Advocating for (and With) the Poor & Vulnerable

June 16, 2021 ...

One of the means for understanding the nation of Israel’s responsibility to vulnerable populations is recognizing Israel’s history of landlessness. Within the Old Testament, there is a fluidity of land that arguably begins with the Garden of Eden (land) and the banishment of Adam and Eve after their disobedience (landless). Eventually, Abram is directed back …

Clinging to Truth

June 15, 2021 ...

These are all entirely false claims that are believed by tens of millions of Americans including many evangelical Christians. If you are a follower of Jesus and claim to believe that the Bible is the infallible Word of God, then truth matters to you. Or at least, truth should matter to you! After all, the …

A Beacon of Light for Faithful Living

June 12, 2021 ...

Plumb Line for Theological Integrity Browsing the promotional materials of dozens of mission agencies represented at the conference, the Kullbergs found material from the National Association of Evangelicals. Immediately, they were drawn to the Statement of Faith as a compelling summation of their core beliefs. They decided to use the NAE Statement of Faith as …

Roadblocks and Opportunities for Pro-Life Progress

June 4, 2021 ...

Federal Funding of Abortion In March, President Biden signed into law the American Rescue Plan, a massive bill that includes some important pro-family provisions for which the National Association of Evangelicals advocated, including extensions to the child and earned income tax credits. However, the bill appropriates money that is not subject to the Hyde amendment …

How Institutions Can Advance Racial Reconciliation

April 21, 2021 ...

Suddenly, I was a stranger in a strange land. What transpired at the U.S. Capitol on January 6 made millions feel like strangers in a strange land. How could this happen in America? Many factors complicate the assessment of that day, but the challenges of race are involved. We have certainly come a long way …

Backgrounder | Child and Earned Income Tax Credits

March 5, 2021 ...

The NAE affirms that “the family is central to God’s vision for human beings and for human society” and that “the family is central to life together as diverse people in society.”[ii] While families themselves, along with their churches, bear the primary responsibility for nurturing family life, the NAE recognizes that “other social institutions, including …

Fight Conspiracy Theories and Welcome the Vaccines

February 24, 2021 ...

Both of us in recent weeks have hosted webinars with our friend and fellow Christian Francis Collins, director of the National Institutes of Health, answering every possible question we could imagine regarding the safety and efficacy of the vaccines. We did so because we know that, according to surveys, roughly a quarter of the public …

Complicated for Us, Not for God

February 9, 2021 ...

But God specializes in the complicated. The gospel thrives in the complicated. A common hubris of modernity is assuming that we live in unprecedented times. We must remember that the Church was birthed amidst multiple complexities. Through conquests and consolidation, the Roman empire precipitated the greatest mass migration of people that the world had known. …

On Christian College Survival

February 9, 2021 ...

How do churches and the broader culture benefit from having leaders and members who have received a Christ-centered college education? Christian higher education produces committed, compassionate, convicted citizens who want to engage deeply in this world, not in spite of their faith but because of their faith. Christian colleges and universities focus on developing resilient …