Bright Hopes for Tomorrow

December 23, 2019 ...

Evangelical churches in America are doing well, and evangelicalism around the rest of the world is booming—especially in Africa, South America, and parts of Asia and Europe. To flourish in the coming decade, what trends should American pastors anticipate? Let’s risk some predictions for 2029. Read the full article at Christianity Today.

Nonprofit Parking Tax Repealed

December 23, 2019 ...

“This is a tax that should never have been imposed, and we are thankful Congress has overturned it,” said Galen Carey, NAE vice president of government relations. “Churches and charities will now have more resources available for serving their communities.” The NAE calls on Congress to take the next step in tax reform by supporting …

Are Santa Claus & the Easter Bunny Welcome at Church?

December 17, 2019 ...

“Christmas and Easter are the historic holidays of Christian faith,” said Leith Anderson, president of the National Association of Evangelicals (NAE). “Both have been commercialized in America. Personally, I choose to keep both centered on Jesus, because he is bigger and better than all the distractions. But, it is interesting to learn the range of …

Changing a Denomination’s Theological Statement

December 15, 2019 ...

Hosted by Leith Anderson, this podcast will help you understand: How the EFCA’s history with premillennialism influenced the decision; What resources and conversations were needed for pastors and churches to consider the change; Why some EFCA pastors didn’t want the Statement of Faith to change; and What recommendations EFCA leaders would offer to other groups …

In Political Conversations, Evangelical Leaders Don’t Seek to Persuade Others

December 2, 2019 ...

Leith Anderson, president of the National Association of Evangelicals (NAE), said, “In general, evangelical leaders value relationships over political positions. They do have opinions, and they seek to maintain both positions and relationships. It is also clear that evangelical leaders seek to be publicly nonpartisan.” Many of the evangelical leaders surveyed noted that with the …

We’re Hiring

November 22, 2019 ...

Director of Membership & Development The National Association of Evangelicals (NAE) is seeking an energetic leader to cultivate and expand our membership and development work. The NAE has served for over 75 years as an Influence for Good as we connect and represent evangelical Christians. Founded in 1942, the NAE represents more than 45,000 local …

The Real Story of Church and State

November 15, 2019 ...

Based out of the University of Missouri, Carl has published widely in the area of religious liberty and church-state relations. He has also served as NAE legal counsel since 2002. In this podcast, you’ll learn: How different states handled the relationship between church and state in early America; Who were the “religious dissenters” that played …

International Treaties on Nuclear Weapons Should Be Strengthened

October 30, 2019 ...

Leith Anderson, president of the National Association of Evangelicals (NAE), said, “Evangelicals believe the Bible, and the Bible calls us to seek peace. Limiting the proliferation of nuclear weapons and praying for reductions in nuclear weapons is rooted in the peace-priority of Scripture and makes common sense.” Other evangelical leaders expressed their support for stronger …

Lessons From a Pregnant Hostage

October 28, 2019 ...

It was 1974 when I was taken hostage by a liberation front seeking independence for Eritrea on the horn of Africa. What my captors didn’t know as they forced me to run for miles is that I was four months pregnant. My co-nurse and friend, Anna, was killed during that race. This was the year …

The Future of Roe v. Wade

October 28, 2019 ...

Justice Blackmun’s opinion in Roe made up a right to abortion in American history, and admitted that because a woman “carries an embryo and, later, a fetus” that “[t]he situation therefore is inherently different” from any previous precedent decided by the court. There is nothing in the text of the Constitution mentioning “abortion” or “privacy.” …