Mental Illness, Suicide and the Church

July 15, 2018 ...

In Today’s Conversion podcast, which is hosted by NAE President Leith Anderson, you’ll learn: What the most common forms of mental illnesses are in the United States; How social media and Internet use impact the mental health of young people; What roles churches and medicine play in treatment; and How to address the stigma of …

How the iPhone Makes Haters

July 9, 2018 ...

My impossible dream of putting the iPhone genie back in the bottle is probably not for the reasons you think. I’m as concerned as anyone about pornography, and wish I could cut screen time to protect all the synapses I fear he’s frying as his eyes are transfixed on the glowing screen. But my real …

Technophobic Pastors of Tech-Addicted Churches

July 9, 2018 ...

Consider this terrifying description of the introduction of “electric elevators” in the late 1800s on the Engineering and Technology History Wiki website: The electrical elevator led to the birth of the skyscraper, but acceptance of the electrified elevator option did not occur overnight. Electricity was a new technology and a source of both fear and …

Win for Pro-Life Crisis Pregnancy Centers

July 3, 2018 ...

The case challenged a 2015 California law that required centers offering licensed medical care to provide their clients with information on where they can obtain free or low-cost abortions. The centers argued that the law compels pro-life citizens to deliver a pro-abortion message, when their purpose is to encourage expectant mothers to choose alternatives to …

On Social Media in the Church

July 2, 2018 ...

How did your interest in leveraging social media for kingdom impact develop? I’ve always been interested in every aspect of the media. I did five internships in college: journalism, public relations, advertising, television production, and my final internship was with FOX 6 News in San Diego. I thought I would pursue broadcast news as a …

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 …