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In some states, a debate over payday lending unfolds in the black church
Renae Merle, Washington Post

Black churches have become an unexpected battleground in the national debate over the future of payday lending.

Pope sends birthday greetings to ‘father of liberation theology’
Junno Arocho Esteves, Crux

Pope Francis wished a happy 90th birthday to the “father of liberation theology” and thanked him for his contributions to the Catholic Church and his love for the poor.

Ignore the UN’s Ranting About Poverty
Ramesh Ponnuru, Bloombert

A “special rapporteur” delivers a left-wing diatribe, not a report, on American policies.

Almost half of the world’s population still doesn’t use a bank account
Dan Kopf, Quartz

As the hype around cryptocurrencies and mobile payments grows, you might think that most people at least have a basic bank account. You’d be wrong.

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Joe Carter Joe Carter is a Senior Editor at the Acton Institute. Joe also serves as an editor at the The Gospel Coalition, a communications specialist for the Ethics and Religious Liberty Commission of the Southern Baptist Convention, and as an adjunct professor of journalism at Patrick Henry College. He is the editor of the NIV Lifehacks Bible and co-author of How to Argue like Jesus: Learning Persuasion from History's Greatest Communicator (Crossway).