Some Evangelical Leaders Drink; Most Don’t

May 1, 2010 ...

“Alcohol and its effects have been a major challenge in American society,” said Leith Anderson, President of the National Association of Evangelicals. “Just as society has dealt with it, as evidenced in the 18th and 21st amendments, so have evangelicals looked at how to appropriately interact with alcohol.” Although no explanations were requested by the …

Evangelical Leaders are Okay With Contraception

April 1, 2010 ...

“Most associate evangelicals with Catholics in their steady leadership in pro-life advocacy, and rightly so,” said Leith Anderson, president of the NAE. “But it may come as a surprise that unlike the Catholic church, we are open to contraception.” Indicative of their commitment to honoring the sanctity of human life, several leaders included caveats in …

So Loud I Can’t Hear You

September 22, 2009 ...

My friend is a distinguished scholar on the faculty of a well-known Christian graduate school. While evangelical orthodoxy is a mark of the institution shared by my friend and all of his colleagues, there are some professors who are especially adamant about their particular theological bent within evangelicalism. He seemed discouraged and disheartened when I …

Evangelical Leaders Prefer Traditional Burial

September 1, 2009 ...

Although almost all indicated that there is no strong theological objection to cremation and that their denominations have no rules against it, 64 percent prefer whole body burial, 8 percent prefer cremation, 9 percent accept either, and 2 percent are undecided or don’t know. Bob Wenz of Colorado Springs listed reasons for cremation: 1.) More …

Praying for Our President

March 20, 2009 ...

A friend wondered if all the partying was excessive when so many people have lost their jobs and companies are going bankrupt. I told him that I thought it was good for America to celebrate the amazing way our democracy transitions power and the historic election of our first African American President. In our democracy …

Bible’s Post-election Advice

December 21, 2008 ...

Now the election results are in, and we have a new question to ask ourselves as evangelical Christians. It is no longer, “Whom to vote for?” but “What to do about those who have been elected?” We prayed for God to give us local, state and national leaders of his choosing. We believe that God …

The Gold Standard

September 22, 2008 ...

It says a lot in very few words. And, there is much it does not say. There are distinctives among our member denominations that vary in understanding what the Bible says about prophecy, spiritual gifts, church government and more. The NAE Statement of Faith was never intended to speak to every doctrine or teaching but …

Faith Based Initiative

January 1, 2003 ...

WHEREAS charitable choice was added to the Community Services Block Grant Act in 1998 and to programs under the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Administration in 2000; and WHEREAS in January 2001 the President signed Executive Orders 13198 and 13199 creating the White House Office of Faith-Based and Community Initiatives, as well as centers in …

Charitable Choice

January 1, 2000 ...

GOVERNMENT FUNDING OF SOCIAL SERVICES by way of faith-based organizations is distinct from government funding of inherently religious practices. NAE believes that institutions of Church and state can be confined to their respective spheres, without doing violence to the Establishment Clause, if the benefits of a governmental program, secular in purpose, are made available on …

Heeding the Call of the Poor

January 1, 1997 ...

“The Lord maintains the cause of the needy and executes justice for the poor. ” Psalm 140:12 Millions of sick, disabled and unemployed Americans, immigrants, and their children remain dependent on government assistance for survival. We have long maintained that many government programs, while meeting immediate needs, actually weaken families, destroy initiative, and trap people …