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 …

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 …

Evangelicals and the #MeToo Movement

October 15, 2018 ...

In this podcast, you’ll hear Kathy, a longtime leader at InterVarsity Christian Fellowship, and Leith discuss: How power plays into sexual harassment and abuse; What conversations churches and parents should have about consent; How the #MeToo movement has impacted the Church; and What pastors and churches should do about it. Read a Portion of the …

Everything You Need to Know About Pastoring Small Churches

September 15, 2018 ...

In this podcast, Karl and Leith discuss: How small churches should think about growth and success; The particular challenges, including finances, that pastors of small churches face; What resources are available to pastors of small churches; and Why we need more — not fewer — small churches in the United States. Read a Portion of …

Caring for the Dying

August 15, 2018 ...

Little Hospice is Minnesota’s longest serving residential hospice, and has served about 4,000 people at the end of their lives. In this podcast, you’ll hear Bob Solheim, director of Little Hospice, and Leith Anderson, NAE president, discuss: What emotions and issues people commonly need to deal with at the end of their lives; What Christians …

Mental Illness, Suicide and the Church

July 15, 2018 ...

In Today’s Conversion podcast, which is hosted by NAE President Leith Anderson, you’ll learn: What the most common forms of mental illnesses are in the United States; How social media and Internet use impact the mental health of young people; What roles churches and medicine play in treatment; and How to address the stigma of …