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Ep. 149: A Conversation with David French

Here at MinistryWatch we 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…

Ep. 147: Evangelicals and Giving

I’m Warren Smith and I’d like to welcome you to the MinistryWatch podcast.   Here at MinistryWatch we bring you news about Christian ministries, as well as the latest in charity and philanthropy, news that we examine from a Christian…

Ep. 135: A Conversation with Dr. Russell Moore

Here at MinistryWatch we 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…

Ep. 124: A Conversation With Dr. Michael Bennett

At MinistryWatch we bring you the latest in charity and philanthropy, all designed to help us become better stewards of the resources God has entrusted to us. On today’s MinistryWatch Extra episode, I’m welcoming to the program, Dr. Michael Bennett….

Ep. 121: Hillsong, Ravi Zacharias, and Voddie Baucham

On today’s program, Australian police want Hillsong Founder Brian Houston to appear in court to answer charges that he covered up child sexual abuse.  More senior leaders depart Ravi Zacharias International Ministries, and a beloved Baptist youth speaker has unexpectedly…

Ep. 110: “Faith-Based Fraud”

Here at MinistryWatch we 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.  Every Friday we post our…

Ep. 95: Gospel for Asia and Liberty University

On today’s program, the massive ministry Gospel for Asia is attempting to rebrand itself, but is the ministry, which has been embroiled in scandal, really changing its ways.  And Liberty University files a $10-million lawsuit against Jerry Falwell Jr. Each…

Ep. 84: Pastor Dan Burrell Interviews Warren Smith

Regular listeners to the program know that these “MinistryWatch Extra” episodes are a chance for us to “go deep” with some of our editorial partners.  But today, I’m bringing you something a bit different, because the guest today is…well, it’s…

Ep. 73: Ministry Banned on Twitter

On today’s program, the Museum of the Bible is making an expensive effort to get things right.  And Russell Moore, the Southern Baptist’s top ethicist, is the subject of a new report released this week by his denomination.  We begin…

Ep. 70: A Conversation with Julie Roys

Today, we discuss the investigation into Pastor Bryan Lorrits, the whereabouts and health of Pastor John MacArthur, the changes that are needed at Ravi Zacharias International Ministries, and developments at Dave Ramsey’s organization, Ramsey Solutions. Here at MinistryWatch we bring…

Ep. 68: Rehabilitating Ravi Zacharias

On today’s program, so-called modern-day prophets are coming under scrutiny for their false prophecies concerning the recent presidential election.  The mobile hospital of Samaritan’s Purse is saving lives all over the country.  And MinistryWatch President Warren Smith prescribes a way…

Ep. 63: A Tribute to the Anti-Celebrity Preacher

On today’s program, a new development with Ravi Zacharias International Ministries, Christian Finance Guru Dave Ramsey is throwing a big staff Christmas party that is drawing national attention, and in this age of celebrity flame-outs, we highlight the lives of…

Ep. 62: Paul Glader

Here at MinistryWatch we 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.  Regular listeners to the program…

Ep. 61: A COVID Christmas

On today’s program, an update on the controversy regarding Carl Lentz and Hillsong Church.  We also examine how the COVID crisis has impacted Christmas outreaches, including Living Nativity Scenes and Singing Christmas trees.  We’ll talk about how churches are adjusting. …

Ep. 60: Don Sweeting

On this week’s MinistryWatch Extra episode: the president of Colorado Christian University, Dr. Don Sweeting. Don is the president of CCU is a long-tenured veteran in Christian higher education leadership. Before taking over the presidency of Colorado Christian University in…

Ep. 51: Preachers Behaving Badly

On today’s program, The Episcopal Church’s embrace of theological liberalism has caused such a steep decline that the denomination’s very existence is in question.  Jerry Falwell Jr. sues Liberty University.  Warren explains why MinistryWatch finally decided to cover the “peeing…

Ep. 33: The Falwell Fiasco: Where Was The Board?

On today’s program, Jerry Falwell Jr. has resigned as president of Liberty University, walking away with a reported $10.5-million severance package.  What lessons can the evangelical church learn from the Falwell Fiasco?  Also on today’s podcast:  Two hurricanes hit the…

Ep. 32: A Conversation with Julie Roys

Regular listeners to the program know that this month we began these “MinistryWatch Extra” episodes.  We will continue our regular Friday weekly roundup episodes.  Those are episodes I co-host with Natasha Smith.  But these MinistryWatch Extra episodes are a chance…

Ep. 25: Remembering Two Fallen Leaders

On today’s program, one of the nation’s largest software providers for non-profit fundraising, Blackbaud, was hacked, and the data of millions of people were potentially put at risk.  Also on today’s program, theologian J.I. Packer died last week.  We have…

MinistryWatch, Ep.5

On today’s program an update on Harvest Bible Chapel and James MacDonald. Also on today’s program: The Corona Virus hits close to home as two well-known pastors have been quarantined after being exposed to potentially deadly disease. We also bring…

MinistryWatch, Ep.3

Every week, Warren Smith and 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 given us. On today’s program…

MinistryWatch, Ep.2

On today’s program we’ll discuss the closing of Portland’s Concordia University and what that closing is telling us about Christian higher education in this country. Also on today’s program, learn how Franklin Graham decides to hold evangelistic crusades in England…

MinistryWatch Introduces New Podcast!

MinistryWatch announces the launch of a new weekly podcast beginning Friday, February 7, 2020. MinistryWatch is a 20-year-old ministry that highlights the great work of faithful Christian ministries, and reports on ministries that have been, well, less than faithful. This…