Listening In


Listening In

Listening In is a half hour interview program that features discussions with newsmakers and thought leaders, hosted by Warren Smith. Listening In goes beyond talking points, for real and in-depth conversation. Each week, Warren chooses knowledgeable guests and meaningful topics, and brings a depth and level of candor not often found in mainstream media. In this way, Listening In personalizes the stories and perspectives of its guests, resulting in highly engaging and memorable programming. You’ll hear conversations with popular musicians, Christian thought leaders, makers of movies and television, respected authors, and key political leaders.

Mar
27
A conversation with Richard Land, Mark Gregston and James Gottrey.

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.

Mar
20
A conversation with Leighton Ford

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.

Mar
13
A conversation with Steve Arterburn

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.

Mar
6
A conversation with Matt Hammitt

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.

Feb
28
A conversation with Vishal Mangalwadi

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.

Feb
21
A conversation with Philip Ryken

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.

Feb
14
A conversation with Michael Youssef

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.

Feb
7
Conversations at the 2020 March for Life

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.

Jan
31
A conversation with Sandra McCracken

This week,  hear Warren Smith's conversation with singer, songwriter, and worship leader Sandra McCracken.

Jan
24
A conversation with Jordan Raynor

This week, hear Warren Smith's conversation with author and speaker, Jordan Raynor.

Jan
17
A conversation with Josh Bales

This week, hear Warren Smith's conversation with singer/songwriter Josh Bales.

Jan
15
A conversation with Dan Coats

This week, hear J.C. Derrick's conversation with former senator and Director of National Intelligence, Dan Coats.

Jan
3
A conversation with David Eaton

This week, hear Warren Smith's conversation with the co-founder and president of Axis Ministries, David Eaton.

Dec
13
A conversation with Mary DeMuth

This week, hear Warren Smith's conversation with author, speaker and sexual abuse survivor, Mary DeMuth.

Dec
6
A conversation with Tony Esolen

This week, hear Warren's Smith conversation with author, translator and One of Christendom's most original thinkers, Dr. Anthony Esolen.

Nov
29
A conversation with Kay Warren

This week, hear Warren Smith's conversation with author, speaker and sexual abuse survivor, Kay Warren.

Nov
22
A Conversation with Marvin Olasky

This week, hear Warren Smith's conversation with WORLD News Group Editor-in-Chief, Marvin Olasky.

Nov
15
A conversation with Boz Tchividjian

This week, hear Warren Smith’s conversation with lawyer, former prosecutor, and the founder of GRACE, Godly Response to Abuse in the Christian Environment.

Nov
8
A conversation with Rachael Denhollander

This week, hear Warren Smith's conversation with lawyer, author, sexual abuse survivor and activist, Rachael Denhollander.

Nov
1
A conversation with Ross Douthat

This week, hear Warren Smith's conversation with author and New York Times columnist, Ross Douthat.