Principle Based Money – Part 2: Transcendent Principles

Last week, I introduced ten “master principles” that help us make sense of what is happening in the world. I hope you took some time to reflect on the impact of those principles in your life. It will help highlight the reality of their importance in creating a stable society, and a stable monetary system. By way of review, the principle of transcendence says that there is a hierarchy of ideas and beliefs that if …

Principle Based Money – Part 1: Master Principles

Principles are important. Anchoring actions to a solid set of principles provides a foundation for stability and sustainability. Both of these are important for the longevity for any society. Because money is such an important part of everyone’s life, it we would do well to anchor it to a set of principles as well. There are a set of principles that if applied to all of life will help us understand the world around us …

What Does Your Money Store?

I spend a lot of time listening to other podcasts. They range from business development and marketing, to Financial Technology, to personal development. The first one is for my consulting business. Interestingly thought, the latter two are becoming more closely related as I gain a fuller understanding how intimately tied to our lives money is. The primary functions of money are to act as a medium of exchange and as a store of value. This …

Caution is the Word on Cryptos

My post this week is later than I anticipated. Thursday through Sunday of last week I was at the Statesmen Project in Dallas where I had the opportunity to talk to a group of church and business leaders about the positive impact local currencies can have on communities and the world. To say that it was well received would be an understatement. People intuitively know we are moving through a time of profound change, where …

As We Move Toward A New Monetary System

This week I sent out a survey on the topic of Financial Technology. I wanted to get a feel for what people know about cryptocurrencies, micro-lending, new payment systems, etc. The response thus far has been interesting. In general, people sense that there are major changes afoot. However, the world of cyrptocurrencies is gaining so much press in the mainstream that it is crowding out interest in most other topics surrounding financial technology. While understanding …

It’s Time to Build Intentionally

It’s become clear that when it comes to the subject of money, for several years I’ve been living in an echo chamber. The people I spend the most time with live in the world of money and investing. They are concerned with the trajectory of global debt. They understand the role of precious metals in the world. They have a sharp eye on developments in crypto currencies. Looking at what is going on in our …

Is “Free Money” Coming Your Way?

Who couldn’t use a little extra money? (well, cough, cough – maybe some of those billionaires in Silicon Valley) That aside, you need to know that the idea of giving out free money is gaining in popularity. In fact, it is a subject we are going to have to seriously wrestle with in the years to come. Why? Technology and the “Robolution” There is a real and growing concern that technology is going to automate …

The Future of Money is Up to Us – That is a big deal.

I’m putting the finishing touches on my teaching on money. It’s a four lesson series – Biblical foundations, History of Money, Our Present System, and the Future of Money.  In ten years as a pastor, I gave a lot of practical messages on how to apply principles that I felt would help people in their lives. That was my focus. I also had the opportunity to speak around our country on the issue of money …

Money is Not What You Think It Is

A financial revolution is underway. It is going to change your life. Understand it. Embrace it. Change the world. That is the theme of my work here. At the core of the financial revolution is the reality that the very nature of money itself is changing, mainly due to advances in technology. The very nature of money is changing. What does that mean? Well, first of all we had better be clear on what money …

The Wait is Almost Over – Kingdom Money Teaching Series

The last six months have been a grind. Spiritually, physically, mentally, professionally. All of it. A year ago I felt moved to throw out everything I knew about money and monetary systems and look at it strictly from a biblical/Kingdom perspective. Little did I know where it would lead me. First it led me to the Bible of course. Then to consider what I’ve learned over the last three years about financial technology. Oh yes, there’s …