The Ordinance

A new documentary by Deidox Films tells the true story of church communities rising to protect the poor from predatory loans. The Ordinance documents an unprecedented battle in Texas towns to protect their citizens from predatory lenders. In a time when political disillusionment is growing, this story serves as an important example of how the best, and worst, of our political system can unite a community. You can learn more about the stark reality of predatory loans, what local politics is (and is not) doing to about them, and the stand that church ministries are taking with these Christianity Today articles and podcasts:

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Exclusive: Churches Battle Billion-Dollar Industry Making the Poor Poorer
Exclusive Video Premiere: Churches Take on the Billion-Dollar Industry Making the Poor Poorer
When the state government did nothing, Texas churches stepped up to fight for change in their local communities.
Your Church's Story Doesn't Need a Happy Ending
The Calling | 40 min
Your Church's Story Doesn't Need a Happy Ending
How making documentaries helped Brent Gudgel embrace irresolution.
Is It Time for a Pivot from National Politics?
Is It Time for a Pivot from National Politics?
Just lending advocate Stephen K. Reeves on why more Christians should channel their frustration with national politics into engaging their local officials.
Texas Pastor: Payday Loan Reform Isn't a Distraction. It's a Christian Duty
Texas Pastor: Payday Loan Reform Isn't a Distraction. It's a Christian Duty
Here's how your church can make it happen.