Evangelical Leaders Weigh in on Reducing the National Debt

June 26, 2018 ...

“What do all answers share in common when asked about government debt? Do something! The moral choice is to bless and not burden tomorrow’s generation of Americans,” said Leith Anderson, president of the National Association of Evangelicals (NAE). Evangelical leaders take the problem of unsustainable debt seriously and are open to different ways to reduce …

Evangelicals Leaders Don’t Want Partisan Political Identity

February 5, 2018 ...

“Interesting commentary flowed in with the responses to this survey question,” said Leith Anderson, president of the National Association of Evangelicals (NAE). “There is angst over media coverage and popular thought that identifies evangelicals with this or any president. Evangelicals are so many and so diverse that leaders are wary when media gives the impression …

Christian Student Leadership Conference — January 2019

January 21, 2018 ...

At the Christian Student Leadership Conference, you’ll be inspired and empowered as you: Engage in today’s top public policy issues; Hear from senators, representatives, public policy leaders and thinkers; Express your values in a civil and biblical way; and Speak on behalf of those who have no voice. Consider your calling as you experience power-packed …

Washington Briefing

October 10, 2017 ...

The Washington Briefing is designed for NAE board members with a few openings reserved for select other evangelical leaders by invitation only. Sessions are held in or near the Capitol, White House and other public buildings. Attendance at some sessions will be limited by capacity of the meeting areas, and registrations are accepted on a first …

Evangelical Leaders Own Guns, But Want Stricter Laws

September 19, 2017 ...

“Evangelical leaders have nuanced views on guns. Many own guns for hunting or protection. Some own antiques with no bullets. They accept the Second Amendment, but also deeply grieve when weapons are used to take innocent lives,” said Leith Anderson, president of the National Association of Evangelicals (NAE). The majority of evangelical leaders (55 percent) …

Pastors Shouldn’t Endorse Politicians

March 29, 2017 ...

“Evangelicals emphasize evangelism, and pastors often avoid controversies that might take priority over the gospel message,” said Leith Anderson, president of the National Association of Evangelicals (NAE). “Most pastors I know don’t want to endorse politicians. They want to focus on teaching the Bible.” William Bohline, founding pastor of Hosanna! Lutheran Church, said, “The pulpit …

Christian Leaders Call for Unity After Election

November 8, 2016 ...

The statement reads, in part: Having a common commitment to our Christian Faith, as well as a shared love for our country, we, the undersigned recognizing the deeply divisive nature of this election cycle, seek the beginning of the healing of our nation. Above our Democratic, Republican, and Independent political affiliations, we are believers in …

A Brief History of NAE Advocacy

October 10, 2016 ...

An early concern was protecting access to the airwaves for evangelical radio broadcasters. Delegates to the annual conventions also approved resolutions on public policy issues ranging from confronting communism to promoting racial justice to banning smoking on airplanes. In 1953, newly elected President Dwight D. Eisenhower met with NAE leaders in the White House to …

Citizens of the Kingdom

October 3, 2016 ...

Jesus promised his followers they would be strangers in the world. Many of us feel less and less at home in our nation, which serves as a good reminder that we are citizens of another kingdom. It’s true that our primary allegiance is to the kingdom of God. It is also true that politics is, …

Why Local Politics Matter

October 3, 2016 ...

Something changed on my way to the state legislature though. God had a bigger plan — a plan that mattered to the 300 residents who helped craft the town’s vision statement. They were being disregarded by the current city council. They wanted a champion, and I reluctantly volunteered to serve. There was a big lawsuit …