Food, Faith & Writing

April 15, 2019 ...

In this podcast, you’ll hear from Margaret, a best-selling author and food enthusiast, on: Why God is the “original foodie”; How researching food changed the way she thinks about God; What the Bible teaches about the dark side of our relationship to food; and Where she gets inspiration for her writing. Read a Portion of …

Everything You Need to Know About Pastoring Cross-Cultural Churches

March 15, 2019 ...

In this podcast, Randy and Leith discuss: How terms like “cross-cultural” and “multi-ethnic” are distinct; Whether every church should be cross-cultural; How to deal with differing cultural preferences about music, preaching and other things; and Whether there is a certain profile that helps make someone successful as a pastor of a cross-cultural church. Read a Portion …

Religious Liberty & Civil Rights

March 14, 2019 ...

In early 21st century America, there has been an intensifying conflict between protection of individual and organizational religious liberty and the civil rights of LGBT persons. Both sides of this polarization have factions calling for laws that are perceived as oppressive and discriminatory by others. Some have sought solutions acceptable to all. The primary approaches …

Diamond Anniversary

February 27, 2019 ...

Diamonds are valuable because they are comparatively rare, amazingly strong, exceptionally durable and can be stunningly beautiful. Best known for their prominence in jewelry from engagement rings to royal crowns, they are most common in industry due to their extraordinary hardness and thermal conductivity. Simply stated, diamonds can cut through just about anything, but there …

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 …