groups as 'affinity fraud.'" - CLeaders

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