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In the course of doing a story you may need experts to speak about a topic from an Evangelical Christian perspective. Hopefully, these institutions can help you find people who can assist you. I've tried to select organizations that are both well known and well respected. If I've missed something obvious, let me know.
Brad Haugaard

 
Bibles and Other Documents
Evangelicals are about the Bible. Look up scripture references at Bible Gateway. The 4 Spiritual Laws is a great pamphlet that explains what it means to become a Christian. The Ethereal Library (It's in the "ether," get it?) has a huge collection of Christian documents.

Bible Gateway - look it up here
http://bible.gospelcom.net/bible, translations

4 Spiritual Laws - classic tract, translated into a bazillion languages
ccci.org/laws/english

Christian Classics Ethereal Library - more than you could ever read
www.ccel.org/

 
General Organizations
A good place to start is the National Association of Evangelicals, an umbrella organization representing about 43,000 congregations, 50 denominations and 250 parachurch organizations and schools. Barna Research is also good for an overview. It tracks the health of the church with surveys and polls.

National Association of Evangelicals
www.nae.net

Barna Research
www.barna.org, contacts, (805) 658-8885

 
Colleges
For academic comment, these three colleges are probably the best known, and each is well respected. Wheaton is perhaps the best known of Evangelical colleges. Both Wheaton and Multnomah have a press contacts page.

Wheaton College - Wheaton, Illinois
www.wheaton.edu, contacts, (630) 752-5015

Biola College - La Mirada, California
www.biola.edu, contacts and experts, (562) 906-4546

Multnomah (Portland, Oregon)
www.multnomah.edu, contacts, (503) 251-6450.

 
Seminaries
Fuller Seminary has an extensive page of topics for which it can provide experts.

Asbury Theological Seminary - Wilmore, Kentucky
www.ats.wilmore.ky.us, contacts

Fuller Theological Seminary - Pasadena, California
www.fuller.edu, contacts, experts, (626) 584-5367

Trinity Evangelical Divinity School - Deerfield, Illinois
www.tiu.edu/divinity

Dallas Theological Seminary - Dallas, Texas
www.dts.edu, contacts, (214) 824-3094

Gordon-Conwell Theological Seminary - South Hamilton, Massachusetts
www.gordonconwell.edu, contacts

 
Relief
These are some of the largest Evangelical relief organizations. World Vision is probably one of the largest relief agencies - Evangelical or otherwise.

World Vision
www.worldvision.org, contacts

The Salvation Army
www.salvationarmy.org, Click on "Finder" for contacts

Food For the Hungry
www.fh.org, contacts

 
Science
Not just creation vs. evolution, though plenty of that. Incidentally, creation and the age of the earth are almost always treated as if they are the same. They're not. Institute for Creation Research, for example, holds to a "young earth" view, while Reasons to Believe holds to an "old earth" view. Neither believes in evolution.

Institute for Creation Research
www.icr.org/, (800) 628-7640

Reasons to Believe
www.reasons.org, contacts, 626-335-1480

American Scientific Affiliation - Association of scientists with various views
http://www.asa3.org/, (978) 356-5656

 
Law
You might consider these two organizations (of which ACLJ is probably much better known) as counterweights to the ACLU.

The American Center for Law and Justice (ACLJ)
www.aclj.org, contacts, (757) 226-2489

The Rutherford Institute
www.rutherford.org, contacts, (804) 978-3888

 
Family
Focus on the Family is the big family-related Evangelical organization. It occasionally deals with political issues affecting the family. Family Life is smaller, though well respected. It seems to stay away from politics.

Focus on the Family
www.focusonthefamily.org, (800) 232-6459

Family Life
www.familylife.com, contacts, 501-223-8663

 
Politics
Christian Coalition is the big Evangelical political organization, but these other groups (offshoots of Focus on the Family) are also quite influential.

Christian Coalition
www.cc.org, contacts

Family Research Council - Washington, DC lobbying group
www.frc.org, (202) 393-2100

CitizenLink - social/political division of Focus on the Family
www.focusonthefamily.org/cforum

Family Policy Councils - links to associated state organizations
www.focusonthefamily.org/cforum/tempforum/A0000948.html

 
Cults
These organizations provide an Evangelical perspective on cults and new religious movements.

Spiritual Counterfeits Project
www.scp-inc.org, click on "Comment" link for contacts

Christian Research Institute
www.equip.org, Click on "Contact Us" for contactS.

 
Evangelism
You've undoubtedly heard of Billy Graham, but Campus Crusade for Christ is also very large, and extends far beyond college campuses.

Billy Graham Evangelistic Association
www.graham-assn.org

Campus Crusade for Christ
www.ccci.org, (407) 826-2000

 
Book Publishing

Inter-Varsity Press - books with an academic bent
www.ivpress.com, (630) 734-4000

Thomas Nelson - Bibles, and more
www.thomasnelson.com, contacts, (800) 933-9673

Tyndale - popular books
www.tyndale.com, contacts

Zondervan Publishing House
www.zondervan.com, contacts

 
Other Good Sources

Christianity Today - premier news magazine about Evangelical Christianity and flagship of an array of fine publications
www.christianitytoday.com, (630) 260-6200

Jews for Jesus - Messianic Judaism
www.jews-for-jesus.org

Promise Keepers - major men's organization.
www.promisekeepers.org, contacts