This episode is part of our special webinar series on Using Your Platform For Good In Crisis.

There is a big difference between financial independence and financial freedom. 

If you are wrestling with the question how much is enough?, then this helpful conversation is for you.

Ron Blue, Founder of Kingdom Advisors, and Ronald Blue & Company (now Ronald Blue Trust), CEO of Ron Blue Institute, and Author of 20+ books is a Halftime Alum who knows that the Bible offers simple but challenging steps to financial freedom that will work in any person’s life.

 In this 30-minute webinar, Ron shares 7 decades of biblical financial wisdom that you won’t want to miss!

CLICK HERE to watch or listen to the recording of our conversation.

Ron recently joined Lloyd Reeb and Doug Piper for a conversation, during which he explained the Paradox of Prosperity: the more we get, the less freedom we experience unless we are intentional.

You could have wealth, but very little real freedom. It can have a hold on you, cluttering your life with possessions and complexity. Or — with careful thought and a little courage, you can create financial freedom starting right now.

“More gives me less freedom because now I have more to manage. More takes more of my time.”

Financial independence connotes that I am my own provider – I don’t need to be dependent on anyone. I can make my own way.

Financial freedom recognizes how dependent we are on God as our provider. And with that knowledge comes the priceless joy and comfort of knowing that He will always care for us. Financial freedom is the power to make the right choices.

Together we discussed Five Foundational Questions that, if answered thoughtfully, will go a long way toward allowing you to experience financial freedom. Answering these five questions requires honesty and principle-based wisdom that is guaranteed to remain constant, relevant, and effective. During our time, Ron walked us through The Four Hs of Financial Wisdom that provide a biblical context for every financial decision.

Click here to learn how this framework impacts our heart, health, habits, and hope

“Be generous. Give to the poor. Get yourselves a bank that can’t go bankrupt, a bank in heaven far from bank robbers, safe from embezzlers, a bank you can bank on. It’s obvious, isn’t it? The place where your treasure is, is the place you will most want to be, and end up being.

-Luke 12:33-34, The Message

Ron emphasized the importance of understanding and living out the implications of your unique calling.

We’re here to walk alongside you as you discern where God is calling you.

If you’re not sure exactly what your strengths or passions are, or how to maximize them for Kingdom impact like Ron, we’d love to help you explore that with a Halftime CertifiedTM Coach. Learn how One on One Coaching can help equip you for impact.


Ron Blue is the founder of Kingdom Advisors, a ministry that empowers Christian financial advisors who seek to integrate a biblical worldview into their advice and counsel. In 1979, he founded Ronald Blue & Company (now Ronald Blue Trust), the largest Christian financial planning firm in the country. Ron is also CEO of Ron Blue Institute.

He has authored over twenty books, including Master Your MoneyThe Complete Guide to Faith Based Family Finances, and Surviving Financial Meltdown. Ron holds a BS and an MBA from Indiana University. 

Ron is married to Judy and they have five grown children and thirteen grandchildren. They reside in Atlanta, Georgia.

Rhonda Kehlbeck
Rhonda spent her first half in education; her own (a Bachelors and Masters from Baylor and a PhD from Fordham University) and helping others with theirs as speaker, lecturer, teacher, and Professor at Dallas Baptist University. She is also an author of a book for parents that encourages reading and writing with children.

The Pittsburg, Texas native met her husband at church where he drew her name from a pool of 500 women to become her secret Valentine. More than 2 decades later, she and Keith have two daughters who are currently attending Oklahoma University.

As our Vice President of Admissions, many find their Halftime journey begins by interacting with Rhonda. Her nurturing and caring spirit helps people get enrolled into the Halftime Institute.

She is a 2013 Halftime Institute alumna and considers Psalm 86:11 her favorite verse: “Lord, tell me where you want me to go and I will go there. With all my heart, I will praise you.”

"I first read Bob Buford's book several years ago, but my Halftime really began when my youngest left for college. I knew then I didn't just want another job, but wanted to give back to God by making a significant impact for His kingdom.”

Read Rhonda’s Biz Journals article co-written with Bob Buford