The Cautious Debtor

October 15, 2021

The Cautious Debtor We've been looking at key characteristics of Prudent Spenders. We've noted that they are Generous Givers first and also Wise Savers. In addition to these two money personalities, ...


The Wise Saver

October 15, 2021

The Wise Saver We've been talking about Prudent Spenders - those who enjoy the fruits of their labor while guarding against materialism. We've seen that Prudent Spenders are, first of all, Generous G...


The Generous Giver

October 15, 2021

The Generous Giver In a previous article, we introduced the idea of Prudent Spenders - people who enjoy the fruits of their labor while guarding against materialism. But what makes up a Prudent Spend...


The Faithful Steward

July 16, 2021

The Faithful Steward When we talk about stewardship in church, our minds tend to go automatically to the offering plate (or the online giving portal). And while the Bible has much to say about giving...


The Diligent Earner

July 16, 2021

The Diligent Earner When it comes to Earning, taking a Biblical approach can sometimes be challenging. Many in our congregations fall into one of two extremes on the "earner spectrum". Some may b...


The Prudent Spender

July 16, 2021

The Prudent Spender Much like the "earner spectrum", there's also a "spender spectrum" - a range of spending personalities. On the one extreme is the ascetic - one who avoids spending whenever possib...


Thanksgiving and Stewardship

November 21, 2020

Thanksgiving and Stewardship Thanksgiving will look different this year.  Many families who usually travel to family gatherings will find themselves staying home. Many other families will be praying...


Christmas and the Five Financial Areas It's that time of year again.  Funny, isn't it, how Christmas always seems to come around the same time every year? And every year, many in our congregations r...


What Crisis Teaches us about Earning James warns us about presuming on the future: Now listen, you who say, "Today or tomorrow we will go to this or that city, spend a year there, carry on business ...


What crisis teaches us about Giving Crisis tends to focus us inward, on our own needs and situation. This is a natural reaction. Uncertainty and fear of job loss or health difficulties tend to make u...


What crisis teaches us about Saving Many of our grandparents used to talk about "saving for a rainy day".  Economically, it's been "pouring" now for several months, and the impact of Covid-19 is not...


The Prudent Consumer

October 8, 2016

Biblical Financial Principles: The Prudent Consumer One who enjoys the fruits of their labor yet guards against materialism. Beware of idols. “You shall not make for yourself an idol in the for...


The Cautious Debtor

August 28, 2016

Biblical Financial Principles: The Cautious Debtor One who avoids entering into debt, is careful and strategic when incurring debt, and always repays debt. Repay debt promptly. “The wicked borr...


The Wise Saver

April 11, 2016

Biblical Financial Principles: The Wise Saver One who builds, preserves, and invests with discernment. It is wise to save. “The wise store up choice food and oil, but fools gulp theirs down.” (...


The Generous Giver

February 4, 2016

Biblical Financial Principles: The Generous Giver is one who gives with an obedient will, a joyful attitude, and a compassionate heart. We are made to give. We are made in the image of God (Genes...


The Diligent Earner

December 13, 2015

Biblical Financial Principles: The Diligent Earner is one who produces with diligence and purpose and is content and grateful for what he or she has. God established work while Adam and Eve were y...


Biblical Financial Principles: Cultivate a steward’s mindset. God created everything. “In the beginning there was nothing, and God created." (Genesis 1:1) God owns everything. “‘The si...