Tuck’s Blog

True Wealth

The website wealthresult.com lists King Solomon as the wealthiest man of all time with an estimated net modern worth of $2.1 trillion dollars.  In case you are curious, that is just ahead (actually comfortably ahead) of John D. Rockefeller in second place with $ 663.4 billion. Other well-known people on the list were Andrew Carnegie…

You’ll Never Have Enough

Unlike with some leaders, the Bible gives full disclosure as to the nature of Solomon’s wealth.  He received 666 talents of gold a year (about 25 tons).  That seems to be largely from domestic taxes, because it did not include revenue created in trade with merchants or tribute collected from Arabian kings or other territories…

Where Would Jesus Sit?

“What would Jesus do?” This fundamental discipleship question became something of a fad several years ago as WWJD bracelets became a fashion accessory. You can buy these bracelets and T-shirts and other accessories on Amazon.com.  But then, you can you can also buy WWBD T-shirts (“What Would Bob Do?”).  That’s the problem.  WWJD was more…

A Really Bad Week

Our country had a really, really bad week last week.  There were two police shootings on Tuesday and Wednesday, one captured on video and the immediate aftermath of the other live-streamed.  I watched both of those videos, and even while warnings like “no rush to judgement” and “two sides to every story” kept running through…