Are Commencement Speakers Memorable?

May 11, 2018 ...

In April, evangelical leaders in the United States were asked whether they remember who gave the commencement address at their college graduation. Only 28 percent remember who the speaker was, according to the monthly Evangelical Leaders Survey. Of those who remember who spoke at their commencement, only half can recall something the speaker said. “Education …

Prisoners Can Become Pastors

March 30, 2018 ...

“Evangelicals believe that the gospel transforms lives. When former prisoners serve in ministry, we are reminded of the redemption and restoration that all Christians enjoy in Christ,” said Leith Anderson, president of the National Association of Evangelicals (NAE). Gabriel Salguero, president of the National Latino Evangelical Coalition, shared that his father served as a Pentecostal …

Evangelicals Leaders Don’t Want Partisan Political Identity

February 5, 2018 ...

“Interesting commentary flowed in with the responses to this survey question,” said Leith Anderson, president of the National Association of Evangelicals (NAE). “There is angst over media coverage and popular thought that identifies evangelicals with this or any president. Evangelicals are so many and so diverse that leaders are wary when media gives the impression …

FEMA Should Help Rebuild Faith-based Groups, Too

January 4, 2018 ...

“Studies have shown the vast economic benefits that churches and other faith-based groups bring to their communities — through food banks, recovery programs, English language classes, childcare and more,” said Leith Anderson, president of the National Association of Evangelicals (NAE). “The government should help churches and other groups that are positively impacting the communities around …

Pastors Should Know Who Gives to the Church

November 27, 2017 ...

“Among their many responsibilities, pastors are entrusted with shepherding and discipling those in the church. They also play a significant role in calling others to leadership in the church,” said Leith Anderson, president of the National Association of Evangelicals (NAE) who served as a pastor for over 35 years. “These two pastoral responsibilities seem to …

Evangelicals Can Have Different Views on Creation, Leaders Say

November 2, 2017 ...

“Evangelicals hold varying perspectives of how God created the earth — from a literal seven-day interpretation of Genesis to God-guided evolution,” said Leith Anderson, president of the National Association of Evangelicals (NAE). “But they vehemently agree that God is the creator of the earth. How God chose to create is important, but it is secondary.” …

Evangelical Leaders Own Guns, But Want Stricter Laws

September 19, 2017 ...

“Evangelical leaders have nuanced views on guns. Many own guns for hunting or protection. Some own antiques with no bullets. They accept the Second Amendment, but also deeply grieve when weapons are used to take innocent lives,” said Leith Anderson, president of the National Association of Evangelicals (NAE). The majority of evangelical leaders (55 percent) …