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Chaos – The New Normal That Must Be Replaced

By David Warn | June 24, 2020 | 0 Comments

Stunned, I sat listening to an African American brother in Christ explain that last weekend, near the area in Chicago where he grew up, 104 Blacks were shot—almost exclusively by other Blacks—and 14 died. As our conversation concluded, his remarks piqued my interest: “Where is Black Lives Matter now? Why are there no protests over…

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Something Must Change

Something Must Change

By Timothy Zebell | June 16, 2020 | 0 Comments

Where are we as a nation when a pagan is giving greater voice to truth than our Christian leaders? And how is it that she managed to stand more firm in her beliefs when she came under fire for her boldness than what I often witness in the Christian community? Perhaps it is time we…

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North Korea—Is God Taking America’s Side?

In my last blog, we looked at what’s taking place politically and biblically between America and North Korea. The rhetoric from Pyongyang intensified again this week because of annual South Korean—U.S. military exercises, but how likely is war? And is God on our side?   Despite the media hype, in response to a question about…

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North Korea—What’s Going On?

Last week President Trump warned North Korea to discontinue threats against the United States or “They [North Korea] will be met with fire and fury like the world has never seen.” The next day, North Korea threatened to launch four ballistic missiles into the sea to create “an enveloping fire” around the U.S. territory of…

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Money in a Time of Crisis (Part 6): God’s Perspective

In seasons of stability, metals, commodities, stocks, bonds, banks, and real estate, all may produce wealth for an investor, of course some better than others. However, this series has not focused on money in stable times, but   money in a time of crisis.   With each of these modes of investment currently emitting warning signals, where can we turn for refuge, especially if in…

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Money in a Time of Crisis (Part 5): Real Estate

Property prices fell 36%, when adjusted for inflation, between the U.S. real estate peak in 2006 and the year 2012. Since then, real estate prices have been steadily rising and are once more near their pre-recession highs. Low mortgage rates helped to make 2016 a great year for real estate investors, with home values, prices, and…

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Money in a Time of Crisis (Part 4): Banks

Banks were once the icon of financial security, but this changed in 2008 when they threatened to usher in an economic apocalypse due to their poor trading habits. Too much borrowing, foolish investments, misguided regulation, and a lack of transparency created a perfect storm that was only quelled by a massive taxpayer bailout known as…

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Money in a Time of Crisis (Part 3): Stocks

Some years ago, through a friend’s pass to the New York Stock Exchange floor, I found myself sharing the gospel with a seasoned trader. Before discussing eternal things, he stated that the markets are largely psychological: they react negatively to bad news and surprises but often perform wonderfully during seasons of stability.   Based on…

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Money in a Time of Crisis (Part 2): Commodities

To invest in commodities is to invest in a specific item such as grain, precious metals, oil, coffee, natural gas, or orange juice. Rather than putting one’s cash under the mattress, in the bank, or buying stock in the future of a company, are we better off investing in commodities during times of crisis? Put another way, are commodities the refuge that we seek?   At the…

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Money in a Time of Crisis (Part 1)

We long for financial security through stocks, bonds, commodities, real estate, savings accounts, and precious metals. But pursuing the accumulation of wealth through each of these means does not provide the certain guarantee that God does. Financial investment for most people will be a fruitful endeavor in seasons of prosperity, but most likely not during…

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But What Should I Do?

In my last post, I warned that something sudden could happen to our nation. As I have read the Scriptures related to nations and sought the LORD, I believe this is a real possibility.   The frequent response to such a warning is, “What should I do to prepare?” You can find my answer to…

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What If…

On April 20, 2010, the Deepwater Horizon BP oil rig explosion took place in the Gulf of Mexico. Soon eleven workers were confirmed dead, 115 were rescued, the 500 million dollar oil rig disintegrated into the water, and 8,000 barrels of crude oil a day began pouring into the Gulf. All of this happened within…