A church in New Jersey held a demonstration during which they took a large number of mailed credit card offers and set them ablaze in the parking lot.
First Baptist Church of Lincoln Gardens in Somerset had congregants bring offers for credit cards they had received and then stuffed the letters into a silver bin and burned them up on Sunday.
The event was overseen by the Rev. DeForest B. Soaries, Jr., senior pastor of First Baptist, and was done to protest predatory lending practices. more >>
WASHINGTON – An economist with experience on Capitol Hill has argued that the way to help increase employment would be to allow the extensions to unemployment benefits to expire.
John D. Mueller, director of the Economics and Ethics Program at the Ethics and Public Policy Center, told The Christian Post Wednesday that the removal of recent extensions on unemployment benefits would help reduce unemployment in America.
"The thing that would do the most to bring the unemployment rate down and down quickly would be to reverse the changes that were made just a few years ago," he argued. "If Congress were to simply allow the extended benefits to expire you would find the unemployment dropping like a rock." more >>
Conditions are right for a spiritual revival, said American Evangelist Sammy Tippit this week, though not all agree.
Tippit sees the economic downturn and housing crisis as a time for churches to evaluate their mission and goals and to figure out what really matters.
"God uses these economic difficulties to make us take a hard look at what it is that we're doing and see what it is that's really fluff, what's really substantial, and what it is that God's in," Tippit told Mission Network News. more >>
Students facing heavy debts from student loans could be in luck with the Student Loan Forgiveness Act 2012, which could help improve the dilemma that many young people are currently facing.
The new bill was proposed by Congressman Hansen Clarke in March, and could mean massive savings for recent grads. As of late, many recent grads have been put in a difficult position. A struggling economy has made it difficult for inexperienced grads to compete for the scarce amount of jobs with others who have lost their jobs and re-entered the market backed by years of experience.
That is not the only issue that recent grads have had to face. Until the Obamacare plan was passed, many young people also lost insurance coverage after graduating from college and being removed from their parent's insurance plans. While many plans have been developed to help create new jobs in the economy, most overlook young people with little to no experience. Large loans also heavily impact credit scores. more >>
A new survey conducted on behalf of the American Bible Society finds that Americans are more willing to take financial advice from business mogul Donald Trump and reality television star Kim Kardashian than they are from the Bible.
The survey, conducted by the online market research firm Harris Interactive and released in coordination with the Financial Stewardship Bible, found that 50 percent of Americans are more willing to take financial advice from Donald Trump, compared to 32 percent who look to the Bible for financial guidance.
Although Trump has made a household name for himself with several successful business ventures, including cable television shows, his journey to billionaire status has not always been smooth sailing. Trump-branded companies have reportedly filed for bankruptcy four times since 1991. more >>
CHINO HILLS, Calif. – Calvary Chapel movement founder Chuck Smith closed out the 2012 SoCal Prophecy Conference at Calvary Chapel Chino Hills Sunday with a message of "blessed hope" for Christians during the end times.
More than 8,000 people attended the three-day conference held at the church that included several speakers addressing the difficult objections and misconceptions associated with the end times.
Smith, 84, who is the pastor of Calvary Chapel Costa Mesa, is undergoing treatment for lung cancer. However, he had no problem delivering a strong message of hope in a fallen world. more >>