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Too Few the Wise: The Folly Driving the Global Chaos, part 2

In my first installment I pointed out that healthy societies are built only on the foundation of wisdom, and wisdom comes from God. God is the spring of wisdom, understanding, and knowledge. While the words are interrelated, they are not as we often assume, synonymous. In fact, they are hierarchal. Knowledge

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Too Few the Wise: The Folly Driving the Global Chaos, part 1

Today’s headlines almost defy imagination. Riots in unlikely places: Athens—ancient capital of democracy, Israel—island of freedom in a sea of tyranny, London—billed for the 2012 Olympic games as one of the world’s safest big cities. Nations approaching bankruptcy: Ireland, Portugal, Spain, Italy … and now perhaps an impoverished European Union cannot support the

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Why Wealth is Better Than Riches

The Wall Street Journal recently published an article by Allan Meltzer (A Welfare State or a Start-up Nation) which raises an issue deeper than tax-code revision and other mechanical differences between welfare states and start-up nations. Mr. Meltzer is speaking to a worldview issue centered [in or on] the concepts of riches vs. wealth.

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Welfare the False and the True: Part II

[Part I introduced the birth and decline of the Scottish Widow Fund, now completely secular and not growing as it used to. Go here to read his original, unedited post of  which the following is a condensation.] The Fund’s initial success in taking small amounts of money from lots of simple people and taking

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Welfare the False and the True: Part I

[Vishal Mangalwadi argues that we have much to learn from a couple of Scots who wanted to care for widows and did something about it. Go here to read his original, unedited post of  which the following is a condensation.] Almost 300 years ago, two Calvinist pastors in Scotland combined a pro-life, pro-sex, pro-marriage

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The Morality of Personal Finance

God delivered Israel from Egypt and began transforming a community of slaves into a free nation that modeled godly virtue. That process included repeatedly testing them: The LORD made a decree and … tested them. (Exo 15:25 NIV) I will test them and see whether they will follow my instructions. (Exo 16:4

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China Blessed by the Puritans?

We’ve written earlier about Chinese scholars attributing America’s success to its Christianity. Here’s another Oriental surprise: Who would have guessed that China owes a debt to some Christians who landed in North America 280 years ago? That’s part of the premise of a new book, The Puritan Gift, by brothers Kenneth

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Actually it’s not “the economy, stupid!”

Bill Clinton’s campaign-winning slogan seems almost quaint, 18 years hence.  Every day we read of at least one new dimension of economic crisis. Banks are failing, businesses closing, people are losing their jobs, families losing their homes. Here’s another one: “States are taking on more debt. Here’s your share!“ Governments spend with

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