Commitment to Unity Is What the Church Needs Most

January 5, 2021 ...

“The lines of division have never been so wide in our country. Polarization is like powerful magnets throughout our ideological spectrum. They pull us apart and clump us into tribes. We have a hard time breaking away from the magnetic security of being with like-minded people, who reinforce our like-mindedness. Efforts to move towards others …

Scott Sauls | Post-Election Guidance for Christians

November 15, 2020 ...

NAE President Walter Kim and Scott discuss: What evangelicals should believe about God’s sovereignty, regardless of who the president is; What we should think about authority, particularly if we deeply disagree with that authority; How Christians engage on political issues with society at large, especially non-Christian neighbors; and The opportunities the Church has in this …

Bradley Wright | What the Numbers Say About Christianity

March 15, 2020 ...

In Today’s Conversation podcast hosted by NAE President Walter Kim, you’ll hear Bradley and Walter discuss these numbers as well as: Why people are attracted to failure narratives; What the numbers say about racial bias in churches and how to foster self-control; What kinds of research questions the Church should be asking; and How pastors …

Pastor, Scholar and Thought Leader

February 21, 2020 ...

God used a conversation in a parking lot after watching Star Wars to plant the seeds of the gospel in Walter. A couple of years later, he had an unexpectedly charismatic conversion at a Korean-American Presbyterian conference. This was followed by years of discipleship in white, midwestern evangelicalism, which then ripened in the international reformed …

NAE Inauguration Ceremony to Install Walter Kim, Honor Roy Taylor

February 19, 2020 ...

“Walter Kim has been a steady and faithful voice for decades,” said Ed Stetzer, executive director of the Billy Graham Center at Wheaton College. “Evangelicals can be confident of his leadership and his wisdom. His bridge-building, humble and thoughtful approach exemplifies the kind of leader that evangelicals need now.” Kim serves as pastor for leadership …

Walter Kim | A Leader for the Next Decade

January 15, 2020 ...

In this podcast, you’ll hear Walter describe: How his parents’ immigration story shaped his view of American life; What living in different environments — from a coal town in Pennsylvania to Harvard University — taught him about bridging cultural divides; His understanding of “evangelical-isms” within America; and What opportunities await evangelicals in today’s cultural moment. …

Bright Hopes for Tomorrow

December 23, 2019 ...

Evangelical churches in America are doing well, and evangelicalism around the rest of the world is booming—especially in Africa, South America, and parts of Asia and Europe. To flourish in the coming decade, what trends should American pastors anticipate? Let’s risk some predictions for 2029. Read the full article at Christianity Today.

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 …

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 …