Faith, Media & Culture

Here’s the latest dispatch from the crossroads of faith and media:

Christian Post reports on how innovative way churches can help people crushed by medical debt

A Maryland church has wiped out nearly $2 million in medical debt impacting about 900 individuals and families across 14 counties in the Old Line state thanks to a generous donation.

Letters were sent out on Monday to many across the state of Maryland telling them that their medical debts have been eliminated — some as large as $100,000 and some as small as $200.

The best part of all, they were told that their debt was eliminated with no strings attached thanks to the “Churches of Annapolis.”

Around Christmastime, attendees of Revolution Annapolis, a medium-sized nondenominational church based in the state’s capital, began fundraising to help brothers and sisters in their local area escape from the clutches of medical debt.  More at The Christian Post.

NET TV, a Catholic television station in New York City (a channel where I work), covers surprise success of pro-life film Unplanned.

Abby Johnson (the subject of Unplanned) talks about why the right-to-life movement sometimes projects a negative image.

Surging Democratic Party presidential candidate Pete Buttigieg talk about progressive Christianity on ABC’s The View.