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...

More Baptists Taking Aim at Predatory Lending

Abortion, homosexuality and church-state separation. These are all issues on which Baptists have made their diverse opinions loudly known to the public. But predatory lending is definitely not an issue that many associate with Baptists. Yet Baptists in several states...