Why Does TIME Want to Drop the Hammer on Churches?

I wrote a piece for The Stream this week that engaged a stunning TIME article from New York Times columnist Mark Oppenheimer. Oppenheimer is a respected journalist who leans left but broke new ground by calling in his essay for the abolition of tax-exempt status for churches (and other non-profits). After the piece caught some fire from conservatives, Oppenheimer protested that he [Read More...]

The Link 5.22.09: Missions as Business, Praise Factory, and Over the Rhine

1. I’ve mentioned Access Partners before, but I want to point you to a moving video that outlines what they do.  Really exciting to see Christians developing new ways to push the gospel. 2. Connie Dever of Capitol Hill Baptist Church has published an exceptional children’s ministry curriculum called Praise Factory.  The website is now [Read More...]

An Eloquent and Inspiring Call for Mercy by Kay Warren

I recently came across a piece by Kay Warren, wife of megachurch pastor Rick Warren, in Christianity Today. Though I would not agree with all that Warren stands for, I was quite moved by her accounts of recent visits to people in desperate situations in the Ukraine. Here are some moving selections from her article [Read More...]


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