Tagged: money

How Money Muddles Ministry Motives

How Money Muddles Ministry Motives

I confess that I have an uneasy relationship with money. And having spent a decade of my life preparing for being a pastor, I’ve given these related topics more than the average Joe or Jane. (This blog post is more of a...

If I were half a billionaire

If I were half a billionaire

Today’s humongous $540 million jackpot for the Mega Millions lottery could really mess with someone’s or a group of someones’ finances. The odds are slightly better that several people will split the winning rather than one solitary person; even though it’s statistically...

Performance. Skills. Salary. Excellence.

Performance. Skills. Salary. Excellence.

Some people get paid to do what they’re great at doing, some don’t. Getting paid doesn’t mean the best performance. The thing can be whatever: singing, speaking, teaching, blogging, marketing, managing, etc. Here’s the random thing I’m thinking about this Saturday. How...

overtheologizing and overspiritualizing confuses me

overtheologizing and overspiritualizing confuses me

I love free. I love to give my time and money away for free as an expression of faith, generosity, serving others, loving neighbor, etc etc. There’s a lot of altruism and theological and biblical reasons supporting my practices. And I demonstrate...

Who gets paid in a new kind of church?

Who gets paid in a new kind of church?

The recurring question of the times in 21st century America is: “What is the church?” My flight is cancelled. That gives me time to blog. As I’m trying to get to Orlando for a couple of days at Exponential Conference with 4,000...

How can your kids go to college without a 529 plan

How can your kids go to college without a 529 plan

As your children become teenagers, not only do you have the new adventures of her/his growing into adulthood and all that comes with that, for many it is also the financial challenge of affording college. It’s a question that’s surfaced in my...