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Ep. 37: Well-Known Pastors Take Leaves of Absence

On today’s program, megachurch pastor Todd Wagner is taking a break from ministry following concerns about his leadership style.  And a beloved professor at Taylor University was fired for posting a video that he says is thoroughly biblical, but which received an anonymous complaint.  The college is now in an uproar over the controversy.

But up first today is the story of TV preacher Perry Stone, who has been on a sabbatical since April for “acting inappropriately” with female employees.

We want to remind everyone that on our MinistryWatch extra episode, we have Religion Unplugged’s Paul Glader as our guest.  Paul is a journalism veteran, having spent years at The Wall Street Journal and now – in addition to leading Religion Unplugged – leads the journalism program at The King’s College.  I hope you’ll join us for that conversation.

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Each week, Warren Smith and Natasha Smith bring you news about Christian ministries, as well as the latest in charity and philanthropy, news that we examine from a Christian worldview perspective.  Our goal is 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, Bob Smeitana, Julie Roys, and Warren Smith.

May God bless you.