Evangelicals Call for Prayer for Peace on Korean Peninsula

March 27, 2018 ...

“Evangelicals have long been concerned about religious persecution and other human rights violations in North Korea, as well as the destabilizing impact of North Korea’s nuclear program,” said Leith Anderson, president of the National Association of Evangelicals (NAE). “Now we face the possibility of a war in which many thousands, and perhaps millions of civilians, …

What’s Going on in Asian American Christianity?

March 15, 2018 ...

In this podcast, you’ll also hear Daniel, who trains Asian Americans for church leadership and others for ministry to Asian Americans, explain: The challenges Asian American Christian leaders face when serving in non-Asian majority contexts; The diversity within Asian American churches; The history and growth of Asian immigration to the United States; and How Asian …

Billy Graham, Champion of the Gospel, Dies at 99

February 21, 2018 ...

“Billy Graham has been the best known face and voice of evangelicalism for more than half a century,” said Leith Anderson, NAE President. “With Christian graciousness, he transcended political and religious differences to faithfully proclaim the gospel of Jesus Christ.” Graham is credited as preaching the gospel to nearly 215 million, not including those reached …

Religion vs. Science

February 15, 2018 ...

In Today’s Conversation with NAE President Leith Anderson, you’ll hear a noted sociologist share findings from her research of over 10,000 Americans and explain: The fundamental questions that shape how Americans approach science; What people of faith — particularly evangelicals — believe about the Earth’s origin; What informs attitudes towards the environment and climate change; and …

Billy Melvin, Past NAE Leader, Dies at 88

February 7, 2018 ...

“Billy Melvin led and loved the National Association of Evangelicals during the rapid expansion of evangelicalism in America,” said Leith Anderson, NAE president. “He blessed and encouraged me as the once youngest member of the NAE board, in our travel together across developing countries of Africa, and more recently as a supporter of the NAE …

NAE’s Beginning

February 6, 2018 ...

They focused on evangelism and found the radio to be an effective medium for broadcasting their message. Lacking a central organizing body, the community centered around engaging personalities and independent institutions. The downside to this emerging popular movement was that many radio preachers, Christian college presidents and pulpiteers spoke and acted independently. At times they …

Evangelicals Leaders Don’t Want Partisan Political Identity

February 5, 2018 ...

“Interesting commentary flowed in with the responses to this survey question,” said Leith Anderson, president of the National Association of Evangelicals (NAE). “There is angst over media coverage and popular thought that identifies evangelicals with this or any president. Evangelicals are so many and so diverse that leaders are wary when media gives the impression …

Not Just About U.S.

January 29, 2018 ...

The term was popularized by Martin Luther and his German evangelischel congregations. William Wilberforce, who pressed the British Commonwealth to outlaw slave trading, brought the term and its usage into the public forum at the turn of the 1800s as a social force for good. In time the word became synonymous with Protestants who pressed …

Evangelical ≠ Political

January 29, 2018 ...

When I ask why “evangelical” should be abandoned, the answer is almost always about politics. They tell me that our name has been co-opted by politicians and policies that are polarizing and painful. They say they are being identified with policies contrary to the Bible and blamed for practices they don’t approve. They contend that …