From the monthly archives: December, 2013

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The Loneliness Of The Christian Entrepreneur

This is the second in a series about my speech to the annual Christian Economic Forum in Jackson Hole Wyoming, a gathering of entrepreneurs, economists, philanthropists and non-profit leaders from around the globe who gather to challenge the dominance of a secular outlook in other business forums such as the World Economic Forum in Davos, TED Talks, the Aspen conference and the annual Fed conference also held in Jackson Hole. One of the key themes from my speech is the lack of support, and too often outright suspicion, for Christian entrepreneurs, from religious leaders. “In my world, [almost] nobody thinks like me. I think that’s true of a lot of you, too. You know, I was a radio host for ten years — I actually did financial work and did radio at the same time — but I was a daily host for ten years and I met all sorts of people. When you go on the radio, the first people who call are almost always the fools of the community; the mockers, the scoffers, the gotcha-guys, the gotcha-mama ...

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A Christian Alternative To 'Davos Man' And The Federal Reserve

Recently I spoke in Jackson Hole, Wyoming at the annual Christian Economic Forum sponsored by Crown Financial Ministries. Crown was founded by Larry Burkett who, along with my friend, Ron Blue, launched the modern movement among evangelical Christians which focuses on Biblical principles of personal finance. Ron and Larry taught a new generation of Christians the Biblical admonitions toward productive labor, spending control, thrift and generosity. These same virtues launched capitalism amidst the Calvinists of 16th Century Holland, and provided the character backbone of the rise of England during the Victorian era. Ron Blue is still going strong and has just launched the Ronald Blue Institute at Indiana Wesleyan University, but we’ll leave the RBI for another column. Though Burkett has passed away, his legacy is being carried on by my friend Chuck Bentley. One of Chuck’s best ideas is an annual Christian Economic Forum at Jackson Hole. The CEF gathers Christian entrepreneurs, economists an ...

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Watch a Special Video Message from Chuck Bentley

Watch a Special Video Message from Chuck Bentley from Crown Financial Ministries on Vimeo.

You Are a Blessing

It is amazing to see what God has accomplished through your partnership with Crown Financial Ministries. As the wife of the late Larry Burkett, I was there in 1976 when the ministry began as Christian Financial Concepts. And at the time, Larry and I had no clue what the future might hold. But we knew God had a special calling on our lives. And today, I am in awe of how He has touched millions of people around the world with His life-changing financial principles. In light of what God has done, I want to personally thank you for your faithful prayers and financial support, which have multiplied Crown’s outreach many times over. Here’s a little glimpse I would like to share with you. In the 37 years of ministry, everything God built — from Personal Finance to Career to Business has reached all economic strata; including the poorest of the poor. Through radio and internet outreach, Bible studies, personal mentoring, seminars, and practical tools, the ministry today reaches not just the U.S., ...

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