A Call to Prayer for President-Elect & Vice President-Elect, and for Unity in the Nation

November 11, 2020 ...

In the statement, we commit to pray for President-Elect Joe Biden, current President Donald Trump, Vice President-Elect Kamala Harris and current Vice President Mike Pence; for cooperation during the transition period; and for a peaceful transfer of power. We pray that our leaders will listen and speak to all Americans, including those who feel that …

Calling for Fair, Free and Safe Elections

November 5, 2020 ...

NAE President Walter Kim said, “As Christians, we believe in a just society that preserves the dignity and promotes the voice to its citizens. The disruptions of COVID-19 must be met with a vigorous effort to maintain the right to vote and ensure a free, fair, and fully participatory election.” Letter to Congress in May …

Amy Black | Civics for Christians

October 15, 2020 ...

In this overview of civics for Christians, you’ll hear NAE President Walter Kim and Amy discuss: How we can apply Scripture to our current political experience; What principles should guide Christians when voting; Whether Christians should join political parties; and What the difference is between “politics” and “policy.” Read a Portion of the Transcript Walter:Churches …

Love > Civility

June 24, 2020 ...

We must labor at biting our tongue when we want to lash out. Civility can make us weary. But we do not tire easily of insults. I say this, because I’ve spent time studying honor and shame in social settings and political discourse. My doctoral dissertation from Harvard was on the rhetorical use of insults …

Uncommon Decency

June 19, 2020 ...

Not Civility Alone Not that civility is the be-all and end-all of life. We will not solve all our problems simply by becoming more civil people. There are times when it is appropriate to manifest some very uncivil feelings. “Passionate intensity” is not always out of place. If I am going to be a more …

Beyond Civility

June 16, 2020 ...

Take the political demagogue who shakes all the right hands, the church pastor whose outward charms mask inner demons, the neighborly churchgoer whom Martin Luther King famously labeled the “white moderate.” Too often, civility is a ploy by the powerful to defend an unhealthy or unjust status quo. American evangelicalism is not immune from this …

Does the Golden Rule Apply to Politics?

June 12, 2020 ...

In the Sermon on the Mount, Jesus announced the coming of God’s kingdom and invited his followers to rethink their thinking in light of the remarkable opportunity to live under the rule of God. Those who follow the way of Jesus find their relationships transformed as they learn to love, serve and forgive even those …

An International Perspective on U.S. Christians & Politics

June 10, 2020 ...

From an outsider’s perspective, the heightened partisan divide in America is disturbing. Some will dismiss this as an American issue and not the business of those beyond its borders. However, we live in a global village; when Americans sneeze, the rest of the world catches a cold! Media reporting on U.S. evangelicalism has an impact …