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A Budget by Any Other Name

A Budget by Any Other Name

Article Type: Pastor to Pastor

I’ve been binging on budget apps lately. In my nerdy opinion, they’re cool and help me feel in control of my money. What’s not to like?

But my wife’s reaction was less than enthusiastic.

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These Thoughts Are on FIRE

These Thoughts Are on FIRE

Article Type: Pastor to Pastor

No, my actual thoughts aren’t on fire. And yes, right now in one corner of my brain, Alicia Keys is belting out her hit single, Girl on Fire.”

But my actual thoughts are on the acronym FIRE which stands for “Financial Independence Retiring Early.” Have you heard of it? It’s a movement that’s picking up steam and even headlines. 

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Can These Bones Live?

Can These Bones Live?

Article Type: Pastor to Pastor

“Sovereign Lord, you alone know.”

You know these words because you’ve felt them. Overwhelmed and without recourse, you’ve remained open to the possibilities of what only God can do.

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Connect the Dots

Connect the Dots

Article Type: Pastor to Pastor

Connect the dots is magical — at least for someone like me, who barely managed a passing grade in high school art class!

In my work this past year, I’ve been connecting the dots between churches and the benefits of partnering with Barnabas Foundation

If you’ve not been able to connect the dots either, let me help.

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A Lesson from Aretha Franklin for the Church

A Lesson from Aretha Franklin for the Church

Article Type: Pastor to Pastor

Few church members will receive fame and accolades the way Aretha Franklin did during her lifetime.

But every believer, no matter how meager their circumstances, can be afforded care from another believer who, in Jesus’ name, says to him or her, “Let’s make sure you have a will.” 

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How Generosity Crushes Greed

How Generosity Crushes Greed

Article Type: Pastor to Pastor

“Selling their possessions and goods, they gave to anyone as he had need… They broke bread in their homes and ate together with glad and sincere hearts praising God and enjoying the favor of all the people.” (Acts 2:45-47, NIV)

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