God Owns It All

Think about this statement for a moment: God, the Maker of Heaven and earth, and the giver of all good and perfect gifts, “owns” everything. Is this really what God is after? God goes through every effort to tell us that we are no longer servants but friends. He then escalates that to say those […]

Hard Wired for Giving

I was struck by a Wall Street Journal article that explains recent neuroscientist and NIH studies, which investigate where empathy and generosity originate in the brain. Dr. Grafman and his colleague, Jorge Moll, were referenced in the article. Grafman is at the Rehabilitation Institute of Chicago and is director of brain injury research. They found […]

Kingdom Living

I love Hebrews 11:16, which says that “He is not ashamed to be called their God.” It refers to people who are longing for a better country, a heavenly one. When you put on Kingdom spectacles, life changes forever. In a new marriage with very few assets, my wife and I were robbed three times […]

The Eternity Portfolio, Illuminated

A new version of The Eternity Portfolio was just released, titled The Eternity Portfolio, Illuminated. Alan Gotthardt, the author, features our Chairman, Jack Alexander, in the book with guest commentary. This book provides a framework for managing your money to invest in God’s Kingdom, which addresses the financial aspects that The Reimagine Group and our […]

Generosity of God vs. Problems of the World

It’s important to reconcile our generous God with the intractable problems of our world. Deuteronomy 11:8-21 provides some great truth in this regards: 1. The Lord swore to the forefathers to give a land flowing with milk and honey. Maybe this is the “God has a wonderful plan for your life” of the Old Testament. A […]

Disowning our Children…or our God?

What would it take for most of us to disown our children? It is unthinkable. What could they do to us or others? It is theoretically possible, but still outside the realm of possibility. Two things I ask of you, O Lord; do not refuse me before I die. Keep falsehood from me; give me […]

We Are All Practically Rich

Ephesians 1:18 tells us that WE are the riches of God’s inheritance. We read that we are His joy (from Hebrews 12), but to know we are His riches and inheritance leaves us saying “wow.” We are rich towards God. When we look at this abundance, think of every capability and spiritual or natural gift […]