Once-a-Month Communion is the Norm

February 1, 2013 ...

“Throughout church history, Christians have celebrated the Lord’s Table in many different ways and with varying frequency,” said Leith Anderson, President of the National Association of Evangelicals (NAE). “Right now, the trend among evangelicals is once a month, which seems to balance taking communion regularly while not replacing the central role of the sermon in …

Deliver Us From Evil

September 22, 2012 ...

On the other hand, there are parts of the church which teach that God’s promised shalom encompasses the here and now in such a way as to ensure health, wealth, and safety for any Christian walking in his will; to miss out on these things is evidence of lack of faith and obedience. The fact …

How the Church Can Promote Religious Freedom

September 22, 2012 ...

Iran’s Supreme Court upheld his conviction and sentence in a July 2011 ruling, leaving the date of his execution to the provincial court. Surprisingly, however, that court acquitted him of apostasy and released him from prison on Sept. 8, 2012. Unfortunately, it convicted him of evangelizing Muslims, though it sentenced him to time already served. …

Civility Starts in Church

February 1, 2012 ...

“Our leaders mostly pointed the finger back on themselves, evangelical pastors and churches. Fixing the problem of incivility starts with us, not with ‘them out there,’” said Leith Anderson, NAE President. Leaders offered specific tactics for increasing civility: Hold retreats, seminars or extended studies on how civility relates to Christian responsibility. Get to know fellow …

Churches Will Try to Patch Holes in Public Safety Net

January 1, 2012 ...

Many agreed with Ken Hunn, Executive Director of The Brethren Church, who said, “We will always respond as we can to need. If the need increases, so will our attention to that need.” George Wood, General Superintendent of the Assemblies of God, added that his denomination has already increased its compassionate giving substantially during the …

NAE Board Approves ‘Lowering the Debt, Raising the Poor’ Resolution

March 21, 2011 ...

“Clearly the current fiscal course is not sustainable,” said Leith Anderson, NAE President. “We welcome the renewed attention on the national debt, which now tops $14 trillion. At the same time, we urge special attention to how new legislation would impact those who are poor.” Most Americans overestimate what percentage of their tax dollars go …

Evangelical Leaders Say Tithe Not Required

February 1, 2011 ...

“The Old Testament called for multiple tithes, sort of combining government taxes with religious stewardship. Many churches later adopted 10 percent as the standard,” said Leith Anderson, NAE President. “Since there is such a strong evangelical tradition of tithing I was a little surprised that a majority of our evangelical leaders say the tithe system …