Understanding the Opioid Crisis

June 15, 2019 ...

In this podcast, Dr. Lindsay Stokes, an emergency medicine physician in Albany, New York, explains: Her experiences in the emergency room with those who are addicted to opioids; Why opioid addiction became so prevalent in the U.S.; How to identify an opioid overdose and provide life-saving help; What churches can do for those impacted by …

Evangelical Leaders Share Paid Family Leave Policies

June 10, 2019 ...

“The Bible affirms both family and work life,” said Leith Anderson, president of the National Association of Evangelicals (NAE). “For many evangelical leaders, that translates into how their ministries consider family leave policies. And many want to do more for families, particularly for families who welcome a new child.” First Church of God in Columbus, …

How to Handle Controversy

May 15, 2019 ...

Philip Ryken joins NAE President Leith Anderson in Today’s Conversation to share lessons learned and offer advice from his experience. In this podcast, you’ll hear: How past controversies can put you in a stronger position for the next one; What guidance Dr. Ryken finds in Scripture for dealing with controversies; When and how to talk …

Significant Religious Freedom Concerns on The Equality Act

May 7, 2019 ...

If the measure became law, many religious schools and charities would have to change their faith-based policies and practices, or face sanctions that could force them to close their doors. Before the House voted on the legislation, NAE President Leith Anderson joined a letter to members of Congress expressing concern over the consequences to religious …

There’s a Humanitarian Crisis on Our Border

April 25, 2019 ...

We face a humanitarian crisis along our southern border that is directly linked to a continuing crisis in El Salvador, Guatemala and Honduras — the countries known as the Northern Triangle. But a recent White House proposal to cut off aid to our struggling neighbors is not the solution and threatens to increase suffering and …

Generous Life Devotional

April 24, 2019 ...

Each day provides biblical insights on generosity and giving, along with other resources. At the end of every week, we provide an inspiring article, practical worksheet and discussion questions. It is best to go through the devotional with other people, such as your spouse, family, close friends or small group, so that you will be …

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. …