31 episodes

Your financial journey with a biblical perspective.

Do you know that the bible has more verses on money than any other topic? There is a deep connection between how we think, treat, and deal with money to our own spiritual lives. 2300 Reasons Why is a Podcast designed to be a biblical pursuit of money so that we have a better understanding of how money can be used to make a bigger kingdom impact.

Connect with Austin at austhoms@gmail.com

2300 Reasons Why Austin Thoms

    • Religion & Spirituality
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Your financial journey with a biblical perspective.

Do you know that the bible has more verses on money than any other topic? There is a deep connection between how we think, treat, and deal with money to our own spiritual lives. 2300 Reasons Why is a Podcast designed to be a biblical pursuit of money so that we have a better understanding of how money can be used to make a bigger kingdom impact.

Connect with Austin at austhoms@gmail.com

    Ep. 30 "Right Where We Are" - Orlando Aska

    Ep. 30 "Right Where We Are" - Orlando Aska

    Orlando Aska is the Regional Sales Director for Timothy Plan. Timothy Plan, which focuses on Biblically Responsible Investing, was started in 1994 to bring more Godly stewardship to the financial community. When it comes to investing, Timothy Plan helps align financial stewardship with Christian values and principles we strive to exhibit every day.



    In this episode, Orlando joins me to discuss Matthew 6:21 and 1 Timothy 6:10. We talk about the power and control that money can have over us and how living in a very polarizing time, we often lack contentment. Watch until the end as Orlando challenges us on where we can find true wisdom.



    Find out more about Timothy Plan at timothyplan.com

    • 35 min
    Ep.29 "Growth for Good" - Brian Holtz

    Ep.29 "Growth for Good" - Brian Holtz

    Brian is the Chief Executive Officer of Compass - A bible based financial resource organization. After a 15-year career in the corporate world, Brian never thought it was on his agenda to lead a non-profit, but God's agenda was different. In this episode, Brian talks about the faith and trust that it took to make that change...to give up the comfort and lifestyle that him and his family knew. In this episode we unpack the parable of the talents in Matthew 25: 14-30. Brian has different points he dives into when it comes to ownership, our relationships, and how the worst thing we can do is...nothing. Brian is also the author of a new book called Financial Discipleship for Families. How we can most intentionally raise faithful children and how we can incorporate teaching points on money, stewardship, and generosity to the next generation.

    Learn more about Compass, their resources, and Brian’s book:

    www.compass1.org

    https://a.co/d/9dhzDHN

    • 35 min
    Ep. 28 "Feed My Sheep" - Dan Schilling

    Ep. 28 "Feed My Sheep" - Dan Schilling

    After spending most of his life learning, studying, and training on what God's word says about money, wealth, and possessions, Dan Schilling started feedsheep.org. FeedSheep is a non-profit platform that provides resources and training so that people and churches can be more thoroughly equipped when it comes to these topics. The resources and tools FeedSheep provide enable us to better apply the information learned when it comes tour
    financial journey.



    Because of Dan's knowledge and expertise when it comes to this area, we spend time in different parables and verses dealing with money and really focus on the pitfalls and warning signs that God lays out for us to hold on to. We also talk about what it means to abide and demonstrate obedience when it comes to our willingness to grow in this topic. Ultimately our goal is to hear God's voice, follow his lead, and thrive as his disciples.



    Listen towards the end as Dan shares a story about selling his old home and wrestling with the ownership piece and how surrendering it all took great trust. We have a great opportunity to use what God has given us right where we are for his glory and purpose and Dan's helps us in this journey!



    Learn more about Dan and FeedSheep at FeedSheep.org

    • 39 min
    Ep. 27 "Asking the Hard Questions" - David Toussaint

    Ep. 27 "Asking the Hard Questions" - David Toussaint

    Do we involve God in every aspect of our life? Do we allow enough space in our lives to partner with God for him to have an active role in our lives? Can he trust us with more?



    David Toussaint joins me on today's episode to answer these questions and more. David is a part of the Compass community and is also active in financial coaching. In addition, he just completed another book, When Money Gets Personal.



    David shares stories of how God has worked in his life going all the way back to his real estate days and how God showed his faithfulness during that experience.



    David and I discuss Luke 16:11 amongst other verses in scripture. Here in Luke we find ourselves wondering what we need to do to be trusted with true riches. It often starts with how we are stewarding our worldly wealth.



    Finally, in today's episode, we spend time talking about God's expectations of us and how we are constantly challenged by the world that is trying to pull us away from him.


    https://compass1.org/



    When Money Gets Personal: https://a.co/d/5C2dmnx

    • 39 min
    Ep. 26 "All of Our Resources?" - Joel Usina

    Ep. 26 "All of Our Resources?" - Joel Usina

    Joel Usina, Marketing Director for Ambassador Supply, joins me on today's episode. With a Masters of Divinity, Joel is a lifelong learner of God's word. One would think he would have a full-time position in ministry, but listen as Joel shares how God has used him over his career in ways he wouldn't have originally thought.



    Joel has a passion for the Old Testament as we dive into Deuteronomy 6:4-6. He even shares some Greek and Hebrew meaning for us to better understand its context with some additional supporting scripture.



    Listen as Joel shares how all of our resources matter to God and how we use those resources can ultimately impact our relationship with him. Joel also shares what he learned early on in life and what he is trying to instill in his kids. He also talks about a special possession he tries really hard to take care of as he honors the Lord. Finally, listen to the end as Joel shares a practical way we can step outside our comfort zone.

    • 33 min
    Ep. 25 "Train the Right Way" - Tom Kyle

    Ep. 25 "Train the Right Way" - Tom Kyle

    Tom Kyle is the Marketing Director for the Southeast Advisor Group at Thrivent. His primary responsibility is recruiting new advisors into the industry and then coaching them for their first four years.



    Tom joins the podcast to talk through his career journey and what it means to him to work hard and help others. He knows how important and personal money is to people and Tom takes great pride in training advisors the right way. Helping people with their financial goals in order to live lives of meaning and gratitude is at the center of what he does.



    In this episode we discuss Acts 20:35. Tom also shares stories about mentors in his life and how they have shaped him into the person he is today and how he takes that into the relationships he has training advisors.





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    Tom Kyle of Thrivent is not affiliated with or endorsed by Thrivent Advisor Network. The views expressed by Tom Kyle are his own and not necessarily those of Thrivent or its affiliates. Thrivent Advisor Network, LLC does not provide legal or tax advice. Before making decisions with legal or tax ramifications, you should consult an attorney or tax advisor for advice that is specific to your situation.

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