The game of Monopoly debuted in 1935 during a time of financial recovery after a steep economic downturn called the Depression from which we’ve never really recovered since government intervention created the Depression and every economic downturn since. A similar game was developed by Elizabeth (Lizzie) J. Magie Phillips in 1903. The Landlord’s Game, as it was called, […]
Restoring America One County at a Time Chapter 9: National Defense 9.2.a. How Freedom Was Lost (A Tale of Two Rebellions) In regard to original intent, a mere Amendment would not be enough to withstand the military powers its larger brother, the Constitution itself, gave to the new central government. This problem is best illustrated […]
The Bounds of Love: An Introduction to God’s Law of Liberty Master Table of Contents Action plans While we have established that the Great Commission is greater than most Christians have been taught, and we have emphasized the absolute necessity for the Holy Spirit’s power in any theonomic advance, we have also stressed that people […]
The results of a recent poll reveal once again the classic truism: socialism is a great idea until you run out of other people’s money. In this case, the socialistic Bernie Sanders supporters tell you up front: they want universal health care and free college, but they’re not willing to pay for it. Big shock, […]
Yet another group of atheists has sued to get the national motto, “In God We Trust,” removed from U.S. currency. Their case was thrown out in district court, but they appealed, and now it sits before the 2nd Circuit (think “New York”). The standard atheist appeal is to a violation of first amendment rights: “separation […]
Restoring America One County at a Time Chapter 6: Money and Banking 6.2 How Freedom in Money and Banking Was Lost We are all familiar with this present financial crisis which began in 2008. Most people have heard that this event is “unprecedented” except for the Great Depression of the 1930s. This is largely nonsense. Due to our […]
It’s a news that many Americans have probably missed in the chaos of what is happening here in America. Most Christians, because they don’t have a solid understanding of economics and finances, and they don’t care to have one, wouldn’t even recognize the importance of that news. But the news is important. It marks a […]
Can economics be studied from a Christian perspective? Is there a distinctly biblical economics, or is the biblical approach to economic issues only one approach among many? Some might maintain that economics is a “neutral” enterprise where religion in general and Christianity in particular are irrelevant. This, however, is not the Christian view. Economics deals […]
John Witherspoon’s Essay on Money (1786) and his warnings to Congress on financial issues serve as a fitting rebuke to the plague current throughout American history (continuing strongly today) of inflation and manipulation of currency. The review of these materials, therefore, serves us well in the interest of history and of current events. But in […]
Have you ever seen a documentary where the herd of zebras is at the river’s edge? The lions are behind them. The crocodiles are in front of them. What’s a wise zebra to do? Most of them wait. Then, without visible warning, they either run like mad or else plunge into the river. Sometimes the […]
Gold is your best investment option right now. Filling in for Gary DeMar, Joel mcDurmon discusses the pros and cons of investing in gold and why it is still your best, most reliable option.
Folks…I just heard one of the best sermons I’ve ever heard in my life. I was so convicted that I qustioned whether or not to write this blog, or spend the rest of the evening in prayer. Fortunately for you…I’m blogging! Dr. Gary North spoke this morning, (see my previous blog). Following him was Joel […]
Trading and finance blogger Thomas Tan has well summarized many of the criticisms I have had of the unjust practices of the big banks and their bail-out sugar-daddy, big government. Tan compiles seven specific ways in which these cesspools of toxic financial waste have presented themselves as healthy and robust institutions. The question is, “How do all these big banks, tottering on the edge of bankruptcy just a few months ago, suddenly show billions in profits?” Despite all the positive news about recovery and passing of “stress tests” (double-speak for “buying time” while big government pretends it has the problem under control), banks have hidden a monster of details in the deep dark abyss of unreported news, all in the name of increased transparency. The details carry ominous portents.
For those who trust in man, man shall be their destruction. For those who trust in politics, politics shall be their judgment. There is the line attributed to the classic cynic H. L. Mencken, “Democracy is the theory that the common people know what They want, and deserve to get it good and hard.” Isaiah […]
Many Christians are still locked into the conviction that the Bible speaks to a very narrow slice of life. Of course, all Christians believe that the Bible has some very specific things to say about prayer, Bible reading, worship, and evangelism.