So Loud I Can’t Hear You

September 22, 2009 ...

My friend is a distinguished scholar on the faculty of a well-known Christian graduate school. While evangelical orthodoxy is a mark of the institution shared by my friend and all of his colleagues, there are some professors who are especially adamant about their particular theological bent within evangelicalism. He seemed discouraged and disheartened when I …

Heal the Sick, Jesus Told Us

August 19, 2009 ...

Great crowds came to him, bringing the lame, the blind, the crippled, the mute and many others, and laid them at his feet; and he healed them. The people were amazed when they saw the mute speaking, the crippled made well, the lame walking and the blind seeing. And they praised the God of Israel. …

Letter to Congressional Leaders on Abortion

July 21, 2009 ...

The Honorable Nancy Pelosi Speaker of the House United States House of Representatives H-232, US Capitol Washington, DC 20515 Dear Speaker Pelosi: Health care reform is an issue of interest to many members of the National Association of Evangelicals (NAE). The NAE represents more than 45,000 local churches from over 40 different denominations, so it …

The Coming Evangelical Future

June 21, 2009 ...

Questions about the future of evangelicalism are the ones I am most often asked. Do I expect a major collapse of evangelical Christianity in the next 10 years? I do not. I do expect the face of evangelicalism to be different in 2019 but that doesn’t take a prophet to predict, because it is already …

Praying for Our President

March 20, 2009 ...

A friend wondered if all the partying was excessive when so many people have lost their jobs and companies are going bankrupt. I told him that I thought it was good for America to celebrate the amazing way our democracy transitions power and the historic election of our first African American President. In our democracy …

Bible’s Post-election Advice

December 21, 2008 ...

Now the election results are in, and we have a new question to ask ourselves as evangelical Christians. It is no longer, “Whom to vote for?” but “What to do about those who have been elected?” We prayed for God to give us local, state and national leaders of his choosing. We believe that God …

The Gold Standard

September 22, 2008 ...

It says a lot in very few words. And, there is much it does not say. There are distinctives among our member denominations that vary in understanding what the Bible says about prophecy, spiritual gifts, church government and more. The NAE Statement of Faith was never intended to speak to every doctrine or teaching but …