Bob Smietana

Bob Smietana is senior writer for Nashville-based "Facts & Trends" magazine ( and president of the Religion Newswriters Association. He's covered religion for a living since 1999.

Stories by Bob Smietana
You Might Want to Fact-Check Your Pastor’s Sermon

Preachers love to drop statistics and historical tidbits into their sermons. Too bad so many of their facts are untrue.

Are Millennials Really Leaving the Church? Yes — but Mostly White Millennials¬†

All the hand-wringing stories about young adults leaving religion overlooks the vibrancy and growth of multiethnic churches.