The Scriptural Basis for Biblically Responsible Investing
Until recently Socially Responsible Investing has been the domain of social liberals. However Christians, to their credit, have begun to wrestle with the issue of investing according to their convictions. In particular, Christians are striving to align their portfolios to Scriptural principles. Because the Christian's underlying presuppositions about God, man, creation, and truth are rooted in the Bible and are so different from the social liberal's, Christian investors have embraced the term Biblically Responsible Investing (instead of using the phrase Socially Responsible Investing). Thus adherents to Biblically Responsible Investing (BRI) are asking, "If all of life, including business enterprises and financial markets, is under the lordship of Jesus Christ, how is He to be glorified in these spheres? If all of life is an act of worship, how are His people to honor Him with even their substance?"
Questions and Objections Relating to Biblically Responsible Investing
In The Scriptural Basis for Biblically Responsible Investing, we addressed several common questions and objections to BRI. However, we have fielded many other BRI-related questions over the years and determined that a separate piece, which specifically addresses those concerns, would be helpful. Consequently, this paper is an attempt to respond to the stumbling blocks and puzzling issues that some associate with BRI. Our goal, as always, is to search the Scriptures that we might acquire "good discernment and knowledge" (Psalm 119: 66) to the end that the body of Christ would be edified and that God would be glorified.
When Screening Investments for Christian Values, Does Sin Win?
BRII carefully assessed the impact of screening the S&P 500 for BRI violations. The results are reassuring to investors desiring to honor their Lord by aligning their investments with their Christian beliefs.
Dirt in the Dow Jones Industrial Average
A table listing violations of BRII's biblically-based screens in the Dow Jones Industrial Average
Sample BRII Parameter Ratings Report
A sample BRII Parameter Ratings Report for Viacom
Sample BRII Full Company Report
A sample BRII Full Company Report for Viacom
Investing Your Values
World Magazine - June 15, 2013