Food, Faith & Writing

April 15, 2019 ...

In this podcast, you’ll hear from Margaret, a best-selling author and food enthusiast, on: Why God is the “original foodie”; How researching food changed the way she thinks about God; What the Bible teaches about the dark side of our relationship to food; and Where she gets inspiration for her writing. Read a Portion of …

Good News on Ministerial Housing Allowance

March 27, 2019 ...

The allowance, found in section 107(2) of the Internal Revenue Code, allows churches to either provide a parsonage or designate a reasonable part of a minister’s compensation package as a housing allowance that is then excluded from taxable income. According to the congressional Joint Committee on Taxation, the allowance saves ministers an estimated $700 million …

NAE Encourages Paid Family Leave

March 18, 2019 ...

Only 6 percent of low-income workers, 5 percent of part-time workers, and 10 percent of small business employees receive any paid parental leave.[i] As a result, one in four mothers returns to work within two weeks of giving birth. Nine in 10 fathers who don’t have paid leave go back to work within one week. …

Paid Family Leave

March 18, 2019 ...

From the first pages of the Bible we see the central role of the family in God’s plan for human flourishing. God entrusts fathers and mothers with the care of their children. Science confirms the wisdom of God’s plan, revealing the critical importance of loving nurture between parents and newborns in promoting healthy brain development.[i] …

Everything You Need to Know About Pastoring Cross-Cultural Churches

March 15, 2019 ...

In this podcast, Randy and Leith discuss: How terms like “cross-cultural” and “multi-ethnic” are distinct; Whether every church should be cross-cultural; How to deal with differing cultural preferences about music, preaching and other things; and Whether there is a certain profile that helps make someone successful as a pastor of a cross-cultural church. Read a Portion …

Religious Liberty & Civil Rights

March 14, 2019 ...

In early 21st century America, there has been an intensifying conflict between protection of individual and organizational religious liberty and the civil rights of LGBT persons. Both sides of this polarization have factions calling for laws that are perceived as oppressive and discriminatory by others. Some have sought solutions acceptable to all. The primary approaches …

NAE Calls for Sexual Misconduct Prevention

March 12, 2019 ...

NAE President Leith Anderson said, “Many evangelical churches and ministries already have systems in place addressing sexual misconduct and abuse, but this resolution reminds us to do all we can to prevent these horrors and to protect and support victims.” The resolution states, “In the face of such evil, complacency is not an option. No …

A Call to Sexual Purity and Child Protection

March 12, 2019 ...

In the face of such evil, complacency is not an option. No leader should assume that sexual misconduct and child abuse occurs only in other churches or denominations. Every church needs clear policies that are consistently implemented to prevent abuses and to deal decisively with any violations of trust in full cooperation with the legal …

Evangelical Organizations Offer Confidential Ways to Report Misconduct

March 1, 2019 ...

“Ministry organizations recognize the threat and reality of real and potential sexual misconduct. It’s impressive that so many have set up systems to report,” said Leith Anderson, NAE president. “Confidential reporting systems are good but only part of what needs to be done. How reports are handled is really important. Many organizations need outside help …