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What the New Overtime Rule Means For Christian Workers

Episode Summary:

In this episode of "Financial Advisors Say the Darnedest Things," host AB Ridgeway discusses the implications of the new overtime rule introduced by the Department of Labor. This rule aims to ensure fair compensation for Christian workers who often find themselves working long hours for low pay. AB explores the biblical perspective on fair wages and how this new regulation aligns with Christian principles.

Key Takeaways:

  1. Fair Compensation as Biblical Principle: The episode underscores the biblical mandate to compensate workers fairly, drawing from passages like Deuteronomy 25:4 and Luke 10:7. It highlights the importance of aligning labor practices with Christian values.

  2. Impact of Overtime Regulation: AB explores how the new overtime regulation addresses the longstanding issue of overworked and underpaid employees, particularly in Christian workplaces. The discussion revolves around the significance of this change in promoting justice and equity.

  3. Navigating Negotiations: Listeners gain insights into negotiating fair compensation and work hours in light of the new regulations. AB emphasizes the importance of advocating for one's rights while considering the needs of both employers and employees.

  4. Potential Challenges: The episode acknowledges potential challenges arising from the new regulation, such as employers cutting costs by reducing workforce or hours. It prompts listeners to consider strategies for protecting themselves in the evolving job market.

  5. Engagement with Audience: AB encourages listeners to share their experiences and perspectives on the new regulation, fostering a dialogue on its implications for Christian workers. The episode concludes with a call to action for audience feedback and engagement.


  1. "The work that we do, we should be compensated for. It is biblical."

  2. "Do not muzzle an ox while it is treading grain."

  3. "Workers deserve their wages."

Call to Action: Share your thoughts on the new overtime regulation and its impact on Christian workers. How many hours do you typically work per week, and do you feel properly compensated? Engage with us in the comments below and rate this episode to join the conversation!

Vocabulary Words:

  1. Compensation

  2. Regulation

  3. Equity

  4. Mandate

  5. Advocating

  6. Dialogue

  7. Implications

  8. Negotiating

  9. Justice

  10. Dilemma


Heavenly Father,

We come before you seeking wisdom and guidance in matters of work and compensation. Grant us discernment to navigate the challenges of the workplace with integrity and grace. May your principles of justice and fairness guide our actions as we strive to honor you in all we do. Bless us with opportunities to advocate for just treatment and to promote equity in our workplaces. Amen.

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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!

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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.

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