Worldwide Partners of the Gospel

February 21, 2019 ...

During my tenure as the World Evangelical Alliance secretary general, the WEA worked closely with the NAE on key issues that impacted millions around the world, including religious persecution, creation care, human trafficking, nuclear disarmament and the illegal arms trade to name a few. Engaging with evangelical leaders from other national alliances, the NAE has …

Working Across Boundaries

February 20, 2019 ...

Both men lived in Arlington, Virginia, just blocks away from one another, and Gaebelein became a mentor. One conversation I’ll never forget. At a dinner put on by Helga Henry, they asked, “Would the NAE lean into the moment and reach out to be the voice for all evangelicals?” Gaebelein was a Democrat who put …

On NAE’s Future

February 14, 2019 ...

What is the National Association of Evangelicals good at doing right now? The NAE has been serving the evangelical community for 75 years, and today all of that history and experience has built an association that is as large, strong and significant as it has ever been. In the midst of our diverse and dynamic …

Better Together

February 11, 2019 ...

That feeling of being different pervaded Pentecostalism in the first few decades of its existence. These were the heady decades of the Fundamentalist-Modernist controversy in American Protestantism. The Assemblies of God — along with other Pentecostal denominations — clearly mustered in the ranks of conservative doctrine. Indeed, in 1928, Pentecostal Evangel editor Stanley Frodsham declared, …

Unborn Face New Perils in New York

February 7, 2019 ...

New York may be a state that welcomes immigrants, but it has become a more hazardous place for the unborn. The Reproductive Health Act, which became law on January 22, 2019, allows doctors, physician’s assistants and nurse practitioners to abort pregnancies at any stage of development — up to and including the ninth month — …

75 for the 75th

February 4, 2019 ...

“Every family needs a kitchen table. The National Association of Evangelicals serves as convener and organizer and switchboard and shaper. It gives to the evangelical world and beyond a much-needed influence.” John Ortberg In April 1942, evangelical leaders across the United States met in St. Louis to draft a constitution for an evangelical association. The …

International Religious Freedom Act Turns 20

November 6, 2018 ...

In 1996, the NAE issued its Statement of Conscience on Worldwide Religious Persecution, calling on the United States to make religious freedom a priority goal of our foreign policy, to publish detailed reports on religious persecution, and to withhold aid from countries that continued to persecute. Each of these goals was addressed in the version …

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 …

Hope, Humility and History

October 16, 2018 ...

It is imperative that evangelicals study their past and come to terms with it. This requires us to lament the moments in which we have failed and celebrate the moments when the good news of the gospel has changed lives, set people on a course for eternity with God, and led them to act in …

Civility From Above

October 16, 2018 ...

These days there is little need to make that case. Evangelicals are active in the public square — even notoriously so. But we have not engaged in our activism in a manner that has endeared us to others. Some polls show that even our own younger generation of evangelicals see the white evangelical movement as …