Income

Should my tithe be based on my net or gross income

I have heard this question many times over the years that I have been a Christian.  However, the more important question is how do you decide how much to give and how much to spend on yourself. Is the tithe all that we are asked to give?  What about those who say that we are

A Biblical Perspective of Work

The 40-hour week (paid hours including overtime) remains the average for males in full-time work in Australia and New Zealand. For females in full time work the average is around 37 – 38 hours while the average for part-time workers in 20 hours a week. These survey numbers only covered paid hours and we know

Survey Finds Better Giving Saves Marriages

Peter and Lorraine Crawford, who oversee Crown’s New Zealand team, have conducted a survey of individuals in their country who completed Crown’s Biblical Financial Study. The average amount of time since respondents had completed the study was four years. Here is some of what they reported. Current average debt, other than a home mortgage or

Six Steps to Prepare for the Days Ahead

The global financial crisis uncovered an even deeper problem that we all face. A crisis of the heart. Anyone can see that our society is quickly shifting away from any semblance of a biblical worldview. Instead of seeking God for direction and help, it seems that all our efforts are directed toward the temporal goal

Financially Helping Your Adult Children

It is never too late for parents to begin teaching their children about finances, particularly God’s principles of handling money. If parents find that their grown children are having financial difficulties, this may be a good opportunity to help them get good counsel. Parent’s financial help should be contingent on the children establishing a workable

Problem Gambling

The number of people affected by problem gambling has stabilised according to the latest New Zealand national health survey results (2012). However, the survey showed that 1 in 40 people are negatively affected by other people’s gambling. The survey also showed that over 50% of New Zealand’s population aged 15 years and over had participated