Day: May 16, 2013

Dean of Westminster Abbey in U.S. for fundraising visits

The Very Rev. John Hall, dean of London’s Westminster Abbey, is visiting the U.S. on what he calls a “friend-raising” tour to garner donations for the upkeep of the historic church. Hall, who officiated at the marriage of Prince William and Kate Middleton two years ago, talked with the Huffington Post about the spiritual significance […]

Evangelist Graham blasts administration over IRS audits of his organizations

As furor mounts about IRS scrutiny of conservative non-profit groups, evangelist Franklin Graham is raising hellfire over tax audits of two organizations he leads: the Billy Graham Evangelistic Association and the relief group Samaritan’s Purse. He wrote a letter this week to President Obama asserting that “someone in the Administration was targeting and attempting to […]

Focused on marketing

by George Clifford During the course of my internship in a downtown Nashville parish, tasked to expand the congregation’s ministry to the needy and the homeless, I met a man baptized four different times, each one in a church of a different Christian denomination. A homeless alcoholic, he kept hoping that baptism would “take,” i.e., […]