Working Across Boundaries

February 20, 2019 ...

Both men lived in Arlington, Virginia, just blocks away from one another, and Gaebelein became a mentor. One conversation I’ll never forget. At a dinner put on by Helga Henry, they asked, “Would the NAE lean into the moment and reach out to be the voice for all evangelicals?” Gaebelein was a Democrat who put …

Unborn Face New Perils in New York

February 7, 2019 ...

New York may be a state that welcomes immigrants, but it has become a more hazardous place for the unborn. The Reproductive Health Act, which became law on January 22, 2019, allows doctors, physician’s assistants and nurse practitioners to abort pregnancies at any stage of development — up to and including the ninth month — …

Christian Student Leadership Conference

January 27, 2019 ...

At the Christian Student Leadership Conference, you’ll be inspired and empowered as you: ​Interact with today’s public policy issues; Hear from elected officials, public policy leaders and thinkers; Express your values in a civil and biblical way; and Speak for those who have no voice. ​​Consider your calling as you experience power-packed briefings, dialogue and …

Christians in a Politically Divided Country

December 15, 2018 ...

In this podcast, Galen Carey, NAE’s policy expert and advocate on Capitol Hill, covers: What the proper place of politics is for the Christian’s mind and experience; How to work in Washington when there is palpable division; Practical ideas to model civility; and What evangelical policy issues are most countercultural. Read a Portion of the …

Treasury Issues Parking Tax Guidelines

December 12, 2018 ...

For 2018, tax-exempt organizations will be able to use any reasonable method to calculate the expenses that are subject to the new tax. The NAE is grateful for efforts by the department to minimize the impact on churches and nonprofits by allowing changes made by March 31, 2019, to be applied retroactively. The action by …

Moral Character Very Important for Those Holding Public Office

December 3, 2018 ...

Leith Anderson, president of the National Association of Evangelicals (NAE), said, “While watching a recent cable news program I heard one of the anchors say that ‘morality is over rated.’ As a Christian who believes the Bible, I disagree. Let’s give morality a high rating.” “Those who serve in political office are human. They are …

Congress Should Repeal Church Parking Tax Now

November 29, 2018 ...

If not repealed, this provision of the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act of 2017 will impose new burdens and costs on charities that are already coping with reduced tax incentives for charitable giving. The provision also threatens an entanglement of government and the Internal Revenue Service in the internal operations of churches and other religious …

Seeking Repeal of the New Parking Tax on Church and Nonprofits

November 13, 2018 ...

NAE President Leith Anderson joined a coalition letter to members of Congress calling for the repeal of this new tax on churches and nonprofits. Leaders of over 30 organizations signed the letter. The letter says in part: Whatever purpose Section 512(a)(7) was intended to serve cannot justify extracting $1.7 billion in taxes from nonprofits and …

Most Evangelical Leaders Identify as Independents

October 31, 2018 ...

“Most evangelical leaders prioritize their Christian identity over political party identity,” said Leith Anderson, president of the National Association of Evangelicals (NAE). “Faith comes first whether independent, Democrat, Republican or another registration.” Comments from the survey indicate there is general agreement that even when a church leader has a definite partisan commitment on a personal …

Loving Outside Our ZIP Code

October 22, 2018 ...

It’s called parochialism — “a limited or narrow outlook, especially focused on a local area.” The most famous verse in the Bible says that “God so loved the world that he sent his one and only Son” (John 3:16). The Greek word for world is kosmos and includes the people I’ve never met and the …