Can Pastors Be Restored After Adultery?

May 1, 2012 ...

“Evangelical leaders are adamant that the grace of God extends even to ministry leaders who commit adultery,” said Leith Anderson, President of the National Association of Evangelicals, which recently released the NAE Code of Ethics for Pastors to provide a standard professional ethical guideline for evangelical pastors. John Jenkins, a megachurch pastor, said, “The gospel’s …

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

Too Many Abortions Among Evangelicals

March 20, 2012 ...

Although we don’t know much about him, Hippocrates is called the Father of Western Medicine and is world-famous for the Hippocratic Oath. Quoting the Oath was once an annual ritual at medical school graduation ceremonies. Today it is seldom quoted. The line pledging not to perform abortions was once a central tenant of ethical medicine …

Q&A With Mark Regnerus

March 20, 2012 ...

A I expect a few things to occur among evangelical congregations and denominations: First, people will marry later. We’re already beginning to see it happen. The desire for sexual intimacy has long been a motivator toward marrying. When people separate sex from marriage, the penchant for marrying in a timely manner — especially among men …

Love Does Not Fail

March 20, 2012 ...

The “love” passage from 1 Corinthians 13 is often quoted at weddings, but I heard it in a new way at a prayer meeting several years ago. “Love,” the speaker told us, “has to be why we are here.” In the struggle to protect life, we can be tempted to be unloving. We who by …

Single and Pregnant in Church?

August 25, 2010 ...

The poll, conducted by Gallup, Inc, shows[*]: 76 percent of evangelicals believe sex between an unmarried man and woman is morally wrong. 77 percent of evangelicals believe abortion is morally wrong. 79 percent of evangelicals believe having a baby outside of marriage is morally wrong. These figures suggest that an unmarried evangelical who unexpectedly becomes …

All for Life

June 21, 2010 ...

When the Supreme Court struck down laws prohibiting abortions on January 22, 1973, the frontiers of reproductive research were focused on birth control. Today the frontiers of reproductive research focus on helping infertile couples become pregnant and premature babies survive in neonatal ICU units. Americans are adopting in record numbers with international adoptions high on …

Evangelical Leaders Are Okay With Contraception

April 1, 2010 ...

“Most associate evangelicals with Catholics in their steady leadership in pro-life advocacy, and rightly so,” said Leith Anderson, president of the NAE. “But it may come as a surprise that unlike the Catholic church, we are open to contraception.” Indicative of their commitment to honoring the sanctity of human life, several leaders included caveats in …

Abortion

January 1, 2010 ...

Quite simply, America has an abortion problem. Over one million abortions occur in the United States every year. [1] We find this number horrific, because it is not just a number. It represents more than a million human lives deliberately terminated every year. The Bible reveals God’s calling and care for persons before they are …