The value of something that is thought provoking is at least two-fold. It stimulates us to travel down the path of the writer, opening us to a new way of seeing that something.
Secondly it may affirm ideas we held to before we began to read.
This article is truly thought provoking because it challenges us to rethink one of the most basic ideas the church has held to about being the church: the idea of charity, or at least the traditional idea.
I'm neither affirming or decrying the ideas herein. Just have a read and see which way you fall. What do you think?