Love > Civility

June 24, 2020 ...

We must labor at biting our tongue when we want to lash out. Civility can make us weary. But we do not tire easily of insults. I say this, because I’ve spent time studying honor and shame in social settings and political discourse. My doctoral dissertation from Harvard was on the rhetorical use of insults …

Dreamers Need Permanent Legal Protections

June 18, 2020 ...

NAE President Walter Kim joined with other members of the Evangelical Immigration Table in advocating Congress to permanently resolve the situation for Dreamers. “We are thankful that, for now, the Supreme Court decision will allow continued protection for Dreamers.  Immigration policy is complex, and some aspects may be controversial. But embracing the Dreamers who have …

How COVID-19 Is Impacting Communities of Color

June 15, 2020 ...

In Today’s Conversation podcast hosted by NAE President Walter Kim, Michael describes: How the health crisis unfolded in his community; What the coronavirus pandemic reveals about racial inequities in our country; How Christians in different areas of the country can identify with brothers and sisters who are facing greater hardship; and What steps the church …

Protecting Prisoners, Detainees and Guards from COVID-19

June 1, 2020 ...

A letter to congressional leadership on conditions for prisoners included proposals to: expand eligibility for compassionate release in the federal prison system; use digital programming; increase reentry funding; and discontinue penalizing second-chance entrepreneurs. The NAE also joined with the Evangelical Immigration Table and another group of immigrant advocates in writing the Department of Homeland Security …

Jo Anne Lyon | Leading Well in Times of Crisis

May 15, 2020 ...

In Today’s Conversation hosted by Walter Kim, Jo Anne shares how to lead well — in different contexts and especially in times of crisis. You’ll learn: How to meaningfully employ courage and risk in leadership; How God used Jo Anne’s passions to step into new levels of influence; What she learned about women and men …

Seeking a Free, Fair and Safe Election Despite COVID-19

May 11, 2020 ...

NAE President Walter Kim and NAE Vice President Galen Carey joined with 20 other Christian leaders in encouraging members of Congress to include sufficient funds in the next CARES Act that would enable states to prepare for the 2020 primary and general elections. Kim said, “As Christians, we believe in a just society that preserves …

Dr. Stephen Ko | Faith in the Midst of Coronavirus

April 15, 2020 ...

NAE President Walter Kim hosts Today’s Conversation, where you’ll hear Dr. Ko share: How pandemics of the past compare to today’s coronavirus; What epidemiological details are helpful for Christians to understand; How stigma and racial stereotypes are affecting Asian Americans; and What words he hopes will sum up the Church’s response. Read a Portion of …

To Cancel or Not to Cancel: That is the Question

March 23, 2020 ...

Government officials, medical experts, and civic leaders have all asked citizens to mitigate the spread of the coronavirus by practicing physical distancing. According to leading experts, churches are one of the top places of community spread. Why? Christians shake hands, embrace one another, and kiss cheeks. Some are liturgically directed to drink from a common …

Bradley Wright | What the Numbers Say About Christianity

March 15, 2020 ...

In Today’s Conversation podcast hosted by NAE President Walter Kim, you’ll hear Bradley and Walter discuss these numbers as well as: Why people are attracted to failure narratives; What the numbers say about racial bias in churches and how to foster self-control; What kinds of research questions the Church should be asking; and How pastors …

John Inazu | Surviving and Thriving in Deep Difference

February 15, 2020 ...

NAE President Walter Kim hosts Today’s Conversation, where you’ll hear John share: His assessment of the state of First Amendment law and religious freedom; How premises of “inclusion” and “dissent” provide a framework for current conflicts; What led him to speak and write about how Christians ought to engage with those whom they deeply disagree; …