Working Across Boundaries

February 20, 2019 ...

Both men lived in Arlington, Virginia, just blocks away from one another, and Gaebelein became a mentor. One conversation I’ll never forget. At a dinner put on by Helga Henry, they asked, “Would the NAE lean into the moment and reach out to be the voice for all evangelicals?” Gaebelein was a Democrat who put …

The History of Islam

February 15, 2019 ...

In this podcast, you’ll hear from a Christian scholar of Islam on: The role of commerce in the spread of Islam; How the main segments of Islam (Sunnis and Shiites) developed; The historical background of “jihad” and how Muslims understand it; and Why Christian and Muslim relations soured. Read a Portion of the Transcript Leith: …

On NAE’s Future

February 14, 2019 ...

What is the National Association of Evangelicals good at doing right now? The NAE has been serving the evangelical community for 75 years, and today all of that history and experience has built an association that is as large, strong and significant as it has ever been. In the midst of our diverse and dynamic …

Better Together

February 11, 2019 ...

That feeling of being different pervaded Pentecostalism in the first few decades of its existence. These were the heady decades of the Fundamentalist-Modernist controversy in American Protestantism. The Assemblies of God — along with other Pentecostal denominations — clearly mustered in the ranks of conservative doctrine. Indeed, in 1928, Pentecostal Evangel editor Stanley Frodsham declared, …

Unborn Face New Perils in New York

February 7, 2019 ...

New York may be a state that welcomes immigrants, but it has become a more hazardous place for the unborn. The Reproductive Health Act, which became law on January 22, 2019, allows doctors, physician’s assistants and nurse practitioners to abort pregnancies at any stage of development — up to and including the ninth month — …

75 for the 75th

February 4, 2019 ...

“Every family needs a kitchen table. The National Association of Evangelicals serves as convener and organizer and switchboard and shaper. It gives to the evangelical world and beyond a much-needed influence.” John Ortberg In April 1942, evangelical leaders across the United States met in St. Louis to draft a constitution for an evangelical association. The …

NAE Launches Search for Next President

February 1, 2019 ...

Leith Anderson, who has served as the organization’s president since 2006 after twice serving as interim president, plans to retire at the end of 2019. The NAE Board of Directors has been preparing for this transition for several years through a detailed presidential succession plan. The NAE president is a key leadership position for the …

Everything You Need to Know About Pastoring Large Churches

January 15, 2019 ...

In this podcast, Bryant and Leith discuss: How expectations for pastors of large churches differ from the expectations of pastors in small-to-medium sized churches; The future of the megachurch movement in the United States; What characteristics a person needs to have to be an effective pastor of a large church; and The case for attending …

Pro-Life Brief Heads to Supreme Court

January 14, 2019 ...

In December, the National Association of Evangelicals joined an amicus brief in Commissioner of Indiana Department of Health v. Planned Parenthood of Indiana with the Ethics and Religious Liberty Commission, Concerned Women for America, National Legal Foundation and Pacific Justice Institute on a cert petition to the U.S. Supreme Court appealing the 7th Circuit ruling.  The …

Congress Approves First Step Toward Criminal Justice Reform

December 21, 2018 ...

“The First Step Act responds to longstanding concerns that have been expressed by the National Association of Evangelicals and others about the overuse of incarceration and the destructive impact of prison life,” said Galen Carey, NAE vice president of government relations. The measure strengthens rehabilitation programming in federal prisons, so that inmates are better prepared …