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2300 Reasons Why

2300 Reasons Why

By Austin Thoms

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 pursue a biblical worldview of money so that we have a better understanding of how money can be used to make a bigger kingdom impact.
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Ep 6: "Pursuing the Kingdom Way" - Dr. Jeff Clark
Ep 6: "Pursuing the Kingdom Way" - Dr. Jeff Clark
Dr. Jeff Clark is the Associate Head Men's Basketball Coach for Indiana Wesleyan University. What their team has done over the past decade plus is remarkable.  IWU has record of 433-98 (.815) 3 NAIA National Championships 4 Final 4’s 10 Elite 8’s In terms of winning percentage over the last 9 years throughout the country, they only trail Gonzaga - a division on powerhouse Dr. Jeff joins me to discuss Romans 12: 1-2 and Matthew 6:21 and we have a great discussion comparing the worldly way vs the kingdom way. Pursuing the kingdom way requires us constantly examining our heart - especially when it comes to money and possessions. Listen to learn about the basketball programs IAm3rd motto and how it is applicable to all of us daily in whatever we do. We also have a great discussion about what has kept him at the same school for 16 years - his answer might surprise you. Finally, listen to learn what it means to be "Praying on Offense". Learn more about Dr. Jeff here and the basketball program: https://iwuwildcats.com/sports/mens-basketball/roster/coaches/jeff-clark/772 This material is provided for informational purposes only and is not solely intended to be relied upon as a forecast, research or investment advice, and is not a recommendation, offer or solicitation to buy or sell any securities or to adopt any investment strategy. The views and strategies described may not be suitable for all investors. They also do not include all fees or expenses that may be incurred by investing in specific products. Past performance is no guarantee of future results. Investments will fluctuate and when redeemed may be worth more or less than when originally invested. You cannot invest directly in an index. The opinions expressed are subject to change as subsequent conditions vary. Advisory services offered through Thrivent Advisor Network, LLC. Dr. Jeff Clark of Indiana Wesleyan is not affiliated with or endorsed by Thrivent Advisor Network. The views expressed by Dr. Jeff Clark 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.
35:44
February 01, 2023
Ep 5: "Marriage and Finances" - Dr. Randy Schroeder
Ep 5: "Marriage and Finances" - Dr. Randy Schroeder
Dr. Randy Schroeder is the author of the 2020 three-time national award-winning Christian marriage book, Simple Habits for Marital Happiness and the 2021 two-time national award-winning Christian parenting book, Simple Habits for Effective Parenting. In this episode, Dr. Schroeder joins me to discuss ideas and tips from his book on healthy relationships when it comes to finances. Even if you aren't married, we hope you can take away some ideas for your own financial journey! We also focus on 1 Timothy 6:10 and how money can impact our relationships. For over four decades, Dr. Schroeder has spoken to and counseled thousands of individuals, spouses, and parents about the simple, yet very effective habits that are essential for an enjoyable life, happy marriage, and for effectively parenting a child. Dr. Schroeder has a successful counseling practice at Cornerstone Lutheran Church in Carmel, Indiana. Learn more about Dr. Schroeder at his website, DrRandySchroeder.com and enjoy his educational videos at Dr. Randy Schroeder - YouTube Channel This material is provided for informational purposes only and is not solely intended to be relied upon as a forecast, research or investment advice, and is not a recommendation, offer or solicitation to buy or sell any securities or to adopt any investment strategy. The views and strategies described may not be suitable for all investors. They also do not include all fees or expenses that may be incurred by investing in specific products. Past performance is no guarantee of future results. Investments will fluctuate and when redeemed may be worth more or less than when originally invested. You cannot invest directly in an index. The opinions expressed are subject to change as subsequent conditions vary. Advisory services offered through Thrivent Advisor Network, LLC. Dr. Randy Schroeder of Schroeder Counseling & Consulting, Inc. is not affiliated with or endorsed by Thrivent Advisor Network. The views expressed by Dr. Randy Schroeder  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.
36:50
January 17, 2023
Ep 4: "Time, Talent, and Treasure" - Lindsay Hannah
Ep 4: "Time, Talent, and Treasure" - Lindsay Hannah
Stewardship is often defined as being managers of the money we have been given. In my interview with Lindsay Hannah, we explore the idea that there is more to stewardship than just our financial resources. Lindsay, Vice President of Investor Engagement for Greater Fort Wayne, Inc. has a unique job coming along side high-net-worth donors on their own stewardship journey. We discuss the qualities and characteristics that donors have and that you don’t have to be high-net-worth to have those qualities. Listen as we explore Matthew 25:29 and Leviticus 27:30. This material is provided for informational purposes only and is not solely intended to be relied upon as a forecast, research or investment advice, and is not a recommendation, offer or solicitation to buy or sell any securities or to adopt any investment strategy. The views and strategies described may not be suitable for all investors. They also do not include all fees or expenses that may be incurred by investing in specific products. Past performance is no guarantee of future results. Investments will fluctuate and when redeemed may be worth more or less than when originally invested. You cannot invest directly in an index. The opinions expressed are subject to change as subsequent conditions vary. Advisory services offered through Thrivent Advisor Network, LLC. Lindsay Hannah of Greater Fort Wayne is not affiliated with or endorsed by Thrivent Advisor Network. The views expressed by Lindsay Hannah are her 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.
32:35
January 02, 2023
Ep 3: "A Customer for Life" - Dale Gerke
Ep 3: "A Customer for Life" - Dale Gerke
Often when we think of sales, we think of commission, bonuses, transactions, and do "whatever it take" to get the sale done. Dale Gerke, Indiana Regional Manager for Bott Radio Network, helps us look at sales from a Christian perspective. For over 25 years, Dale has been applying Christian-based principles into his sales work which has led to a soon-to-be published book in addition to training material where he spends his time teaching these principles to other sales professionals. In this episode we look at some scripture verses from Proverbs but also discuss wisdom based selling and what it means to be biblically mentally tough. This material is provided for informational purposes only and is not solely intended to be relied upon as a forecast, research or investment advice, and is not a recommendation, offer or solicitation to buy or sell any securities or to adopt any investment strategy. The views and strategies described may not be suitable for all investors. They also do not include all fees or expenses that may be incurred by investing in specific products. Past performance is no guarantee of future results. Investments will fluctuate and when redeemed may be worth more or less than when originally invested. You cannot invest directly in an index. The opinions expressed are subject to change as subsequent conditions vary. Advisory services offered through Thrivent Advisor Network, LLC. Dale Gerke of Bott Radio Network is not affiliated with or endorsed by Thrivent Advisor Network. The views expressed by Dale Gerke 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.
28:10
December 15, 2022
Ep 2: "The Perspective of Money" - Paul Kingsman
Ep 2: "The Perspective of Money" - Paul Kingsman
Olympic bronze medalist, author, advisor, consultant, speaker, and jail minister. Paul has a unique perspective when it comes to money and possessions based on the different experiences he has had throughout his career. In this episode we look at Mark 10 focusing on the Rich Young Man. We also discuss distractions, how they are all around us and often it is the most subtle, logical ones that get in our way. We also talk about where we get our security from. The battle of earthly/temporary security compared to our eternal security. Paul is currently the National Director of Practice Management with Ash Brokerage working along side financial advisors and their practices all across the country. This material is provided for informational purposes only and is not solely intended to be relied upon as a forecast, research or investment advice, and is not a recommendation, offer or solicitation to buy or sell any securities or to adopt any investment strategy. The views and strategies described may not be suitable for all investors. They also do not include all fees or expenses that may be incurred by investing in specific products. Past performance is no guarantee of future results. Investments will fluctuate and when redeemed may be worth more or less than when originally invested. You cannot invest directly in an index. The opinions expressed are subject to change as subsequent conditions vary. Advisory services offered through Thrivent Advisor Network, LLC. Paul Kingsman of Ash Brokerage is not affiliated with or endorsed by Thrivent Advisor Network. The views expressed by Paul Kingsman 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.
33:49
December 01, 2022
Ep 1: "Are We Rich Towards God?" - Gary Martin
Ep 1: "Are We Rich Towards God?" - Gary Martin
Gary Martin enjoyed a 30 year career at General Electric before going full time into different ministry roles. Over the past 24 years, Gary has worked for Crown Financial Ministries, National Christian Foundation of Northeast Indiana, Family Meridian, and has served on numerous boards. Gary joins the podcast to talk about the Rich Young Fool in Luke 12 and share a real life story where redemption showed up in the most unusual way and where God's timing was perfect. Most recently, Gary has had a passion for local church discipleship with a primary focus on Financial discipleship amongst church leaders and members.  This material is provided for informational purposes only and is not solely intended to be relied upon as a forecast, research or investment advice, and is not a recommendation, offer or solicitation to buy or sell any securities or to adopt any investment strategy. The views and strategies described may not be suitable for all investors. They also do not include all fees or expenses that may be incurred by investing in specific products. Past performance is no guarantee of future results. Investments will fluctuate and when redeemed may be worth more or less than when originally invested. You cannot invest directly in an index. The opinions expressed are subject to change as subsequent conditions vary. Advisory services offered through Thrivent Advisor Network, LLC. Gary Martin of Family Meridian is not affiliated with or endorsed by Thrivent Advisor Network. The views expressed by Gary Martin 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.
35:07
November 15, 2022
Trailer - 2300 Reasons Why
Trailer - 2300 Reasons Why
Do you know that Jesus spoke and taught on money more than any other topic in the bible? There is a deep connection with how we think, treat, and deal with money to our own spiritual lives. Listen to the trailer as Austin Thoms gives more on his background and the reason behind 2300 Reasons Why.
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September 28, 2022