Tag: Donald Trump

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Choose: A Republic or “A Basket of Deplorables”

One of the smarter critiques of today’s American liberalism is that it’s actually mainline Protestantism shorn of its explicitly Christian content. Former First Things editor Jody Bottum makes this critique in his book An Anxious Age but others have made...

/ September 14, 2016
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The Nine Constellations of Donald Trump

I’m pleased to publish this guest post from first time Mere O contributor Michael Graham. It’s a nice complement to this older piece by Alastair Roberts. Both pieces in different ways explain why Donald Trump has become the Republican nominee...

/ August 11, 2016
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An Addendum on Evangelicals Endorsing Trump

We really do have plans to turn our attention toward other issues beyond electoral politics next week. (I’ve got submitted pitches I’m currently reviewing on immigration, a general consideration of the cultural norms that create something like the Trump phenomenon, a...

/ August 5, 2016
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The Evangelical Case for Voting for David Duke

Some of my good Christian friends in the state of Louisiana have told me they cannot vote in good conscience for David Duke in this fall’s senate election. As they consider the Senate field in Louisiana, they look around and...

/ August 3, 2016
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Soma and the Silencing of Evangelicalism After Trump

In his novel Silence Japanese writer Shusaku Endo tells the story of two Portuguese missionaries in 17th century Japan. After initial pioneering work by Francis Xavier in the 16th century, a small native Japanese church had begun to flourish in the...

/ July 22, 2016
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There is no Pro-Life Case for Donald Trump

We are now in the 12th hour of the conservatism’s life in this election cycle, which means it is as good a time as any to revisit the question of how I plan to proceed through American political life over...

/ July 12, 2016
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The Evangelical Capitulation: Prayer Documents from their Meeting with Trump

Today, over 1,000 members of the Religious Right met with Donald Trump. It was pitched as a ‘conversation’; it was very clearly a campaign rally for the Republican nominee. Over 1,000 members were invited: I was not among them.

/ June 21, 2016
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Idylls of the Right

This guest post is by Matthew Mellema. “The old order changeth, yielding place to new, And God fulfills himself in many ways, Lest one good custom should corrupt the world.” Alfred, Lord Tennyson. The rise of Donald Trump has me...

/ June 16, 2016
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If the American church is dying it’s because we deserve it.

Back in 2007 after the death of Jerry Falwell, famed atheist Christopher Hitchens took to the airwaves of Anderson Cooper’s CNN talkshow to blast the late Baptist reverend. He began by saying that Falwell certainly wasn’t in heaven “and it’s...

/ May 26, 2016
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Evangelicalism After Trump: Revisiting Economics

The next post in our series comes from my friend Dr. Brad Littlejohn. My esteemed predecessors in this series have offered bracing words of optimism in the face of Trump’s hostile takeover of the GOP. This manifestation of divine judgment...

/ May 12, 2016