Most Evangelical Leaders Identify as Independents

October 31, 2018 ...

“Most evangelical leaders prioritize their Christian identity over political party identity,” said Leith Anderson, president of the National Association of Evangelicals (NAE). “Faith comes first whether independent, Democrat, Republican or another registration.” Comments from the survey indicate there is general agreement that even when a church leader has a definite partisan commitment on a personal …

NAE Laments Synagogue Shooting

October 31, 2018 ...

“Words of dismay and lament flow to the synagogue and Jewish community of Pittsburgh and beyond. Our hearts are broken. Tears outnumber words,” said Leith Anderson, NAE president. The NAE remembers the cry of the Prophet Jeremiah: A voice is heard in Ramah, mourning and great weeping, Rachel weeping for her children and refusing to …

Loving Outside Our ZIP Code

October 22, 2018 ...

It’s called parochialism — “a limited or narrow outlook, especially focused on a local area.” The most famous verse in the Bible says that “God so loved the world that he sent his one and only Son” (John 3:16). The Greek word for world is kosmos and includes the people I’ve never met and the …

Andrew Brunson Released From Prison in Turkey

October 17, 2018 ...

The National Association of Evangelicals (NAE) joins with the EPC, an NAE member denomination, and Christians everywhere in celebrating his release and return. The NAE thanks President Donald Trump; Vice President Mike Pence; Secretary of State Mike Pompeo; Ambassador-at-Large for International Religious Freedom Sam Brownback; and Senators Lindsey Graham, Jean Shaheen and Thom Tillis for …

Hope, Humility and History

October 16, 2018 ...

It is imperative that evangelicals study their past and come to terms with it. This requires us to lament the moments in which we have failed and celebrate the moments when the good news of the gospel has changed lives, set people on a course for eternity with God, and led them to act in …

Civility From Above

October 16, 2018 ...

These days there is little need to make that case. Evangelicals are active in the public square — even notoriously so. But we have not engaged in our activism in a manner that has endeared us to others. Some polls show that even our own younger generation of evangelicals see the white evangelical movement as …

Evangelicals and the #MeToo Movement

October 15, 2018 ...

In this podcast, you’ll hear Kathy, a longtime leader at InterVarsity Christian Fellowship, and Leith discuss: How power plays into sexual harassment and abuse; What conversations churches and parents should have about consent; How the #MeToo movement has impacted the Church; and What pastors and churches should do about it. Read a Portion of the …

A Guide for Evangelical Public Policy

October 9, 2018 ...

In the middle of the 20th century, the focus of evangelical civic engagement ranged from public morality at home to peace, freedom and security in the international arena. Toward the end of the 20th century, evangelicals became known for a strong commitment to religious freedom, the protection of the unborn, and traditional family values. The …

Why Racial Justice is a Priority for Today

October 9, 2018 ...

He asserts that we must be clear about the influence of family history and patterns, because the blessings and sins of families have lasting impact. The consequences of actions often repeat themselves in families through three to four generations. Undiscovered or unexamined, we often find ourselves unwittingly shaped, informed and influenced by forces and factors …