Listening In goes beyond talking points by providing in-depth conversations with newsmakers and thought leaders. This weekly, half-hour program adds candor to personal stories and perspectives.
Elli Oswald leads the Faith To Action Initiative, a ministry committed to the care of orphans. Keith Getty is a singer and hymn writer. On this episode of Listening In, host Warren Smith talks with Oswald about giving the church’s approach to orphan care an overhaul, and with Getty about a new hymn he and his team are producing.
Dallas Jenkins is creator, director, and co-writer of “The Chosen.” Jay and Sofia Lyons are the creative team behind “The Long Goodbye: The Life of Kara Tippetts.” On this episode of Listening In, host Warren Smith talks with the film producers about their creative processes.
Michael Card is a singer, songwriter, and Bible teacher. On this episode of Listening In, host Warren Smith talks with Michael Card about art, mortality, and the goodness of God.
Derwin Gray is a former NFL linebacker turned apologist and pastor. On this episode of Listening In, host Warren Smith talks with Gray about his unlikely path to becoming the pastor of one of the largest and ethnically diverse evangelical churches in Charlotte, North Carolina.
Jim Denison is an author, speaker, and founder of the Denison Forum. On this episode of Listening In, host Warren Smith talks with Denison about what life might be like after the pandemic and how to prepare biblically.
Stanton Lanier is a pianist and composer. On this episode of Listening In, host Warren Smith talks with Lanier about his songwriting process and how it’s connected to his Christian faith.
Abdu Murray leads the North American operations for Ravi Zacharias International Ministries and co-writer of the new book Seeing Jesus from the East. Kathleen Cooke is the driving force behind a group called the Influence Lab and the author of Hope 4 Today: Stay Connected to God in a Distracted World. And Chuck Bentley is the president of Crown Financial Ministries. On this episode of Listening In, host Warren Smith talks with Murray about the importance of Christianity in the East, and talks with Cooke about how to see Hollywood as a mission field. Finally, Smith and Bentley discuss whether churches and ministries should accept government relief money during the coronavirus crisis.
The Strege family is the first family in the U.S. to adopt a so-called snowflake baby. And JP DeGance is the president and CEO of Communio, an organization that has pioneered strategies that work to mitigate cultural problems. On this episode of Listening In, host Warren Smith talks with the Strege family about their remarkable story of infertility, adoption, and their impact on the pro-life movement. Smith also talks with JP DeGance about how Commuio is helping churches and marriages around the country.
Brian Kluth is an author and former pastor. On this episode of Listening In, host Warren Smith talks with Kluth about how Christians can become more generous and practical ways for people to be more generous with their pastors.
On this episode of Listening In, host Warren Smith talks with Richard Land, Mark Gregston, and James Gottrey about President Trump and his policies and how to live out Christian faith. Richard Land is the president of the Southern Evangelical Seminary in Charlotte, North Carolina and a member of President Trump’s Evangelical Advisory Group. Mark Gregston is the author of several parenting books and the founder of Heartlight, a counseling center for struggling teens. And James Gottrey is the vice president of public policy for the James Dobson Family Institute and the former director of marketing and legal counsel with Alliance Defending Freedom.
Leighton Ford is an evangelist, author, missiologist, and brother-in-law of the late Billy Graham. On this episode of Listening In, host Warren Smith talks about Ford’s more than 30 years of ministry with the Billy Graham Evangelistic Association.
Stephen Arterburn is a pastor and the co-author of the book Every Man’s Battle. On this episode of Listening In, host Warren Smith talks with Arterburn about how the church should address the problem of pornography and temptation and offer help to struggling men.
Matt Hammitt is an author, speaker, and the former lead singer of the Christian rock band Sanctus Real. On this episode of Listening In, host Warren Smith talks with Hammitt about the history of Sanctus Real, how being in the band impacted his marriage, and health complications with his youngest child.
Vishal Mangalwadi is a speaker, author, and founder of The Theological Research and Communication Institute in India. On this episode of Listening In, host Warren Smith talks with Mangalwadi about what the Bible teaches us about existence and how the West is seeming to depart from its Biblical foundation.
Philip Ryken is the president of Wheaton College, one of the most influential evangelical institutions in the country. On this episode of Listening In, host Warren Smith talks with Ryken about the history of Wheaton and how the school has handled several recent controversies.
Michael Youssef is an Atlanta-based pastor, radio teacher, and author of more than 35 books—including Jesus, Jihad, and Peace. On this episode of Listening In, host Warren Smith talks with Youssef about his latest book Saving Christianity? In it Youssef offers a biting critique of so-called "progressive Christianity" and offers a way forward for Bible-believing followers of Christ.
This week, hear Warren Smith's conversations with a number of pro-life leaders at the 2020 March for Life in Washington, DC. They'll discuss the state of the pro-life movement in this country, as well as some of the challenges and opportunities pro-lifers face in the year ahead.
This week, hear Warren Smith's conversation with singer, songwriter, and worship leader Sandra McCracken.
This week, hear Warren Smith's conversation with author and speaker, Jordan Raynor.
This week, hear Warren Smith's conversation with singer/songwriter Josh Bales.
Albert Mohler is a theologian and president of the Southern Baptist Theological Seminary. On this episode of The Olasky Interview, Marvin Olasky and Albert Mohler discuss WORLD’s approach to Christian journalism. Plus, Mohler fields questions from WORLD staffers.
Samuel Rodriguez is an evangelical leader and president of the National Hispanic Christian Leadership Conference. In this 2012 interview, Marvin Olasky talks with Rodriguez about politics and conservatism in the Hispanic community.
Ross Douthat is an author and a New York Times columnist. In this classic interview from 2011, host Marvin Olasky talks with Douthat about politics and Christianity in America.
Donna Rice Hughes is an author, speaker, and founder of Enough Is Enough. On this episode of The Olasky Interview, host Marvin Olasky talks with Hughes about her personal testimony, internet safety, and efforts to confront online pornography and trafficking.
Michael Wear is the founder of Public Square Strategies and a leading expert at the intersection of faith, politics, and American public life. On this episode of The Olasky Interview, host Marvin Olasky talks with Wear about faith, politics, and Wear’s time in the Obama administration.
Tim Carney is an author, the commentary editor at the Washington Examiner, and a visiting fellow with the American Enterprise Institute. On this episode of The Olasky Interview, Marvin Olasky and Tim Carney discuss some of the factors that led to President Donald Trump’s 2016 victory and whether those factors are still in play for this year’s election.
Paul Miller is a Bible teacher, theologian, and author of J-Curve, WORLD’s 2019 Book of the Year for accessible theology. On this episode of The Olasky Interview, Marvin Olasky and Paul Miller discuss suffering and resurrection within the Christian life.
Justin Giboney is an Atlanta attorney and political strategist. On this episode of The Olasky Interview, Marvin Olasky and Justin Giboney discuss how to increase Christian engagement in culture and politics—namely the Democratic Party.
Joni Eareckson Tada is an author, speaker, and well-known advocate for people with disabilities. Tada founded the organization Joni and Friends to tell stories of real people who face severe trials but continue to trust in God. On this episode of The Olasky Interview, Marvin Olasky and Joni Eareckson Tada discuss Tada’s own suffering and what it looks like to minister to those who are suffering.
John Piper is a conference speaker, author of more than 50 books, and the retired pastor of Bethlehem Baptist Church in Minneapolis. On this episode of The Olasky Interview, Marvin Olasky and John Piper discuss his tenure as a pastor and what the term "Christian hedonism" means.
Arthur Brooks is an author, speaker, and former president of the American Enterprise Institute. On this episode of The Olasky Interview, Marvin Olasky and Arthur Brooks discuss the source of true happiness, how to best help struggling single moms, and how the welfare system is hurting more than helping.
Ryan and Bethany Bomberger are the founders of The Radiance Foundation, a pro-life organization that promotes life and adoption. On this episode of The Olasky Interview, Marvin Olasky and the Bombergers discuss the importance of adoption and how The Radiance Foundation is calling out the abortion industry with billboards.
A new 12-episode season of The Olasky Interview begins March 24th. Guests include John Piper, Al Mohler, Joni Eareckson Tada, and Samuel Rodriguez.
An in-depth conversation with author and commentator Bill Bennett.
An in-depth conversation with Fox News religion reporter Lauren Green.
An in-depth conversation with author and professor Ron Sider.
An in-depth conversation with speaker and bestselling author Ann Voskamp.
An in-depth conversation with author and political scientist Charles Murray.
An in-depth interview with neurosurgeon and bestselling author Dr. Ben Carson. This interview took place in 2012 at Patrick Henry College.
An in-depth interview with bestselling author Min Jin Lee.