Bob Smietana


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

Stories by Bob Smietana
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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.

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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.