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Ep. 23: Paycheck Protection Program Abuse, COVID in Kanakuk, and Family Drama with John Ortberg

Welcome to the MinistryWatch podcast. On today’s program, a COVID outbreak at Kanakuk Kamps, a popular Christian camp in Missouri. Also on today’s program, pastor and author John Ortberg is in the midst of a family drama involving his transgender daughter that has become a public controversy. And Promise Keepers is back.  The men’s ministry that attracted 1-million men to the National Mall a generation ago will hold its first big event at the end of the month. We’ll discuss what’s the same and what’s different.

We begin today with the news that churches and religious non-profits received at least $6-billion in COVID relief funds and some of the organizations getting those funds are raising eyebrows.

Each week, Warren Smith and co-host Natasha Smith 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, Walker Smith, Emily McFarlan Miller, Julie Roys, and Warren Smith.  Thanks to our friends at Religion News Service for contributing material to this week’s program.