Sex, Human Rights and Biblical Economics

Sex, Human Rights and Biblical Economics

No one today doubts the marketing dictum that “sex sells.” Magazine covers, book jackets, television commercials, even restaurant advertisements often demonstrate this truism: a bit of flesh, a hint of the salacious, grabs attention like few other things do. What is...

Why Microfinance Industry is Under Microscope

It seems the tide has turned on microfinance, and the assumption that small loans miraculously alleviate poverty is increasingly treated with skepticism. Greeks are making similar discoveries regarding large loans. I have lost track of how many frauds, collapses and...

Getting Rich on Human Suffering

An acquaintance of mine owned and operated a small finance company years ago. He loaned money to individuals who couldn’t get a loan from a bank because of various reasons–inconsistent employment, insufficient annual income, bad credit history and so on....

Freedom in Grace

A sermon by Michael Cheuk, Pastor, University Baptist Church, Charlottesville, Va., on June 30, 2013. Galatians 5:1, 13-25 Freedom.  Freedom is a word that is almost synonymous with America.  We Americans love freedom, especially during this time of the year so close...