More Political Engagement Among Evangelicals

May 1, 2013 ...

While many acknowledged current frustrations, most evangelical leaders expect the level of political engagement among evangelicals to increase, according to the May Evangelical Leaders Survey. The poll asked, “What do you expect the level of political engagement among evangelicals will be in the next 10 years?” While 18 percent said political engagement among evangelicals will …

A Pastoral Letter about Faith, Finances and the Federal Budget

February 25, 2013 ...

Dear President Obama, Majority Leader Reid, Minority Leader McConnell, Speaker Boehner and Minority Leader Pelosi: Throughout two years of budget negotiations, we and other faith leaders have urged you to maintain a Circle of Protection around effective programs focused on hungry and poor people in our country and around the world. This pastoral letter offers …

Evangelical Millennials Say Sex Outside Marriage is Wrong

December 3, 2012 ...

The report, “Sex and Unexpected Pregnancies: What Evangelical Millennials Think and Practice,”* found that a majority (55 percent) who were unmarried but have been sexually active in the past three months still believed that sex outside marriage is not morally acceptable, including 29 percent who felt strongly about this. Just 19 percent felt strongly that …

What’s a Nice Christian Like You Doing in Politics?

September 22, 2012 ...

A group from the church went to a political gathering with an out-of-town speaker whom many would call extremist. They loved what he said and invited him to speak at our church the next morning in the sanctuary during the Sunday School hour before the morning service. By the time I found out, these church …

Sex and Unexpected Pregnancies

May 1, 2012 ...

Conducted by Grey Matter Research About the Report Demographics Frequently Asked Questions Data Sheet 1: Sexual Activity Data Sheet 2: Attitudes About Sex Outside of Marriage Data Sheet 3: Religious Engagement and Sexual Activity Data Sheet 4: Unexpected Pregnancies Data Sheet 5: Reducing Abortions

Evangelical Leaders Say Tithe Not Required

February 1, 2011 ...

“The Old Testament called for multiple tithes, sort of combining government taxes with religious stewardship. Many churches later adopted 10 percent as the standard,” said Leith Anderson, NAE President. “Since there is such a strong evangelical tradition of tithing I was a little surprised that a majority of our evangelical leaders say the tithe system …

Evangelical Leaders Meet Their Congressional Members

September 1, 2010 ...

NAE President Leith Anderson said, “Amazing — half of evangelical leaders have personally met with the congressional representatives. Adding phone calls and mail raises the percentage even higher. Some may say the motivation is primarily political persuasion. I think it is primarily good Christian citizenship.” Like others, Rosemary Schindler, President of Schindler’s Ark, said she …

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 …