Pray Together Sunday – July 9, 2017

April 15, 2017 ...

  Set aside a time for prayer during your Sunday worship service — joining with churches across different denominations and traditions — and lift a collective prayer for spiritual renewal in our communities and nation. At the heart of Pray Together Sunday is the belief that Jesus changes everything. With one voice, we will ask …

Challenges for Christian Colleges

April 15, 2017 ...

Podcast: Play in new window | DownloadSubscribe: iTunes | Android | RSS In Today’s Conversation podcast, Leith Anderson talks with Shirley Hoogstra about the challenges and opportunities of Christian colleges, including: Recent case studies challenging the religious freedom of Christian colleges, particularly as it relates to biblical marriage and LGBT rights; Innovative approaches providing more opportunities for …

Pastors Shouldn’t Endorse Politicians

March 29, 2017 ...

“Evangelicals emphasize evangelism, and pastors often avoid controversies that might take priority over the gospel message,” said Leith Anderson, president of the National Association of Evangelicals (NAE). “Most pastors I know don’t want to endorse politicians. They want to focus on teaching the Bible.” William Bohline, founding pastor of Hosanna! Lutheran Church, said, “The pulpit …

U.S. Foreign Aid: One Percent Saves Lives

March 22, 2017 ...

Our national generosity makes me proud to be an American. When visiting some of the poorest places on Earth, I’ve seen the people whose lives have been saved by U.S. foreign assistance. They are children with HIV/AIDS who are healthy due to antiretroviral drugs. They are widows who have been brutalized by war who have …

Protect Foreign Assistance

March 16, 2017 ...

Dear Majority Leader McConnell, Minority Leader Schumer, Speaker Ryan, and Minority Leader Pelosi, As Christian leaders, it’s an honor to represent dedicated and faithful citizens living in every congressional district in this country.  We’re writing to share our support for the International Affairs Budget that every day brings hope to poor, hungry, vulnerable and displaced …

Our Refugee Crisis

March 15, 2017 ...

Podcast: Play in new window | DownloadSubscribe: iTunes | Android | RSS In this podcast, you’ll hear Leith Anderson, NAE president, and Scott Arbeiter, World Relief president, discuss: How the U.S. refugee vetting process differs from European countries; Our country’s response to the refugee crisis thus far; Whether the United States should prioritize persecuted Christians who …

Religious Freedom is for Non-Christians Too

February 28, 2017 ...

In this survey, evangelical leaders deviate from the general American population that places a higher priority on preserving the religious freedom of some groups rather than others. “Evangelical leaders believe religious freedom is a basic human right for all people, and that protecting the religious freedom for people of other faiths is protecting their own …

Churches Serving Refugees

February 21, 2017 ...

These communications call us to welcome, advocate for and aid refugees. For Christ-followers, there is the biblical mandate to serve the widow, orphan, homeless and destitute. We also have an opportunity to share the good news with those from countries closed to Western missionaries. Evangelical churches are responding to this call. World Relief, the NAE’s …

What’s Up With Mormons?

February 15, 2017 ...

Podcast: Play in new window | DownloadSubscribe: iTunes | Android | RSS In this podcast, you’ll hear from a former Mormon, now evangelical leader in Utah on: The main distinctives between historical, biblical Christianity and Mormonism; A dialogue approach with Mormons; What Mormons and evangelicals have in common; and How the LDS church has changed …

Hollywood’s Elusive Hope

February 13, 2017 ...

Andy Warhol observed, “It’s the movies that have really been running things in America, ever since they were invented. They show you what to do; how to do it; when to do it; how to feel about it; and how to look when you feel about it.” He said this in 1966, and if anything, …