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Ep. 31: Young Life Faces Pressure, and Donor Advised Funds Soar

On today’s program, there’s been an explosive growth in donor-advised funds.  We’ll explain what they are, and why they’ve become an important philanthropic tool, even for those who aren’t wealthy.  We’ll also have an update on the stand-off between the state of California and pastor John MacArthur.  And we continue our Generous Living series with the story of a couple who doesn’t invest just money, but also time – lots of it – in the ministries they support.

We begin today with news about one of the nation’s largest evangelical youth ministries, Young Life.  A social media campaign started by two gay former Young Life staffers is putting pressure on the youth ministry to change its position on sexuality.

I also want to remind everyone that on our MinistryWatch extra episode, we have Michael Reneau, the deputy editor of WORLD Magazine.  He talks about WORLD’s approach to journalism and we discuss why and how journalism can play an important role in educating the Body of Christ and in enhancing the credibility of the church in the world.

Finally, I would like to remind you that there’s a quick and easy and free way to support the program, and that’s to rate us on your podcast app.   The more ratings we have, the better the podcast performs with search engines.  You can also leave a comment when you give us a rating.  I can’t respond via the app, but please know that I read all the comments and I find them encouraging and helpful.

Each week, Warren and Natasha bring you news about Christian ministries, as well as the latest in charity and philanthropy, all designed to help us become better stewards of the resources God has entrusted to us.

The producers for today’s program are Rich Roszel and Steve Gandy.   We get database and other technical support from Cathy Goddard, Stephen DuBarry, and Casey Sudduth.  Writers who contributed to today’s program include Christina Darnell, Adelle Banks, Emily Miller, and Warren Smith.

May God bless you.