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Author Michael Fink

The Lord’s Prayer is a familiar Scripture passage and also one that most Christians memorize. Many churches include this model prayer frequently in their liturgies. As is often the case, familiarity breeds – well, maybe not contempt, but at least indifference. We say the words so frequently (and often in the archaic King James Version) […] Read More

We have always been told that we Americans are blessed. We are the wealthiest nation in the world and are viewed with envy by the rest of the “poor” world. In fact, with a population of 307 million among a world population of nearly 6.9 billion, we Americans make up only 4.5 percent of the […] Read More

In 1981 I bought 100 shares of Exxon stock. It has been the best long-term investment of my life. The company itself (now known as ExxonMobil) is one of the largest and most influential companies in the world. Because I own the stock and receive its annual report, I was able to gather the following […] Read More