The Relationship between Christianity and Economics

Economics is the science of production, consumption, and distribution of wealth. In Biblical terms, economics means stewardship. The word itself cannot be found in the Bible but its literal Greek Word is Oikonomia which means Household Management. Economics is a modern word but its idea is as ancient and old as the earth. Its very foundations are found from the very beginning (Genesis 1:28) and unfolds […]

2 Types of Income: Mangga and Monggo

Mangga and Monggo are Filipino words for Mango Fruit and Mung Beans. The reason for its usage is because of the nature of the growth of these two vegetation. The Monggo/Mung Bean grows fast. When planted today, it could grow and be eaten in a few days. The grown monggo is called Tau-ge. Even the monggo […]

The sluggard full of excuses: “There is a lion in the street”

A sluggard says, “There’s a lion in the road, a fierce lion roaming the streets!” -Proverbs 26:13 Solomon describes the lazy person as an expert in making excuses. The book of Proverbs is not just about wisdom, it’s also about foolishness. The sluggard manifests his folly as he fills his mind with excuses and alibis. He creatively invents imaginary lions, […]

Responding when Parents or Family Members Ask for Money

One of the challenges a young professional face is the responsibility of taking care of his personal family and his parental family. There comes a point in time that parents grow old, get sick, need expenses and payment for bills. There are also times that relatives come to you because they know you have a […]

The Market as a Reflection of the Trinity

What is Market? It’s when supply meets demand. It’s where two kinds of people meet: Sellers and buyers. It could be local or virtual. When a buyer agrees to swap his property (money) to what the seller has, a transaction or a sale happens. The Puritans called Sunday as a Marketday of the Soul. Supply meets […]

A Hebrew Concept of the word “Sales”

“Every man is a sales man”- Zig Ziglar Life exists because of sales. Sales is an exchange, a transaction, an agreement, a covenant between two parties. Sales exist as long as there are people who demand or need, and people who supply. Sales is not just boxed in the realm of economics. Sales is a daily reality […]

Hospitality through Saving Food led to Salvation

Text: The Three Visitors, Genesis 18:6-8 “And Abraham hurried into the tent unto Sarah, and said, Make ready quickly three measures of fine meal, knead it, and make cakes upon the hearth. And Abraham ran unto the herd, and fetched a calf tender and good, and gave it unto a young man; and he hasted […]

Not All Greener Pastures Lead to a Better Life

Text: Genesis Chapter 13 After leaving Egypt, Abraham and Lot became very rich. The land “could no longer support them because their possessions were so great that they were not able to stay together.” To stop the quarreling between their servants, Abraham gave Lot a choice. “If you go to the left, I will go […]

Future-orientedness

FUTURE-ORIENTEDNESS

Capital flows to those who believe in the future. Future-orientedness is a willingness to accept the burdens of time, and do sacrifices today to gain rewards in the future. Present-orientedness is a laid back mentality that only seeks the short-term gain without thinking of the long-term. This mindset is necessary. This is good for the […]

Rootlessness

” And God said, and now art thou cursed from the earth, which hath opened her mouth to receive thy brother’s blood from thy hand;  When thou tillest the ground, it shall not henceforth yield unto thee her strength; a fugitive and a vagabond shalt thou be in the earth.”- Genesis 4:11-12 Nomadism- a state of life […]