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Rob West

It’s About God, Not Politics with Jerry Bowyer

February 11, 2021
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There’s a record of Abraham negotiating with God about the destruction of Sodom in Genesis 18. “Then he said, ‘May the Lord not be angry, but let me speak just once more. What if only ten can be found there?’ He answered, ‘For the sake of ten, I will not destroy it.’” 

What lessons might that passage hold for us today? And how does it tie into today’s political climate.  Rob West and Steve Moore are joined by economist Jerry Bowyer to explore that. Jerry Bowyer is the chief economist at Vident Financial and a regular contributor on the Fox Business Channel.  You can read his commentaries at TownHall.com.  The answer, they suggest, is that it’s really all about God, and not about politics.  Here’s what they cover:

 

·      The role of politics in economics

 

·      A Christians view politics and how much importance should it have

 

·      How we should treat others who differ from us politically

 

·      What God’s Word can teach us about partisan politics

 

·      How we should respond when there’s a change of power in Washington and one group cheers while the other group thinks, “We’re doomed!”

 

·      Where to find hope today regardless of political party or preference

 

Next, Rob and Steve answer some questions from our listeners:

 

·      I have a stock that I purchased in 1999 as part of my IRA.  It is now only worth a few cents per share.  Is it even possible to sell this given that it’s worth so little?  If so, can I write it off as a loss on my taxes? 

 

·      I have enough in my emergency savings to pay for a home renovation.  Should I use the savings to pay for it?  Or should I borrow to handle this?

 

·      My wife works for a financial institution and, as such, she is under specific regulations about buying and selling stocks.  Can I bypass those regulations by using a different financial institution or app? And will I get her in trouble if I do?



 

 

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About Rob West

Rob West is the host of the nationally syndicated radio programs MoneyWise and The MoneyWise Minute heard on more than 900 radio outlets each day. Rob also serves as the President of Kingdom Advisors, an international community of financial professionals who are specialists in delivering biblically wise financial advice. Rob serves as primary spokesperson for the organization and gives leadership to organizational strategy.

A radio veteran, Rob previously co-hosted a live, call-in, financial radio program with his father from 1998 through 2008 at WAFG, Fort Lauderdale, FL. Rob has dedicated his professional career to working at the intersection of faith and finance having led a successful faith-based financial services firm, serving as the host of several radio programs on a biblical approach to finance, and speaking frequently on the topic. Rob and his wife, Julie, live in Marietta, GA with their four children.


 

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