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Dirty Money and What God Wants

Dirty Money and What God Wants

Article Type: Pastor to Pastor

Dirty money.

It’s not just the Netflix series about corporate corruption. It’s the headline some believers apply to money.

After all, Jesus Himself said it was dirty — once, sort of, when He called money “adikia” — unrighteous, unjust, iniquitous, wrong. But this was as a postscript to His story about the shrewd money manager.

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You Amaze Me!

You Amaze Me!

Article Type: A Message From the Director

You amaze me!

No, really – I mean it! The fact that you’re reading this is an indication that God has blessed you with the talent and ability to produce wealth. What’s more, He’s put it on your heart to share that wealth with others, and you have faithfully obeyed. Amazing!

I am constantly encouraged by the ways our clients support ministry, especially after hearing the stories of why you give.

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Money vs. Wisdom? It's No Contest

Money vs. Wisdom? It's No Contest

Article Type: General Articles

Pop quiz. Who said, “Money is a shelter”?

If you think it’s Bernie Madoff or an infamous hedge fund manager, guess again, because it’s Solomon!

Shelters protect us from the howling wind and the blazing sun. When money is a shelter, it can be used to shield us from homelessness and starvation. That’s a good thing!

But money’s shelter has obvious limits.

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A Wandering Aramean Meets Mr. Building-Bigger-Barns

A Wandering Aramean Meets Mr. Building-Bigger-Barns

Article Type: Pastor to Pastor

Here’s a conversation that could never happen. Why? Because it’s between a fictional farmer from one of Jesus’ stories and Jacob!

Like I said, that ain’t happening.

But if these two did talk, what do suppose they’d have to say about owning wealth? Who it belongs to? How it should be used?

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After 45 Years, Life’s Still Too Short To Worry About Wealth

After 45 Years, Life’s Still Too Short To Worry About Wealth

1976 was the bicentennial year for the United States. It was also year number one of recovery from a three-year recession, during which 2.3 million Americans lost their jobs. This was a post-World War II record, which only punctuated the impact felt by tens of millions of people.

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Giving Equipment and Property

Giving Equipment and Property

Article Type: Ask a Planner

Question: I would like to give farming equipment in a way that benefits both my church and my favorite ministries. What’s the best way to accomplish this?

Answer: The Stewards Fund (Barnabas Foundation’s donor-advised fund) provides you a streamlined solution for giving to multiple ministries. You can give property and/or cash into a single charitable giving account, and then you can recommend grants be made from that account to your church and other favorite charities.

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