To Speak or Not to Speak

July 2, 2018 ...

Over the years, the leadership team at The Navigators has been asked to speak out on many topics. For example: abortion; political candidates; LGBT issues and same-sex marriage; refugees and immigration; race relations; class injustice; tax reform; women’s rights; creation stewardship (environmentalism); assisted suicide; and dignity and care for the elderly. There are others, but …

Evangelical Leaders Weigh in on Reducing the National Debt

June 26, 2018 ...

“What do all answers share in common when asked about government debt? Do something! The moral choice is to bless and not burden tomorrow’s generation of Americans,” said Leith Anderson, president of the National Association of Evangelicals (NAE). Evangelical leaders take the problem of unsustainable debt seriously and are open to different ways to reduce …

The Opportunity Smartphones Present the Church

June 25, 2018 ...

For Christians and church leaders my response to Twenge is simple: It doesn’t really matter. Seemingly for all of modern history, people worry about the latest trends. But these are just distractions from our mission. The same things parents say about children playing too many video games today were said in 1987. This is what …

How to Make Disciples in the 21st Century

June 15, 2018 ...

In this podcast, you’ll hear two seasoned ministry leaders discuss: How to start a discipleship relationship and keep it going; What the barriers and opportunities are for discipleship today; How smartphones and social media have changed the way we disciple; and How to promote discipleship in churches. Read a Portion of the Transcript Leith: I …

NAE Welcomes Masterpiece Decision

June 5, 2018 ...

“This decision is a win not just for Jack Phillips, but for all Americans who care about freedom of conscience and religion,” said Leith Anderson, NAE president. “Government must not demonize the religion or religious beliefs of its citizens.” A Colorado commissioner had compared Phillips’ religious opposition to same-sex marriage to Nazis who operated concentration …

Evangelical Leaders Urge President Trump to Keep Families Together

June 1, 2018 ...

Dear Mr. President: As evangelical leaders representing tens of thousands of local churches, campus communities, and ministries we are concerned that the new “zero tolerance” policy at the U.S.-Mexico border, recently announced by Attorney General Sessions and being implemented by the Department of Justice and the Department of Homeland Security, has had the effect of …

Addressing Radical Islamism

May 21, 2018 ...

As the director of the Islam and Religious Freedom Action Team at the Religious Freedom Institute, Jennifer studies and works in partnership with Muslims supporting religious freedom. In this webinar, she decodes common assumptions about Islam and offer practical ideas for countering radical Islamism. Understanding the radicalization process and why violent extremists hate Western culture …

Unravelling the Mysteries of Millennials

May 15, 2018 ...

In Today’s Conversation with Leith Anderson, Jolene Erlacher unravels the mysteries of Millennials with practical tips to engage them in ongoing ministry. In this podcast, you’ll hear an expert on generations share: Why it’s important to study Millennials in particular; What the unique challenges are for Millennials in ministry positions; How Millennials are different and …