Ed Stetzer is a professor and dean at Wheaton College where he also serves as executive director of the Wheaton College Billy Graham Center. He has planted, revitalized and pastored churches; trained pastors and church planters on six continents; and written hundreds of articles and a dozen books. He previously served as executive director of LifeWay Research and vice president of the LifeWay Insights division. He holds two master’s degrees and two doctorates, a D.Min. from Samford University and a Ph.D. from The Southern Baptist Theological Seminary.
As Christians, how are we to engage culture beyond conflict or compromise? How can we contribute to our life in a pluralistic society and live out our commitments to the sovereign claims of Christ over every corner of life?
In this webinar, the NAE along with RightNow Media hosted an instructive conversation on how Christians should operate in a pluralistic marketplace of ideas. This virtual roundtable featured Ed Stetzer, Nicole Martin, Eugene Cho, Gabriel Salguero and Walter Kim in a wide-ranging discussion on faith, society and mission.
Nicole Martin serves as chief impact officer for Christianity Today. She is also the founder of Soulfire International Ministries, which focuses on empowering others to reach their fullest potential in Christ. Prior to her role at Christianity Today, she served as executive director of Trauma Healing at the American Bible Society. Martin is the author of “Made to Lead: Empowering Women for Leadership” and “Leaning In, Letting Go: A Lenten Devotional.” She holds a B.S. degree from Vanderbilt University, an M.Div. from Princeton Theological Seminary and a D.Min. from Gordon-Conwell Theological Seminary.
Eugene Cho is president/CEO of Bread for the World, a Christian advocacy organization urging U.S. decision makers to do all they can to pursue a world without hunger. Prior to becoming president/CEO of Bread for the World, Cho pastored local church for nearly 30 years. He is also founder and visionary of One Day’s Wages, a grassroots movement of people, stories and actions to alleviate extreme global poverty. He holds an M.Div. from Princeton Theological Seminary, and is author of “Thou Shalt Not Be a Jerk” and “Overrated.”
Gabriel Salguero is founder and president of the National Latino Evangelical Coalition (NaLEC) and senior pastor of The Gathering Place in Orlando. He has been an adviser to the White House on issues of immigration, health care and the faith community and has served on the White House Faith-Based Advisory Council. He was previously director for the Institute of Faith and Public Life and Hispanic Leadership Programs at Princeton Theological Seminary. Salguero is a graduate of Rutgers University with a B.A. in history and Spanish. He received a M.Div. from New Brunswick Theological Seminary and a Doctor in Divinity from Eastern Nazarene College in Massachusetts.
Walter Kim became the president of the National Association of Evangelicals in January 2020. He previously served as a pastor at Boston’s historic Park Street Church and at churches in Vancouver, Canada and Charlottesville, Virginia, as well as a campus chaplain at Yale University. He preaches, writes and engages in collaborative leadership to connect the Bible to the intellectual and cultural issues of the day. He regularly teaches in conferences and classrooms; addresses faith concerns with elected officials and public institutions; and provides theological and cultural commentary to leading news outlets. He serves on the boards of Christianity Today and World Relief and consults with a wide range of organizations. Kim received his Ph.D. from Harvard University in Near Eastern Languages and Civilizations, his M.Div. from Regent College in Vancouver, and his B.A. from Northwestern University.