Cooperation with Catholics

April 1, 2014 ...

“Catholics and evangelicals together make up a majority of our country’s population. We welcome opportunities to join hands on priorities including pro-life values, marriage, religious freedom and loving our neighbors,” said Leith Anderson, President of the National Association of Evangelicals (NAE). “In a fast changing and often polarized culture, we can speak together on biblical …

Billy Graham’s Politics

February 1, 2014 ...

“Billy Graham recognized the importance of engaging in the public square, but he never abandoned his singular focus on proclaiming the good news of salvation in Jesus Christ,” said Leith Anderson, President of the National Association of Evangelicals. “Billy Graham is remembered and respected for the eternal gospel of Jesus rather than the temporary politics …

Congressional Rating by Evangelical Leaders

December 1, 2013 ...

“Evangelical leaders, like the rest of the country, are frustrated with Congress,” said Leith Anderson, President of the National Association of Evangelicals (NAE). “There are many broken systems and important issues that evangelicals care about and have advocated for. Many feel like their concerns are falling on deaf ears.” As of publication time, the public’s …

Preserve the Charitable Tax Deduction

July 24, 2013 ...

Dear Chairman Baucus and Ranking Member Hatch: In light of the committee’s “blank-slate” tax reform plan, we urge you to preserve the charitable tax deduction as it currently stands. We are encouraged that many elected leaders recognize the value of the faith community and other charities, even as tough decisions must be made to address …

Visiting Churches

June 21, 2013 ...

Evangelicals place a high priority on corporate worship. Regular participation in weekly worship is the key predictor sexual and marital fidelity, generosity in charitable contributions, and many other fruits of godly living. Visiting churches can also be a refreshing experience, and can give pastors and church members new ideas for their service or church programs. …

More Political Engagement Among Evangelicals

May 1, 2013 ...

While many acknowledged current frustrations, most evangelical leaders expect the level of political engagement among evangelicals to increase, according to the May Evangelical Leaders Survey. The poll asked, “What do you expect the level of political engagement among evangelicals will be in the next 10 years?” While 18 percent said political engagement among evangelicals will …

Billy Graham Inspires Evangelical Leaders

April 1, 2013 ...

“The evangelical resurgence in America has been centered around Billy Graham,” NAE President Leith Anderson said. “He communicated the gospel of Jesus Christ for everyone. Never about politics, ambition, money or power. Just about Jesus.” Many evangelical leaders, like Paul Cedar, offered heartfelt praise of Billy Graham when they responded to the Evangelical Leaders Survey. …

Working Out the Worship Wars

March 21, 2013 ...

This transition to contemporary worship music often prompted pushback from those who preferred more traditional styles resulting in what became known as “worship wars.” The worship wars are not debated as much anymore. In a March 2011 edition of Christianity Today that focused on worship music, Mark Galli suggested that the worship wars are over …

A Pastoral Letter about Faith, Finances and the Federal Budget

February 25, 2013 ...

Dear President Obama, Majority Leader Reid, Minority Leader McConnell, Speaker Boehner and Minority Leader Pelosi: Throughout two years of budget negotiations, we and other faith leaders have urged you to maintain a Circle of Protection around effective programs focused on hungry and poor people in our country and around the world. This pastoral letter offers …