Humpty Dumpty Politics

September 26, 2016 ...

You already know the nursery rhyme by heart — it is one of the most popular and best known in the English language: Humpty Dumpty sat on a wall, Humpty Dumpty had a great fall. All the king’s horses and all the king’s men Couldn’t put Humpty together again. What do these words mean? Well, …

How to Pick a President

September 19, 2016 ...

As Anderson and Stetzer say, “Many pollsters and journalists assume that evangelicals are white, suburban, American, Southern, and Republican, when millions of self-identifying evangelicals fit none of these descriptions.” “How to Pick a President: Clinton, Trump or ?” offers other articles from recent elections to help you think more deeply and wisely about your political …

Taking the Hate Out

September 19, 2016 ...

But we must resist the temptation to withdraw in disgust and revulsion for two reasons. First, elections and the resulting political decisions have an impact — for better or worse — on the lives of billions of people. Second, our most basic Christian confession is that Jesus Christ is Lord even of “the kings of …

Evangelicals and Politics

September 19, 2016 ...

Since the 1980s, evangelicals have been a key Republican voting bloc in presidential elections. Yet this active political engagement and strong Republican partisanship is relatively new, and it masks the smaller — but still substantial — minority of evangelicals who align with Democrats. To appreciate the contemporary context requires briefly tracing the roots of evangelical …

When Crisis Comes To Town

September 15, 2016 ...

Podcast: Play in new window | DownloadSubscribe: iTunes | Android | RSS In this podcast, a longtime pastor and respected leader reflects on the recent Pulse nightclub shooting in his hometown and shares: What kind of leadership pastors can bring to communities in crisis; How churches can prepare for such events; How his conversion story impacts his ministry …

Shut the Door on Nuclear Testing

August 26, 2016 ...

A quarter century ago, a popular movement in Soviet-controlled Kazakhstan forced Moscow’s communist regime to halt nuclear weapons testing at proving grounds in their homeland where more than 456 explosions had contaminated the land and its people. The last Soviet nuclear test was on August 29, 1991 — a day now celebrated each year as …

Online Dating Among Evangelicals

August 25, 2016 ...

Nearly 93 percent of evangelicals surveyed said they knew someone who had tried an online dating website. Almost 60 percent of those who answered “yes” said that at least one of the websites they used was a Christian website. Twenty-two percent weren’t sure if the person they knew used a Christian or secular dating website, …

Hope for Students

August 22, 2016 ...

But unfortunately, as NAE President Leith Anderson says, “Students from disadvantaged backgrounds who most need the best schools rarely have access to them.” The NAE and The Expectations Project teamed up to create an eBook designed to encourage Christians in bringing hope to students and in shining a light on education inequality. In addition to …

Fixing Education Inequity Should Top Our National Agenda

August 18, 2016 ...

Two out of three American eighth graders can neither read nor do math at grade level. Schools serving low-income communities perform particularly poorly on a whole range of measurable outcomes including language, reading, and mathematics — critical skills for performing well and succeeding in society. Read the full article at Sojourners.