Leith Anderson is president emeritus of the National Association of Evangelicals and pastor emeritus of Wooddale Church in Eden Prairie, Minnesota. He served as NAE president from 2007–2019, after twice serving as interim president. He served as senior pastor of Wooddale Church for 35 years before retiring in 2011. He has been published in many periodicals and has written over 20 books. Anderson has a Doctor of Ministry degree from Fuller Theological Seminary, and is a graduate of Moody Bible Institute, Bradley University and Denver Seminary.
1. Start with God not cable news
2. Check the Bible — it says a lot about money, poverty, refugees and government
3. Think long term — like what counts in heaven not just this November
4. Be civil whether you agree or disagree
5. Don’t believe everything you read on the Internet or hear on TV
6. Pray a lot — ask God who to vote for
7. Never forget that God is sovereign, not government or politicians
8. Trust God whether you win or lose in an election
In their book, “Faith in the Voting Booth,” Leith Anderson and Galen Carey, NAE vice president of government relations, show how better informed, faith-directed voting is both possible and desperately needed in our country today.