Category Archives: Money

A Lesson Learned From a Poor Widow

Monetarily speaking, the greatest giver of all time was not a rich industrialist who made his billions and then contributed a portion of his wealth to philanthropic efforts. Instead, it was a poor widow who placed two small coins in … Continue reading

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Bigger Doesn’t Necessarily Mean Better

The idea that divine favor manifests itself by way of worldly success goes back a long way. History shows us two things about the races of antiquity. #1: They all worshiped some form of god or plurality of gods. #2: … Continue reading

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Do It Now

Here’s a true story. A church in San Antonio, Texas, committed to a fundraising drive to build a new building. On a chosen Sunday morning, a special offering would be taken up to help toward reaching the monetary goal. Each … Continue reading

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Should a Christian Tithe?

Allow me to begin with a list of prominent preachers, pastors, theologians, Christian apologists, and Christian authors, ranging from the early days of the church up through today. Here goes: Justin Martyr (AD 100-AD 165): early church apologist, founder of … Continue reading

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Jesus: The Cosmic Santa Claus

“The Jesus You Know” series (post #5) I was licensed to preach in October of 1992 and formally ordained into the ministry in February of 1993. Upon my ordination, I began my first pastorate. This means that I’m in my … Continue reading

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Jesus: The Compassionate Liberal

“The Jesus You Know” series (post #4) It is remarkable how Jesus can be so many different things to so many different people. Thus far in this series, we’ve seen Him as the white supremacist’s sanction for segregation and the … Continue reading

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John Wesley’s Pound Notes

The great preacher/evangelist John Wesley heard of an associate who was having serious financial problems. Wesley wrote the man a note that quoted Psalm 37:3. The note read: Dear Sammy, ‘Trust in the Lord, and do good; so shalt thou … Continue reading

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