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.

Being a Pastor’s Wife

August 15, 2016 ...

Podcast: Play in new window | DownloadSubscribe: iTunes | Android | RSS In this podcast, you’ll hear Kay share: How to manage spoken and unspoken expectations of the pastor’s wife; What pastors’ spouses can do to set boundaries; Her experience being vulnerable and grieving publicly; and Advice for church members in caring for their pastor’s …

Update: California Drops Proposal Affecting Faith-based Colleges

August 10, 2016 ...

The earlier version of Senate Bill 1146 would have prevented colleges that receive state funds from enforcing policies on student conduct, housing and restroom/locker facilities, and other matters of practical campus life that are informed by the institution’s religious convictions. “This is good news for our evangelical colleges and for other religious schools in California,” …

California Bill Threatens Faith-based Colleges

August 9, 2016 ...

S.B. 1146 would eliminate the current religious exemption in California that gives its faith-based colleges and universities the opportunity to operate in ways that are consistent with their beliefs. Under the provisions of S.B. 1146, only seminaries or other schools that train clergy and ministers would qualify for a religious exemption. Any other faith-based school …

Seeking Refuge

July 27, 2016 ...

I speak to evangelical congregations and conferences in the United States quite frequently on this topic, and I know that audience pretty well. My anecdotal experience confirms the findings of recent LifeWay Research polling: In a typical room full of American evangelicals, only a small percentage (12 percent) think about refugees and immigration primarily from …

The Better of Together

July 19, 2016 ...

The point is simple: Crisis focuses us on what is most important and brings us together. But there is a subpoint to this lesson as well. When life is easier and freedom abounds, we can easily drift into the luxuries of differences, criticism, separation, divisiveness and isolation. The linear firing squad of the enemy turns …