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, …

Theology of Entertainment

February 13, 2017 ...

He said that “muse” means to think and the “a” means “not” (in college I learned that’s a privative alpha negation). In other words, amusements are non-thinking. My father’s point was probably to avoid popular entertainment, because it is thoughtless. I’ve mused about this random parental lesson and decided that there are times when I …

Top Policy Issues of 2017

February 13, 2017 ...

While the open-ended question led to a variety of answers, 63 percent of evangelical leaders named religious freedom and 46 percent listed immigration/refugees when answering, “What will be the most important public policy issues for evangelicals to address in 2017?” “If the first weeks under the new administration are any indication, evangelical leaders accurately identified …

Evangelical Leaders Publish Pro-Refugee Letter in Washington Post

February 8, 2017 ...

The letter, organized by World Relief, was published this morning as a full page ad in The Washington Post and included notable signatories, such as authors Tim and Kathy Keller, Bill and Lynne Hybels, and Ann Voskamp, among others. “While politicians debate and courts deliberate, we are Christians who pray for refugees,” Anderson said. World Relief …

On Christian Hip-Hop

February 6, 2017 ...

How did you come to faith? I came to faith through music, which is why I’m passionate about the gospel and the arts. As a teenager, I was in a dark situation. I lived in an under-resourced, underprivileged and under-protected neighborhood. I was able to do well in school and got accepted into a program …

Making Wise Movie and TV Choices for Our Families

February 6, 2017 ...

I’ll admit, it can seem overwhelming. Some of us grew up with just a handful of channels. Now, everyone — from Amazon to Netflix to broadcast networks to movie studios — wants a piece of the action. Cartoons were a Saturday-morning treat back in my day, not something you could watch 24/7 on half-a-dozen cable …

Responding to the Current Refugee Crisis

February 2, 2017 ...

Thank you to those who organized today’s briefing, and for all who have taken time to show support for refugees. I am honored to speak today on behalf of evangelical Christians who along with many other Americans care deeply about the 65 million refugees and internally displaced persons in the world who have fled their …

Cultivation and Creation

January 31, 2017 ...

As steam rises from the rapidly cooling pan, I will deglaze it with a wooden spatula, then add red kidney beans, black beans, corn and bulgur wheat cooked in tomato juice. When the whole mixture has returned to a boil, I will turn down the heat to a barely visible simmering flame. I will have …