Tag: Election 2016

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Rejoicing and Weeping After Election 2016

Our latest post is from Dylan Pahman. The end of our long, tiring, and often vitriolic presidential election season in the United States came last Tuesday when Donald Trump became our new president-elect. Trump won more electoral votes but lost...

/ November 22, 2016
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#NeverTrump and President Trump

This will be the note I sign out on this year. I’ll be off the next seven weeks but we’ll continue to publish other authors during that time. In the build-up to the 2016 election, American evangelicals were a pessimistic...

/ November 14, 2016
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Courage, St. Crispin’s Day, and the 2016 Election

It’s a fortunate quirk of our calendar that this year St Crispin’s Day, the day on which Henry V led the English to victory against the French in 1415 and made immortal in Shakespeare’s “Henry V,” fell two weeks before...

/ November 7, 2016

What Will it Take for Presidential Candidates to Defend Marriage?

Today I am pleased to feature this essay from first-time Mere O contributor Josiah Peterson. The legal status of marriage was a hot button issue in the 2012 election cycle. Where has it gone in 2016?

/ November 3, 2016
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How Evangelicals Can Build a Responsible Political Witness

Our latest contribution on this year’s election comes from Dr. Greg Forster. Russell Moore is right that self-appointed evangelical political leaders are destroying the credibility of American evangelicalism by endorsing Donald Trump. One implication, which Moore doesn’t speak to, is...

/ October 28, 2016
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On Voting and Civic Participation: A Response to Wayne Grudem

I’m delighted to publish this incisive review of Dr. Grudem’s Trump endorsement written by Drs. Matthew Arbo and Jeremy Kidwell. This has been a strange and bewildering year for American politics, and for certain segments of the American church. Some...

/ October 26, 2016
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Betraying Politics: The Mystique of Public Life

This is a fun week—for the second time in as many days, we’re debuting a new writer here at Mere O. It’s a delight to be able to publish this guest piece from John Shelton. “Everything begins as a mystique...

/ October 21, 2016
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The Five Stages of Evangelical Grief

I’m pleased to publish this guest post from new Mere O contributor Brian Mesimer. I was recently at a church conference where one of the plenary addresses focused on the role of the Christian in the public square. The speaker,...

/ October 20, 2016
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7 Theses on Evangelicalism After Donald Trump and 2016

In the aftermath of the many scandals of the past week and a half, which began with the Trump tapes, and the consequent loss of endorsements for Trump (and the increasingly appalling support for the man), now is a good...

/ October 19, 2016
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Should Evangelicals Vote for Clinton or Trump?

Let us revisit, one final time, what has become the question for those with hesitations about voting for Donald Trump: For whom, then, shall we vote? The nearer the election comes, the sharper the pressure will be upon those who...

/ October 6, 2016