The History of Islam

February 15, 2019 ...

In this podcast, you’ll hear from a Christian scholar of Islam on: The role of commerce in the spread of Islam; How the main segments of Islam (Sunnis and Shiites) developed; The historical background of “jihad” and how Muslims understand it; and Why Christian and Muslim relations soured. Read a Portion of the Transcript Leith: …

Everything You Need to Know About Pastoring Large Churches

January 15, 2019 ...

In this podcast, Bryant and Leith discuss: How expectations for pastors of large churches differ from the expectations of pastors in small-to-medium sized churches; The future of the megachurch movement in the United States; What characteristics a person needs to have to be an effective pastor of a large church; and The case for attending …

Christians in a Politically Divided Country

December 15, 2018 ...

In this podcast, Galen Carey, NAE’s policy expert and advocate on Capitol Hill, covers: What the proper place of politics is for the Christian’s mind and experience; How to work in Washington when there is palpable division; Practical ideas to model civility; and What evangelical policy issues are most countercultural. Read a Portion of the …

Seeking Repeal of the New Parking Tax on Church and Nonprofits

November 13, 2018 ...

NAE President Leith Anderson joined a coalition letter to members of Congress calling for the repeal of this new tax on churches and nonprofits. Leaders of over 30 organizations signed the letter. The letter says in part: Whatever purpose Section 512(a)(7) was intended to serve cannot justify extracting $1.7 billion in taxes from nonprofits and …

Loving Outside Our ZIP Code

October 22, 2018 ...

It’s called parochialism — “a limited or narrow outlook, especially focused on a local area.” The most famous verse in the Bible says that “God so loved the world that he sent his one and only Son” (John 3:16). The Greek word for world is kosmos and includes the people I’ve never met and the …

Evangelicals and the #MeToo Movement

October 15, 2018 ...

In this podcast, you’ll hear Kathy, a longtime leader at InterVarsity Christian Fellowship, and Leith discuss: How power plays into sexual harassment and abuse; What conversations churches and parents should have about consent; How the #MeToo movement has impacted the Church; and What pastors and churches should do about it. Read a Portion of the …

Everything You Need to Know About Pastoring Small Churches

September 15, 2018 ...

In this podcast, Karl and Leith discuss: How small churches should think about growth and success; The particular challenges, including finances, that pastors of small churches face; What resources are available to pastors of small churches; and Why we need more — not fewer — small churches in the United States. Read a Portion of …

Caring for the Dying

August 15, 2018 ...

Little Hospice is Minnesota’s longest serving residential hospice, and has served about 4,000 people at the end of their lives. In this podcast, you’ll hear Bob Solheim, director of Little Hospice, and Leith Anderson, NAE president, discuss: What emotions and issues people commonly need to deal with at the end of their lives; What Christians …

Modern IT in the Bible

July 16, 2018 ...

Evangelicals like to find answers to our questions and seeds for modern trends in the Bible. But, we’re probably not seeking a link between Facebook, Twitter or even email to anything in the Old or New Testaments. Don’t give up so easily. St. Paul posted the ninth book of the New Testament to a network …