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.




Amazing What We Don't Know
By Leith Anderson, NAE President
 
The Intercollegiate Studies Institute (ISI) surveyed 2,500 randomly chosen Americans about our country, and the majority flunked the 33-question test. Twice as many knew that Paula Abdul was a judge on “American Idol” than knew that the quote “government of the people, by the people, for the people” was said by Abraham Lincoln in the Gettysburg Address. Forty-three percent of those who hold elected office don’t know that the Electoral College elects the President. One fifth of them think it “trains those aspiring to higher office” or “was established to supervise the first televised presidential debates.”
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Very Old Always New
By Leith Anderson, NAE President

Downtown Washington in the meeting room of one of America’s most famous foundations. The organization is secular by anybody’s definition. One of the attendees started talking about a very old Bible story – about Joseph in the book of Genesis. When the story started with Joseph I didn’t know for sure which Joseph was being talked about. I asked, “Do you mean the Joseph in the Bible?”
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The Bible's Retirement at 50
By Leith Anderson, NAE President

“The Bible says nothing about retirement. Christians just keep working until they die,” the speaker said with confidence. Ooops! He must have missed Numbers 8:25 about the Levites who ran the Old Testament Tabernacle: “At the age of 50, they must retire from their regular service and work no longer.”
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What Americans Don't Know About the Central African Republic
By Leith Anderson, NAE President

Most Americans know nothing about the Central African Republic. They guess that it must be in the middle of Africa, but that’s about it. When told where it is and the societal chaos and slaughter in CAR, they always ask why it’s not more in the news. Although I've traveled to much of the world including Africa, I had never been there until this month.
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