15 February 2010

First Night for

Financial Peace University at St. Paul's. Definitely interesting - looks like I'm going to be made to understand money whether it comes naturally or not. He definitely makes it entertaining.

6 comments:

Craig said...

It's a good program. My wife and I went through it a few years ago and I'm looking to do it at my congregation later this year.

Rev. James Leistico said...

could you say a little more about this program?

Dave Lambert said...

Do you have any doctrinal concerns with the program?

Chad said...

How is the program? Our church is looking to offer the same program and I haven't seen enough of the material to really flesh out the pros and cons 'doctrinally'.

William Weedon said...

Thanks, Craig.

Jimbo, check out the FPU website for more info.

Dave and Chad, I've not had the time yet to really evaluate it theologically myself, but my good friend Randy Asburry recommended it highly and I think has been through it twice now. I trust Pr. Asburry's theological acumen greatly. He did comment that the program is BEST when it focuses on finance and doesn't try to stray too much into theology.

Eric said...

Wow... very interesting. I love Dave Ramsey, but his theology (which unfortunately makes frequent appearances on his radio show) leaves something to be desired. He promotes tithing by insisting that the 10% mark is mandatory for Christians, and that it means giving 10% of gross income to your local church. That's not a bad idea, but I'm not sure the Bible is quite so specific on the subject as Mr. Ramsey is. He is also in the habit of saying (I've personally heard it more than once) that this doctrine is supported by "1,200 years of Protestant theology." I'm not sure what he means by that, or how he finds 1,200 years of Protestant theology in 500 years of Protestant history. But leaving aside some of these theological quirks, I think Ramsey is a great source of practical advice and motivational rhetoric. I hope you have the time to give us occasional updates on how this is working out for you and your church.