Evangelical Leaders “Like” Social Media

May 1, 2011 ...

“Evangelical leaders find that social media can be helpful in connecting with congregants and constituents, in addition to building relationships with their friends and family,” said Leith Anderson, President of the National Association of Evangelicals (NAE). “As ministers, you go where the people are. If the people are online, you go online.” Facebook dominated the …

Evangelical Leaders Say Tithe Not Required

February 1, 2011 ...

“The Old Testament called for multiple tithes, sort of combining government taxes with religious stewardship. Many churches later adopted 10 percent as the standard,” said Leith Anderson, NAE President. “Since there is such a strong evangelical tradition of tithing I was a little surprised that a majority of our evangelical leaders say the tithe system …

Premillennialism Reigns in Evangelical Theology

January 1, 2011 ...

“It’s in our human nature to want to prepare ourselves – physically, emotionally, spiritually – for what might be ahead,” said Leith Anderson, President of the National Association of Evangelicals (NAE). “Among evangelicals, the most popular strand of eschatological thought is premillennialism, but even within premillennialism there varieties of views and beliefs.” The January Evangelical …

Evangelical Leaders Meet Their Congressional Members

September 1, 2010 ...

NAE President Leith Anderson said, “Amazing — half of evangelical leaders have personally met with the congressional representatives. Adding phone calls and mail raises the percentage even higher. Some may say the motivation is primarily political persuasion. I think it is primarily good Christian citizenship.” Like others, Rosemary Schindler, President of Schindler’s Ark, said she …

Most Favor Continued U.S. Presence in Afghanistan

August 1, 2010 ...

Many agree with Steve Moore, President of The Mission Exchange, who said, “We have no choice but to finish what we started, but I’m increasingly doubtful we can solve the problems we are facing with traditional military options.” The survey highlighted the complexity of judgments toward the war with 34 percent of evangelical leaders opting …

Some Evangelical Leaders Drink; Most Don’t

May 1, 2010 ...

“Alcohol and its effects have been a major challenge in American society,” said Leith Anderson, President of the National Association of Evangelicals. “Just as society has dealt with it, as evidenced in the 18th and 21st amendments, so have evangelicals looked at how to appropriately interact with alcohol.” Although no explanations were requested by the …