Episode 177

Rethinking Money and Ministry with Conley Owens

Conley Owens is a husband and father of eight children. He is a pastor at Silicon Valley Reformed Baptist Church. He also has a full time job as a software engineer at Google.

But Conley is more than just a modern day Batman. He has thought deeply about how modern Christianity has commercialized ministry contrary to the examples and teachings in the Bible.

Conley's book The Dorean Principle is an eye-opening look at how Christians should raise funds without turning the gospel into a product and recipients into consumers.

The way we publish books, host conferences, and charge speaker fees deserves some fresh criticism! And that is why The Dorean Principle demands the church's consideration.

Further Research:

The Dorean Principle: A Biblical Response to the Commercialization of Christianity

The Dorean Principle Facebook Group

First Love Ministries

Silicon Valley Reformed Baptist Church

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Daniel Mynyk

Daniel Mynyk is a software developer with experience in the education, real estate, and manufacturing industries. He is a devout Christian and an affluent lay apologist, having taught adult Sunday School classes in theology and church history. Daniel has authored the book "Freedom To Give: The Biblical Truth About Tithing." He has also been a guest on the syndicated radio show Bob Enyart Live and popular podcasts such as Apologetics Live, Theology Throw Down, and The Rap Report with Andrew Rappaport. He runs the apologetic website TruthHub.org and hosts the weekly podcast Truthspresso. Daniel lives with his wife Chelsea their four kids.