Books That Should Be Written

February 3, 2016 ...

“The proposed book topics speak to the challenges and opportunities evangelicals will face in coming years,” said Leith Anderson, president of the National Association of Evangelicals (NAE). “Many are concerned with how we will continue to engage in a culture that some feel is increasingly hostile to biblical Christianity.” One leader provided the title, “Living …

Felons Should Be Allowed to Vote

December 1, 2015 ...

While many states restore voting rights to individuals automatically after they exit jail or prison, others permanently disenfranchise ex-offenders or require that they petition the government to have their rights restored. According to Justice Fellowship, nearly 6 million American citizens are barred from voting — three fourths of whom have already served their sentences. “Evangelicals …

Rubio Leads List for Evangelical Leaders; Many Undecided

October 29, 2015 ...

Ben Carson and John Kasich trailed Rubio — each with 12 percent. Jeb Bush received 9 percent of the votes. Other candidates — including Hillary Clinton, Ted Cruz, Mike Huckabee and Donald Trump — received an insignificant number of votes. “Rubio represents a new generation of conservative leadership to many,” said Leith Anderson, NAE president. …

Forced Out of Ministry

September 9, 2015 ...

“There is a rising trend of involuntary pastoral terminations with the rise of congregational expectations of their pastors at a time when pastoral ministry is considered one of America’s most demanding and difficult jobs,” said Leith Anderson, president of the National Association of Evangelicals (NAE). Bill Lenz, senior pastor of Christ the Rock Community Church …

Education Funding Should Follow Students

August 24, 2015 ...

“The large majority of support for portable funding should not be understood as opposition to public education but advocacy for children and parental choice,” said Leith Anderson, president of the National Association of Evangelicals (NAE). “Guiding their children’s education is one of the most important expressions of faithful parenting.” Carmen Fowler LaBerge, president of Presbyterian …

NAE Leaders Support Action on Clean Air, Water

March 1, 2015 ...

“Instead of dismissing government action on environment, evangelical leaders are saying loud and clear that we all need to do our part in caring for God’s creation,” said Leith Anderson, NAE president. “Physical environment is foundational to the functioning of a healthy society.” Mitch Hescox, president of the Evangelical Environmental Network, said, “Just as we …

What People Look for in Churches

February 1, 2015 ...

Leith Anderson, president of the National Association of Evangelicals (NAE), said, “The question asks why people choose a church. The answer is that there is no one answer. People choose churches for very different reasons. There are even differences in the most common answers — friendliness, children’s programs and worship music come in wide varieties.” …

Publicly Praying Alongside Non-Christians

January 1, 2015 ...

Leith Anderson, President of the National Association of Evangelicals (NAE), said, “I’m a little surprised by the unanimity of evangelicals praying alongside leaders of non-Christian religions. They believe in the importance of Christian prayer more than they worry about being misunderstood.” Prayer is a central part of evangelical Christian faith and practice. The recent survey …