Robert Putnam & Shaylyn Romney Garrett | Moving Our Society from “Me” to “We”

July 15, 2021 ...

In Today’s Conversation podcast, Robert Putnam, research professor of public policy at Harvard University, and Shaylyn Romney Garrett, writer and researcher, remind us of the role Christians played in helping our nation heal before, and they offer hope that we can lead another pivotal and positive change today. Hosted by NAE President Walter Kim, Robert …

Support for Pro-Life Policies High Among Evangelical Leaders

July 14, 2021 ...

 “As evangelicals, we understand that God created human beings in his image and that every human life from conception to death has inestimable worth,” said Walter Kim, president of the National Association of Evangelicals (NAE). “As such, we seek to create a culture that celebrates life, shares concerns for human dignity, protects children, and promotes …

Discipleship in the Age of Conspiracy Theories

June 21, 2021 ...

The past few years have been a painful reminder of the consequences of this decline as we’ve witnessed the growing popularity of conspiracy theories in our churches. While we have taught our people to serve, evangelize, worship and lead, too frequently our pragmatism limits our commitment to discipling our people to think well (Romans 12:2). …

On Science and Faith

June 21, 2021 ...

Based on your research, how do people of faith view science and scientists? And how do scientists view people of faith? In “Why Science and Faith Need Each Other,” I talk about the fears different groups have of each other. In some ways people of faith fear scientists and scientists often fear people of faith. Fear can masquerade as …

How the Bereans Sought the Truth

June 21, 2021 ...

The earliest followers of Jesus understood that ideas have consequences. Those disciples could not have a casual relationship with the truth, because persecution often accompanied the gospel and faith became a matter of life and death. The Book of Acts commends the commitment to truth: “Now the Berean Jews were of more noble character than …

Why Truth-Telling Builds Bridges

June 18, 2021 ...

As believers, we espouse the importance of telling the truth, but we have at times and for sustained periods avoided facing the facts. This has been the case in matters of politics, religion and race. Too much of our understanding of the history of this country has been based on the lies of meritocracy, American …

Fulton Decision Affirms Religious Freedom Rights of Faith-Based Agencies

June 17, 2021 ...

“We are delighted that faith-based agencies will be able to continue serving our nation’s most vulnerable children in a way that honors the faith convictions that motivate their efforts,” said NAE President Walter Kim. “We need an all-hands-on-deck response to the foster care crisis, not government mandates that eliminate an important segment of the population based on their religious beliefs. As in the Fulton case, there are numerous foster agencies …

Advocating for (and With) the Poor & Vulnerable

June 16, 2021 ...

One of the means for understanding the nation of Israel’s responsibility to vulnerable populations is recognizing Israel’s history of landlessness. Within the Old Testament, there is a fluidity of land that arguably begins with the Garden of Eden (land) and the banishment of Adam and Eve after their disobedience (landless). Eventually, Abram is directed back …

James Choung | Generational Approaches for Gospel Understanding

June 15, 2021 ...

In Today’s Conversation podcast hosted by NAE President Walter Kim, James shares what each generation values, and discusses the central gospel question that must be answered for each generation. He also explains: Generational theory and why it is important in our current moment in history; The importance and motivation behind each generation’s question; How churches …