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Navigating Wealth and Wisdom with Jesus: Insights from a Christian Financial Advisor

Episode Description: In this enlightening episode of "Financial Advisors, Say the Darnedest Things," host AB Ridgeway delves into the story of the rich man in Jesus, challenging common misconceptions and providing fresh financial insights. Exploring the intersection of wealth and spiritual stewardship, Ridgeway navigates the nuances of financial abundance, biblical wisdom, and eternal aspirations.

Key Takeaways:

  1. Redefining Riches: Ridgeway challenges conventional definitions of wealth, framing it as surplus resources beyond basic necessities.

  2. Contextualizing Wealth: By comparing global standards and subjective perceptions, Ridgeway underscores the importance of context in assessing one's financial standing.

  3. Possibility vs. Probability: Drawing from biblical narratives, Ridgeway explores the distinction between the potential for salvation and the likelihood for those overly attached to material wealth.

  4. Law vs. Wisdom: Examining Jesus' teachings, Ridgeway contrasts adherence to legalistic frameworks with the pursuit of divine wisdom in financial decision-making.

  5. Prioritizing Spiritual Wealth: Through scriptural insights, Ridgeway emphasizes the primacy of seeking God's kingdom over material accumulation for true fulfillment.


  1. "Wealth is not evil; it's the attachment to wealth that can lead astray from spiritual fulfillment."

  2. "Possibility offers salvation to all, but probability reveals the challenges for those ensnared by worldly riches."

  3. "Law provides structure, but wisdom illuminates the path to righteous stewardship in finances."

Episode Summary:

AB Ridgeway navigates the story of the rich man in Jesus, dissecting common interpretations and unveiling deeper spiritual truths. By reframing notions of wealth and juxtaposing legalistic adherence with divine wisdom, Ridgeway guides listeners towards a holistic approach to financial stewardship rooted in spiritual values.


  1. Financial stewardship

  2. Biblical wealth

  3. Spiritual fulfillment

  4. Possibility vs. probability

  5. Law vs. wisdom

  6. Global wealth context

  7. Material attachment

  8. Divine guidance

  9. Eternal aspirations

  10. Kingdom of God

Empower your journey towards financial stewardship aligned with spiritual values. Explore our "Pillars of Christian Investing" eBook for foundational insights, and schedule a consultation to integrate faith and finances seamlessly. Let's embark on a journey of spiritual enrichment and financial wisdom together.

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About Financial Advisors Say The Darndest Things Podcast:

As Christians, we were taught to be good stewards over our tithing and giving to the less fortunate. But when it came to our personal finances and investing we were left clueless on what the Bible says. What does the Bible say about managing debt, leaving a legacy, investing, and planning for your retirement? Mr. Christian Finance answers these and many other questions because we want to teach you how to become rich and righteous!

Meet A.B. Ridgeway:

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A.B. Ridgeway, MBA ( is the owner and Christian Financial Advisor with A.B. Ridgeway Wealth Management. With a decade in the finance industry, his goal is to give believers clarity around the most confusing topic in the Bible, money, and tithing. A.B. Ridgeway helps tithing Christians become cheerful givers but unlocking their money-making potential, so they can prosper and be the great stewards of the wealth God has entrusted them with.

*Disclaimer: This communication is not intended as an offer or solicitation to buy, hold or sell any financial instrument or investment advisory services. Any information provided has been obtained from sources considered reliable, but we do not guarantee the accuracy or the completeness of any description of securities, markets or developments mentioned. This is strictly for information purposes. We recommend you speak with a professional financial advisor.

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