Is Tolerance the Enemy of Religious Freedom?

September 22, 2015 ...

All of that seems like ancient history these days. For a while, activist evangelicals even referred to themselves as comprising “the Moral Majority,” with a very different chorus to sing: “Shine, Jesus, shine / Fill this land with the Father’s glory.” The irony right now, however, is that we may soon start singing “This world …

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 …

Civility Starts in Church

February 1, 2012 ...

“Our leaders mostly pointed the finger back on themselves, evangelical pastors and churches. Fixing the problem of incivility starts with us, not with ‘them out there,’” said Leith Anderson, NAE President. Leaders offered specific tactics for increasing civility: Hold retreats, seminars or extended studies on how civility relates to Christian responsibility. Get to know fellow …

Sticks and Stones…

March 20, 2011 ...

We all remember the schoolyard bully who called us ugly names. We all have name-calling stories from school, work, home and even church. Usually name calling, half-truths, guilt-by-association and other manipulations come from those whose arguments are too weak to stand without personal attacks. But, that doesn’t mean that we are not wounded by the …

Who Should We Talk To?

December 21, 2010 ...

At the National Association of Evangelicals, we welcome opportunities to dialogue with those who do not share our beliefs and practices. That includes the broad spectrum of political persuasions and the vast array of religious expressions. We dialogue for a variety of reasons: 1. To listen and learn from those who differ and disagree; 2. …

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 …