Supporting Families with Children and Low-Income Workers

March 5, 2021 ...

The National Association of Evangelicals commends bipartisan proposals to offer greater support to families by strengthening and making permanent improvements to the Child Tax Credit. Children are a gift from God, and a blessing to our nation. Parents who invest in nurturing children and raising the next generation need and deserve our support. The Child …

Will Evangelical Leaders Receive the COVID-19 Vaccine?

February 26, 2021 ...

Walter Kim, president of the National Association of Evangelicals (NAE), said, “While some have concerns about the newness of the vaccine, possible side effects or efficacy, a careful look at the science behind the vaccines is convincing and the Christian ethic to love is compelling.” Kim recently hosted a podcast conversation with Dr. Francis Collins, director …

Equality Act Lacks Religious Freedom Protections

February 25, 2021 ...

While the Equality Act offers protections for LGBT individuals, its current form threatens to turn houses of worship and other religious spaces into “public accommodations” subject to intrusive government intervention, in violation of the First Amendment. Where these new rights conflict with the rights of religious people, the Equality Act offers no protection and explicitly removes the existing protection of the Religious Freedom Restoration Act.    “Instead of offering …

Fight Conspiracy Theories and Welcome the Vaccines

February 24, 2021 ...

Both of us in recent weeks have hosted webinars with our friend and fellow Christian Francis Collins, director of the National Institutes of Health, answering every possible question we could imagine regarding the safety and efficacy of the vaccines. We did so because we know that, according to surveys, roughly a quarter of the public …

Kaitlyn Schiess | Spiritual Formation for Public Life

February 15, 2021 ...

In Today’s Conversation podcast with NAE President Walter Kim, Kaitlyn invites us to expand our understanding of spiritual formation and examine what practices may be shaping our worldview. Walter and Kaitlyn also discuss: Why spiritual formation is broader than internal work; How different generations — particularly Gen Z — approach spiritual formation and politics; What …

Complicated for Us, Not for God

February 9, 2021 ...

But God specializes in the complicated. The gospel thrives in the complicated. A common hubris of modernity is assuming that we live in unprecedented times. We must remember that the Church was birthed amidst multiple complexities. Through conquests and consolidation, the Roman empire precipitated the greatest mass migration of people that the world had known. …

On Christian College Survival

February 9, 2021 ...

How do churches and the broader culture benefit from having leaders and members who have received a Christ-centered college education? Christian higher education produces committed, compassionate, convicted citizens who want to engage deeply in this world, not in spite of their faith but because of their faith. Christian colleges and universities focus on developing resilient …

Cultivating a Politically Diverse Church

February 8, 2021 ...

Less than a month before the national election in 2016 our church held a congregational forum. Two members — a Republican and a Democrat — shared how they were going to vote and why. They then answered questions from me, each other, and the congregation about their political thinking and what shaped it. Following my …

Where Do We Go From Here?

February 3, 2021 ...

On the first Easter day, Mary Magdalene was weeping in the garden outside Jesus’ empty tomb (John 20:1–18). To her astonishment, Jesus met her, spoke to her and gave her a commission. She was to go and tell the disciples, who were in hiding, that he was alive and that he was now to be …