42: Money


Money runs the world. It is the means of exchange that grants it's owner the power. Our culture and our world worships and deifies it, but how should we view it?

In this conversation, Adam and Thane talk through why it's an important topic, where the struggle lies for each personally, and how we should all be striving to view and use money. 


“We put so much value in something that’s just, simply, a means of exchange.”  - Thane Ringler

“I think money is neutral - it’s not good or evil. It communicates good or evil. It allows you to do good or evil with it.”  - Adam Setser

“God has called each of us to our own path, and He’s given us principles that supersede any path, but we all have our callings - we have to find those.”  - Adam Setser

“Idolatry is taking a good thing that God intended as good, and making it bad. And that’s usually by overvaluing it.”  - Adam Setser

“Small decisions add up over time.”  - Thane Ringler

“It’s a slow growth in the right direction.”  - Thane Ringler

“Inherently emotions are tied to money, and it’s such a strong desire that we need some objective barometer to help us make those decisions, otherwise we won’t make the right decision.”  - Thane Ringler

“I think the hardest thing is just coming down the middle in a very unsexy way.”  - Adam Setser

“I view this season, where I don’t have much to my name, I see this season as a great training ground for faith.”  - Thane Ringler

“It’s all about how we respond in life.”  - Adam Setser

“The tensions of God that He gives us are such a blessing because they allow creativity in the way we live.”  - Adam Setser

“Wealth is worth it, as long as you’re following a godly path.”  - Adam Setser

“It’s a tool to be used and to be stewarded.”  - Thane Ringler

“The goal is faithfulness.”  - Adam Setser

“[Money] can become a defining part of our life instead of a contributing part of our life.”  - Thane Ringler

Show Notes:

Up & Comers T-shirt - Cotton Bureau Re-launch!
Tim Ferris Cryptocurrency episode
Joshua Ungerecht Interview - Adam’s article for TMU
Shannon Hurley’s Interview
The Treasure Principle - Randy Alcorn
Wealth: Is It Worth It? - Truett Cathy


1:00 - Fan Review and Housekeeping Updates
3:45 - Cotton Bureau T-Shirt Relaunch
5:00 - Adam’s Harley
9:00 - Introduction to Money
11:30 - Why Money is Important
19:00 - Adam’s View on Money as an Adviser
26:30 - The Current Struggle Financially
30:30 - Thane’s Current Thoughts on Money
35:00 - The Tension Faced with Money
40:00 - Two Helpful Books on Money
42:30 - Closing Thoughts on Money
47:30 - The Power of a T-Shirt