Jan. 24, 2014
Listening In

Listening In, hosted by WORLD's Warren Cole Smith, features extended conversations with newsmakers and thought leaders. “Our goal is to explore topics as thoughtfully as possible,” says WORLD's Chief Content Officer Nick Eicher.

The Listening In podcast is posted each Friday.

Read edited transcripts of Warren’s interviews.

A conversation with Congressman James Lankford

James Lankford had a 20-year career in Christian ministry before deciding to run for Congress. A political unknown when he first ran in 2010, beat a crowded field in the Republican primary to take the seat. He was re-elected in 2012 with 59 percent of the vote. He serves on the Budget Committee, and he is the chairman of the Republican Policy Committee, which makes him a member of the majority leadership in the House of Representatives. It’s unusual for a congressman in just his second term to have such a post. I visited with Congressman Lankford last week in his office on Capitol Hill in Washington.

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Jan. 24, 2014