The Southern Baptists report an increased attendance at lunchtime sermons on Wall Street as debate continues about a $700-billion government rescue proposal, reports MNN.
Christine Kearny of The New York Times wrote about this increased attendance and about how some financial workers are "turning to an old source of solace: religion." According to her September 22 article, Rev. Mark Bozzuti-Jones of Trinity Church Wall Street called the financial crisis a reminder that "we cannot put our faith in money."
The church is focusing instead on helping families reduce their debt and become more financially responsible. The Southern Baptist Convention worked with LifeWay's Holman Bible Outreach International to develop a New Testament containing 30 daily devotionals about money management. Written by Crown Financial Ministries, the curriculum walks individuals through the biblical principles behind financial responsibility, with the goal of better money management.