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MinistryWatch in the News

MinistryWatch is often called upon by other news media to comment on both our stories and other issues in the news.  Below is a sampling of these media appearances, with the most recent ones listed first.

March 1, 2024

MinistryWatch cited in this Christianity Today article about the American Bible Society.

February 9, 2024

MinistryWatch President Warren Smith spoke to Christianity Today about Sen. James Lankford (R.-Okla.). Read that article here.

December 19, 2023

“Hillsong Founders Brian And Bobbie Houston Announce Plans For New Church” by Brittany Smith reprinted by Religion Unplugged.

November 30, 2023

MinistryWatch President Warren Smith quoted in “Religious charities lose trust, fall behind veterans’ charities and nonprofit hospitals, poll finds” from The Washington Times

November 27, 2023

MinistryWatch President Warren Smith quoted in “Most Trusted Charities? Veterans Groups. Who’s Falling? Religious Organizations” from Philanthropy Journal

September 8, 2023

“Solving The Christian Higher Ed Crisis” by Warren Cole Smith was reprinted by Religion Unplugged here.

August 23, 2023

“Are Our Smartphones Killing Us And Our Ministries” by Warren Cole Smith was reprinted by Religion Unplugged here.

August 21, 2023

An article by Christianity Today cites our work breaking the story of John Ankerberg’s removal from the ECFA over fundraising practices. Read the story here.

June 21, 2023

An article about The Inspiration Networks, originally written by Warren Smith for MinistryWatch, was reprinted in Business North Carolina magazine. You can read the BNC version here.

July 11, 2022

Warren Smith was quoted in an article in Rolling Stone about Sean Feucht.  You can read that article here.  We have covered Feucht and his “worship rallies” extensively over the past few years.  You can see our coverage here.

July 1, 2022

Warren Smith appeared on the NBC Nightly News to discuss fraud associated with the Christian ministry ASLAN International. You can read and watch the story here.

May 16, 2022

MinistryWatch President Warren Smith quoted in a story about San Diego’s Awaken Church. Read the story here.

April 14, 2022

MinistryWatch President Warren Smith delivered an address to the Evangelical Press Association titled “How Journalism Can Save Evangelicalism.”  You can hear that speech here.

April 13, 2022

The syndicated radio program “Issues, Etc.” featured MinistryWatch’s coverage of the Hillsong scandal.  Listen here.

April 12, 2022

“Upstream With Shane Morris” features Warren for a discussion titled “A Godly Response To Christian Scandals.”  Listen here.

February 14, 2022

Charlotte’s WSOC-TV interviews MinistryWatch’s Warren Smith about St. Matthew’s Churches, a controversial organization that takes in millions of dollars a year with questionable fundraising techniques.  Watch here.

September 14, 2021

Warren Smith appears on the “Dr. Jeff Show,” hosted by Summit Ministries’ Jeff Myers.  They discuss Warren’s book Faith Based Fraud and his previous book Restoring All Things.  The video episode is available here. The audio version is here.

July 29, 2021

Mark Driscoll and Mars Hill Church continues to fascinate us.  According to MinistryWatch’s Warren Smith, it’s because he tells us a great deal about the state of modern evangelicalism.  Warren unpacks this idea, and discusses Kristin du Mez’s new book “Jesus and John Wayne” here.

July 16, 2021

Warren Smith is interviewed by “Issues Etc” about the Ravi Zacharias scandal.  Specifically, the interview focuses on the apology by RZIM president Michael Ramsden.

July 15, 2021

Warren Smith interviewed on the “Crime Beat” podcast to discuss his book Faith-Based Fraud.

June 16, 2021

Kerby Anderson’s nationally syndicated “Point of View” program devotes an hour to Warren Smith’s book “Faith-Based Fraud.”

January 4, 2021

Warren Smith appears on “State of Independence” with Joe Watkins to discuss “Faith-Based Fraud,” evangelicals and politics, and more.

January 17, 2020

The Washington Post investigates the phenomenon of ministries posing as churches in order to avoid releasing their Form 990s.  MinistryWatch is opposed to this practice, and Warren Smith explains why.

July 14, 2016

One of the reason MinistryWatch exists is to provide donors with news, and a perspective on the news, they can’t get anywhere else.  In this article from Decision Magazine, Warren Smith explains how media bias works, and tips for discerning fact from fiction.

December 10, 2013

MinistryWatch combines a Christian worldview with the highest in journalistic standards.  In this 2013 presentation to the Heritage Foundation carried on C-Span, Warren Smith explains the history of Christian journalism, how it is done, and why it is important.