Is Most Christian Debt Advice Bogus? Here’s What Jesus Would Really Do.

I’ve long hesitated about writing about Christian debt advice. It is a self-righteous can of conflict that I have avoided, like the biblical plague. But is seems like the ads proclaiming christian debt relief are appearing more and more. Advertisements like: Christian Debt Relief – Christian Debt Consolidation Help Free Quote! Christian Debt Advice – … Read more

Your God Loves Debtors

So many people tell me about how ashamed they feel about their financial problems. They feel like losers, cheats or just bad people for not being able to honor their repayment promises. It is truly unfortunate that people find themselves in money trouble with debt casting a huge black shadow over their life as far … Read more

Kentucky’s Shiloh Baptist Community Get More Bad Press

Former grant administrator, Yvette Crayton Goodwin, of Shiloh Baptist Community Renewal Center (SBCRS) has been sentenced to a year and one day in prison and ordered to pay $831,742.56 in restitution after being part of a conspiracy to defraud the U.S. Housing and Urban Development (HUD) Department. Goodwin pleaded guilty in September of 2009 to … Read more

Tithing Not Required Says Majority of Evangelical Leaders

Interesting article on CNN about tithing in which evangelical leaders say the Bible does not requires a church member to tithe. Tithing has always been one of those lightning rod issues that people have a core belief about but when faced with difficult financial times they sometimes abandon church rather than face the perceived shame … Read more

More Supernatural Debt Reduction With Todd Coontz of Rockwealth Ministries

Every since I wrote about Peter Popoff and his supernatural debt elimination prayer some of the television evangelists have hit my radar. Todd Coontz of Rockwealth Ministries was pitching essentially a donation for business success / debt elimination approach. What caught my ear was his use of “God supernaturally gave him the money.” It sounded … Read more

Debt & Religion: A Look at the Islamic View of Debt With Imam Asal

I was curious about how different religions viewed or interpreted debt so I embarked on a mission of finding religious leaders from different faiths and asking them to share with us their point of view so we could learn more. Life does not exist in a vacuum, especially a religious vacuum. And if there are … Read more

Elderly Investors Scammed by “Man of God” Fraud

  Photo Credit: Tiziano Caviglia Nigerian Citizen and Texas Resident, Samuel LeMaire, was recently sued by the SEC for alleged religious affinity fraud against elderly investors. The lawsuit filed June 7, 2010 by the SEC claims LeMaire presented himself as a “man of God” who intended to start a charitable foundation to help needy Nigerian … Read more

Jeff Met With a Crown Financial Ministries Counselor But Needs More Help

“Dear Steve, It’s a hard thing to admit but my debt is beyond my control. 2000 was the year of me loosing my job, the birth of a son and the beginning of the debt snowball. Over three years of job searching, accepting and leaving a number of positions (I accepted positions with companies I … Read more

Sensible Christian Advice Video to Get Out of Debt

I’ve written in the past about my issues with those outfits that promote themselves as Christian credit counselors. Read “Is Most Christian Debt Advice Bogus? Here’s What Jesus Would Really Do.” But for those that are interested in a good perspective on sensible debt advice based on the bible and scripture, I suggest that you … Read more