Interrupted Expectations

September 16, 2021 ...

If you went to the Festival of Tabernacles in the time of Jesus, what would you have expected? You would have expected an amazing time. Each morning for seven days, the priest drew water from a well and marched through Jerusalem to the Temple. Crowds celebrated with music, waving palm branches and dancing in a …

Cladding vs. Heavy Stone Discipleship

September 16, 2021 ...

Given the slow and costly process required to progress from apprentice to journeyman to master mason, it’s no surprise that there are relatively few master masons. But when a master mason builds something, that structure can last thousands of years, even in severe weather conditions. We see this in the pyramids of Egypt, in medieval …

Amy Sherman | Reimagining Your Vocation

August 14, 2021 ...

In Today’s Conversation podcast, NAE President Walter Kim is joined by Amy Sherman who helps us refocus our perspective on work, while we consider the significance of our vocational callings and the importance of our vocational stewardship. Walter and Amy also discuss: How God often uses our work as a vehicle to form us; Why …

Kaitlyn Schiess | Spiritual Formation for Public Life

February 15, 2021 ...

In Today’s Conversation podcast with NAE President Walter Kim, Kaitlyn invites us to expand our understanding of spiritual formation and examine what practices may be shaping our worldview. Walter and Kaitlyn also discuss: Why spiritual formation is broader than internal work; How different generations — particularly Gen Z — approach spiritual formation and politics; What …

Where Do We Go From Here?

February 3, 2021 ...

On the first Easter day, Mary Magdalene was weeping in the garden outside Jesus’ empty tomb (John 20:1–18). To her astonishment, Jesus met her, spoke to her and gave her a commission. She was to go and tell the disciples, who were in hiding, that he was alive and that he was now to be …

For the Health of the Nation

January 6, 2021 ...

For more than a decade, evangelical Christians across the political spectrum have used “For the Health of the Nation” to apply biblical principles to complex issues. As a resource for Christian discipleship, it is designed to encourage thoughtful evangelical engagement as we work together for the health of the nation. The document has been the …

Lawsuits Should Not Be the Solution to Conflict Among Christians

December 9, 2020 ...

“Paul begins his letter to the Corinthians by reminding the church how they resolve conflict,” said Walter Kim, president of the National Association of Evangelicals (NAE). “‘If any of you has a dispute with another, do you dare to take it before the ungodly for judgment instead of before the Lord’s people?’ This correlates with …

Making a Way Out of No Way

June 17, 2020 ...

The Expectations Project, the organization I lead, focuses on engaging people of faith to become policy advocates to improve America’s low-income public schools. The systemic policy change we seek often seems insurmountable as opposing education factions can dig into their own ideals, unwilling to compromise. Policy and political change require both an eye on the …

Lessons Learned Through a Medical Crisis

September 15, 2019 ...

In this podcast, you’ll be inspired as you hear John share: How God used his illness to strengthen his faith and ministry; What encouragement he offers to those who do not see healing in their future; How the medical crisis impacted his marriage; and How God miraculously healed him. Read a Portion of the Transcript …

Food, Faith & Writing

April 15, 2019 ...

In this podcast, you’ll hear from Margaret, a best-selling author and food enthusiast, on: Why God is the “original foodie”; How researching food changed the way she thinks about God; What the Bible teaches about the dark side of our relationship to food; and Where she gets inspiration for her writing. Read a Portion of …