From the President

Leith_ColorLeith Anderson is the president of the National Association of Evangelicals.
He served as senior pastor at Wooddale Church for 35 years. He has a Doctor of Ministry from Fuller Theological Seminary in Pasadena, Calif., and is a graduate of Moody Bible Institute, Chicago, Ill.; Bradley University, Peoria, Ill.; and Denver Seminary, Denver, Colo. Anderson has been published in many periodicals and has written 10 books. He and his wife, Charleen, have four children.


Together — Churches for the Poor
On June 2, 1944, General Dwight Eisenhower issued his Order of the Day to Allied troops preparing for the Normandy landing: "The eyes of the world are upon you. The hopes and prayers of liberty-loving people everywhere march with you."
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Humor That Hurts
Google "hurtful humor" and your computer will offer 805,000 articles to read. Want a few cruel examples of funny stuff that injures someone else? Well, I won't give you any examples and please don't bother to look them up.
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What to do on Syria
Evangelicals don't agree on everything, including what to do about Syria. We grieve the horrific loss of 100,000 lives and the displacement of more than two million refugees in a civil war that is frightening the world. We abhor the use of chemical weapons that have killed civilians, including hundreds of children. But we have the same questions and worries as millions of other Americans and members of Congress on how our country should help.
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When the Traffic Comes to Church
The President's Advisory Council on Faith-based and Neighborhood Partnerships brings together a broad cross section of America's religious and non-profit leaders. Look around the room and the differences and variety are obvious. But, we came together over the past year about "trafficking in persons" (TIP) or "modern-day slavery" that includes millions of forced laborers, child soldiers and those in the commercial sex trade.
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Why Evangelicals Grow
"The Assemblies of God is the fastest-growing religious body in Minnesota at a time when other Protestant groups are shrinking," according to the Star Tribune (Minnesota's largest newspaper).
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"Gotcha" for Jesus
"Gotcha questions" from tabloid journalists are trick questions aimed at discrediting the person answering the question rather than asking to get the truth. The Pharisees and Herodians teamed up to ask Jesus a gotcha question that was loaded with political dynamite. It was all about paying taxes, local vs. imperial government and the future direction of politics in Israel.
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