Listening In

Feb. 27, 2015
Listening In

Hosted by WORLD News Group's Warren Cole Smith, Listening In features extended conversations with newsmakers and thought leaders.

“Our goal is to explore topics as thoughtfully as possible,” says WORLD Radio Executive Producer Nick Eicher. “It’s more like NPR’s Fresh Air or public television’s Charlie Rose, but with an objective Christian perspective.”

The Listening In podcast is posted each Friday. (The program is available to radio stations via FTP download. For technical details, contact: Jonathan Bailie at

Read edited transcripts of Warren’s interviews.

A conversation with Brian Ivie

As a 21-year-old undergraduate film student at the University of Southern California, Brian Ivie read an article about a Korean pastor who saved disabled babies who had been abandoned on the streets of Seoul. Ivie, who was not then a Christian, was nonetheless drawn to the story, not so much as a story of Christian redemption but as a story of a man who was rebelling against the Korean culture, a culture that would dispose of babies that were not up to an arbitrary standard of perfection.

But over the course of making the movie Ivie was moved by the pastor’s love, and that love drew him to Christ. Suddenly, Brian Ivie himself was on a mission to tell the story of a father’s love, a love that is a reflection of our heavenly father’s love.

This conversation took place late last year in Atlanta, when Ivie and a team at Focus on the Family screened the movie for a group of Christian leaders.

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Feb. 27, 2015


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