Lunchtime Links: December 29, 2009

Dave Ramsey has made a career out of using Christian principles to help people get out of debt and manage their finances. He shared some of his insights with Everyday Christian.

Forgiving others, offering encouragement to people who are struggling and showing kindness for the sake of it being the right thing to do are three of several helpful New Year’s resolutions offered by some Southern California faith leaders.

Sugarland, Jars of Clay, Francesca Battistelli, Canton Jones, Billy Ray Cyrus, Marvin Winans, Jr., Sara Evans, Brandon Heath, Point of Grace, Mary Mary, tobyMac, Skillet and Israel Houghton are among the nominees as Gospel Music Channel (GMC) honors the most popular music videos of the year across all genres of Gospel/Christian music in its annual Gospel Music Channel Video Awards (GMCVAs). The 2009 GMCVA winners will be announced in a one-hour television special to premiere on GMC this Saturday, January 2, 2010 at 7:00 p.m. ET.

Andrea Bocelli may not have been able to take No 1 spot from Susan Boyle on the album charts, but he did wind up No 1 on the holiday album charts. The Italian tenor’s “My Christmas” maintained the No 1 holiday album of choice over the festive season on the Billboard holiday album chart.

A Nevada couple who was rescued after three days stuck in their car on an unplowed road said it was GPS directions that led them deep into an Oregon forest.

Texas Tech suspended football coach Mike Leach indefinitely after a player and his family filed a complaint about the player’s treatment after a concussion. The school said in a release Monday defensive coordinator Ruffin McNeill will be the interim coach, McNeill will coach the Red Raiders in the Valero Alamo Bowl on Saturday against Michigan State. The player, Adam James, is a redshirt sophomore wide receiver for the Red Raiders and the son of ESPN college football analyst Craig James.

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