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How Safe is Your Vineyard?

Publication: Pastoral Letter, November 2010 Dear Friend in Christ: John Adams said, "The moment the idea is admitted into society that property is not as sacred the laws of God, and that there is not a force of law and public justice to protect it, anarchy and tyranny commence." History proves this to be a [...]

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How to Handle Your next Available Dollar…An Interview with Mark Biller

by Jonathan Simpson Publication: One-to-One, Summer 2008 Whether looking for specific investment recommendations, or biblically-based financial teaching and perspective, every month, thousands of Christians rely on the counsel of Sound Mind Investing (SMI). The SMI primary investing strategy has beaten the U.S. market the past nine years in a row. Its founder, Austin Pryor, was [...]

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Will Poverty Survive?

by Jonathan Simpson Publication: One-to-One, Spring 2007 ...HOW CHALLENGERS SUCH AS MICROCREDIT AND THE ONE CAMPAIGN AIM TO UPLIFT THE WORLD'S POOR—AND WHAT IT MEANS FOR YOU Could poverty disappear in our lifetime? Muhammad Yunus, founder of the microcredit movement and recent winner of the Nobel Peace Prize answers “Yes” to this question. Receiving his [...]

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A Season to Bless

Publication: Pastoral Letter, December 2006 Dear Friend in Christ: Our son Stephen and daughter-in-law Susanne have been asking Carolyn and me to take their daughter_our granddaughter, Grace_to see the bayous of South Louisiana where my father and mother did mission work in the 1930s. And, I have been wanting to see how the area fared [...]

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Buying Back Your Budget…Is It Worth It?

by Jonathan Simpson Publication: One-to-One, Winter 2006 THE REWARDS OF BUDGETING AND STRATEGIC PLANNING FOR YOUR BUSINESS If fiscal year and calendar year are the same cycle in your business, 2007's budget planning process might well be at hand for you. Pat yourself on the back if you've already dealt with it, but for many [...]

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Getting Your Treasures into Heaven

by Gary Henley Publication: One-to-One, Winter 2006 HOW DO NEW TESTAMENT BELIEVERS INVEST? You’ve heard the saying, “You can’t take it with you.” Money is a major theme in our culture, and competition for it comes in a cacophony of voices from every angle. Even though Christians can also get caught up in the “what [...]

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The Greatest Investment

Publication: Pastoral Letter, October 2003 Dear Friend in Christ, I am an investor; that is, I am willing to take a calculated risk in order to produce an increase. Most of us are investors in some way. Since I am not a qualified financial advisor, I will not offer any “hot stock tips” this month, [...]

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Who Owns the Gold

Publication: Pastoral Letter, January 2000 Dear Friend in Christ: Greetings in the name of the Lord of all ages! I pray that this new millennium will witness His glory in all the earth, and that we can witness to all mankind that He is Lord! I am writing this letter a month prior to the [...]

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