Thoughtful, Knowledgeable Voices

October 25, 2019 ...

The state prosecutors had already threatened the pastor with jail if he refused to testify about his conversation with the accused. I had done enough research on the clergy-penitent privilege to know that many states, including the state in which the pastor lived, recognized only a very narrow privilege for a clergy member not to …

Let There Be Life

October 23, 2019 ...

“It’s a boy!” The 2 a.m. phone call came to me because I was their pastor. The new dad called me first. I was the 25 year old pastor of a congregation averaging under 200 on Sundays in a Colorado town of 23,000. The numbers didn’t matter. It was about the life of a newborn …

Cultivating a Pro-Life Congregation Without Being Polarizing

October 21, 2019 ...

Teach Scripture We start by teaching Scripture, which contains all the power and wisdom of God. Our words may not change minds but God’s Word does. Abortion may not ever be abolished politically. Even if Roe v. Wade is overturned, the issue returns to the states, and many of them are pro-abortion. If outlawed in …

NAE Appoints Walter Kim as Next President

October 17, 2019 ...

“As a proven pastor, scholar and thought leader, Walter brings an incredible combination of skills to lead the National Association of Evangelicals into the next decade,” said Roy Taylor, chair of the NAE Board of Directors. “His ability to think critically and engage charitably has garnered respect and enthusiasm among our leaders as we consider …

Fearfully and Wonderfully Made?

October 16, 2019 ...

One is that all human beings bear God’s image (Genesis 1:27), so we should reject technologies that attempt to modify or eliminate this essential aspect of human nature. A second is that children are not products, but begotten gifts (Psalm 127:3-5), with whom God has been present from the beginning (Psalm 139:13-14). A third is …

Behind the Scenes of The Salvation Army

October 15, 2019 ...

Commissioner David Hudson joins Today’s Conversation with Leith Anderson to explain: What most people don’t understand about The Salvation Army; How an organization that was started in the 1800s has adapted and remained relevant today; What the Army has learned about poverty through its enhanced case management program; and How the organization functions as a …

Today’s Abortion Conversation

October 14, 2019 ...

This possibility has pro-life and pro-choice groups firing up their respective constituencies and flexing their advocacy muscles. New York and Virginia have taken the approach of codifying their statutory rights to abortion, allowing the procedure up to the point of birth if necessary to protect the life or health of the mother. North Dakota, Georgia …

Theology of Sex

October 1, 2019 ...

To provide some assistance, the NAE published a Bible-based “Theology of Sex.” It is a brief booklet, but its content is robust. The NAE organized a drafting team of distinguished evangelical scholars from the Assemblies of God Theological Seminary, Bethel University, Calvin College, Gordon-Conwell Theological Seminary, George Fox University, Wheaton College and the NAE Board …

Lessons Learned Through a Medical Crisis

September 15, 2019 ...

In this podcast, you’ll be inspired as you hear John share: How God used his illness to strengthen his faith and ministry; What encouragement he offers to those who do not see healing in their future; How the medical crisis impacted his marriage; and How God miraculously healed him. Read a Portion of the Transcript …

Most Have Not Made Funeral Plans, But Think They Should

September 4, 2019 ...

“Planning for funerals shouldn’t be limited to the elderly and to a distant date. Some die young. Death comes by surprise. Advance planning can be a gift and blessing to those who are shocked and grieving,” said Leith Anderson, president of the National Association of Evangelicals (NAE). “I have 100 percent chance of dying,” said …