From The Christian Recorder:
“Make America Great Again” is popular political rhetoric these days. This phrase begs the question, “When was America ever great?”
Read Full story: http://www.thechristianrecorder.com/make-america-great/
Our God who art in heaven, guide us as we vote and elect leaders for our country, our states, and our local communities. Grant us patience when there are lines, wisdom in navigating ballots, and discernment when choosing candidates.
Read Full story: http://www.boldcafe.org/blog/praying-election-day-approaches
From Texas Bishop:
Today we elect the 45th president of the United States. After a long and grueling campaign, many of us are eager for this election to be over.
Read Full story: http://texasbishop.blogspot.com/2016/11/thoughts-on-2016-presidential-election.html
From The Presbyterian Outlook:
One of the things that they don’t teach you in mission training is that once you leave your country you automatically become an expert on your home country and are expected to know the answers to all the questions that someone might ask.
Read Full story: https://pres-outlook.org/2016/11/reflection-u-s-elections/
The word, “revolution,” certainly hung in the air as businessman and former reality TV star Donald Trump and former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton competed for the presidency. For many of us, it’s the stuff of history books, such as the 1776 American Revolution.
Read Full story: http://www.ucobserver.org/short_list/2016/11/election_les_miserables/
From Religion News Service:
(RNS) Fifty years ago, sociologist Robert Bellah wrote an influential essay claiming that the United States possessed a civil religion drawing on Christianity but distinct from any particular faith and embraced by most Americans.
Read Full story: http://religionnews.com/2016/11/11/donald-trump-and-the-end-of-the-american-civil-religiondonald-trump-v-the-american-civil-religion/
From Connecticut Conference, UCC:
By the time you read this devotional, the 2016 election season will at last have reached its conclusion. But as we wake up this morning and take stock of the decisions the American electorate has made, the things that were revealed about our nation in the course of this campaign are no less true.
Read Full story: http://www.ctucc.org/spiritedwednesdaydetail/the-morning-after-6617398
ROME-Pope Francis doesn’t give judgements about people and politicians. At least, this is what he answered when he was asked about the United States’ President-elect Donald Trump.
Read Full story: https://cruxnow.com/vatican/2016/11/11/asked-trump-pope-says-main-concern-migrants-refugees/
From Russell Moore:
The 2016 presidential election is now over, and, in what very few could ever have imagined, Donald Trump is elected President of the United States. No matter what our differences politically or religiously, surely we can all agree that this campaign has been demoralizing and even traumatizing for most of the country. So what should evangelical Christians do now?
Read Full story: http://www.russellmoore.com/2016/11/09/president-trump-now-church/
From Now The End Begins:
Tonight. the God of Abraham, Isaac and Jacob spoke quite loudly. Change like this country has never seen, like the world has never seen, has arrived at our doorstep. President Trump has been elected leader of the free world.
Read Full story: http://www.nowtheendbegins.com/maga-donald-trump-wins-presidency-historic-mandate-victory-hillary-clinton/
From Get Religion:
Maybe it was just too much to ask our nation’s top political journalists to see the facts.
Read Full story: https://www.getreligion.org/getreligion/2016/11/9/trump-and-the-media-meltdown-have-elite-journalists-spotted-any-religion-ghosts-yet
From The Religious Imagineer:
What just happened? Has half the country endorsed hate, fear, ignorance, racism, white nationalism, misogyny, sexual assault, xenophobia, environmental suicide, nuclear instability, and a war against the poor, the immigrant and the “other?”
Read Full story: https://jimfriedrich.com/2016/11/10/members-of-the-same-body-a-post-election-homily/
From Richard Cahill:
So, this, the most sordid election in living memory, will be decided tomorrow by the actual voters, instead of the Russians and the FBI. The public will have the choice between a candidate who is embarrassed by some of the emails she and her buddies exchanged, and a candidate who usually speaks in this formulation.
Read Full story: http://www.richardcahill.net/home/top-ten-things-that-wont-change-no-matter-who-wins-the-election
From Episcopal Cafe:
Reactions to the election news from around the church and communion continue to appear. There is lament but hope as well and determination to hold fast to faith and to continue the work of the Gospel.
Read Full story: http://www.episcopalcafe.com/election-2016-responses/
From The Christian Science Monitor:
ATLANTA — An Atlanta nightclub owner this week called the CBS hip-hop station V-103 “racist” after its hosts talked about president-elect Donald Trump in unflattering ways. On his Facebook post, Scott Strumlauf added: “You’re owed nothing!!!! Trump spoke the truth. It may hurt, but too bad.”
Read Full story: http://www.csmonitor.com/USA/Society/2016/1112/How-Americans-are-handling-post-election-hate
From Denny Burk:
I have stayed up to the bitter end on election night. Secretary Clinton has just conceded the race, and President-elect Trump is delivering his victory speech as I type. There will be much to say in coming days about tonight’s result. Before turning-in for the night, I offer five quick thoughts on what we have just witnessed.
Read Full story: http://www.dennyburk.com/some-late-night-thoughts-about-the-most-stunning-election-of-my-lifetime/
From Douglas Wilson:
I was not surprised at the election of Donald Trump. I was actually expecting that. Neither was I surprised at the decisiveness of his win in Electoral College terms. I was expecting that also.
Read Full story: https://dougwils.com/s7-engaging-the-culture/kicking-cant-road.html
It’s been easy to be cynical this election cycle. Too easy. In fact, it’s been hard not to be! But now that the election is here, we want to do better – better than cynicism.
Read Full story: http://www.patheos.com/blogs/frenchrevolution/2016/11/06/six-things-for-christians-to-remember-this-election/
From Faith and History:
“Let us . . . bind up the nation’s wounds,” the founder of the party of Lincoln exhorted his fellow countrymen in his brief second inaugural address in March 1865. “It is time for America to bind the wounds of division,” the current standard-bearer of Lincoln’s party told the nation in the wee hours of Wednesday morning.
Read Full story: https://faithandamericanhistory.wordpress.com/2016/11/11/lincoln-and-trump-on-binding-our-wounds/
From Mirror of Justice:
A couple of days before the election, The Gospel Coalition, a leading evangelical website, did a story comparing the prospects for religious liberty under Clinton and Trump. I was interviewed, and I emphasized the likely “direct” religious-liberty threats to conservative religions that a Clinton administration would have posed; then I referred to problems posed by Trump.
Read Full story: http://mirrorofjustice.blogs.com/mirrorofjustice/2016/11/evangelicals-trump-and-moral-credibility.html
From Bread For The World:
One of the best times to raise the issues of hunger and poverty is during election campaigns. During these periods, current and potential office holders are listening the most and are making and establishing promises, priorities, and plans.
Read Full story: http://www.bread.org/breads-i-vote-end-hunger-campaign
I believe it was the Bill Gaither Trio that made the song that these words come from famous. It is a song about the despair that the Apostles and other followers of Jesus felt when they witnessed the crucifixion of their friend.
Read Full story: http://www.frpeterpreble.com/2016/11/fog-lifting-post-election-thoughts.html
From Old Life:
Have journalists figured out that religious celebrities don’t speak for the religious?
Read Full story: https://oldlife.org/2016/11/11/the-trump-effect/
Well… that was not what I expected. Of course, I’m talking about the election, because really, who wasn’t watching that last night?
Read Full story: http://www.crosswalk.com/faith/spiritual-life/why-it-s-all-going-to-be-ok.html
From The Olive Branch Report:
This is not so much an article as it is a plea to the people of God. Pray harder than you have ever prayed in your life! Yes, God answered our prayers for the election, but we are in spiritual warfare with the god of this world – DON’T forget that!
Read Full story: http://theolivebranchreport.com/our-continued-prayers-are-so-needed-satan-and-his-minions-are-angry/
From Jim Harnish:
By habit and profession, it’s my personal pattern to attempt to put words around things that are sometimes bigger than words can carry. So, here I go again, reflecting on the stunning surprise of Donald Trump being elected President of the United States.
Read Full story: https://jimharnish.org/2016/11/09/what-will-we-tell-the-children/
From John Pavlovitz:
I keep hearing calls for unity in my country right now, though these aren’t spoken as the desperate prayers of hearts desiring peace between two hurting sides, they’re spoken as chastisements of one side by another.
Read Full story: http://johnpavlovitz.com/2016/11/12/america-needs-unity-but-it-needs-something-else-first/
From Black Christian News Network:
In 2010, visual artist Gene Schmidt embarked on a journey using Philadelphia, the City of Brotherly Love, as his canvas. Schmidt used panels of scrap wood to recreate 1 Corinthians 13 and laid it out against buildings and along sidewalks throughout the city.
Read Full story: http://blackchristiannews.com/2016/11/what-do-white-evangelicals-owe-people-of-color-who-feel-betrayed-by-trumps-election/
From Christian Headlines:
Anne Graham Lotz, the daughter of revered evangelist Billy Graham, said in an interview with CBN News that she believes God has raised up Donald Trump to be the president, but also that Christians must continue to pray for the country and for its leaders.
Read Full story: http://www.christianheadlines.com/blog/anne-graham-lotz-on-america-going-forward-most-critical-thing-god-s-people-can-do-is-pray.html
From Christian Headlines:
Had evangelical Christians stayed home on Election Day – “or if the Rapture occurred” – Donald Trump would have lost the 2016 presidential election by a landslide, according to Ralph Reed, founder and chairman of the Faith & Freedom Coalition.
Read Full story: http://www.christianheadlines.com/news/are-evangelicals-expecting-too-much-from-a-trump-presidency.html
From Charisma News:
Some people are convinced they know who the next president of the United States will be. Some respected prophetic voices have publicly prophesied Bible parallels that certainly make sense to many spiritual minds.
Read Full story: http://www.charismanews.com/opinion/watchman-on-the-wall/61130-prophecy-on-election-day-a-kingdom-will-be-toppled
From The Christian Post:
Following the victory of President-elect Donald Trump, Bishop T.D. Jakes, senior pastor of The Potter’s House church in Dallas, Texas, attempted to give voice to the frustrations felt by many Americans who did not support Trump and what he represented during his campaign.
Read Full story: http://www.christianpost.com/news/td-jakes-says-americans-traumatized-by-trumps-election-protests-spread-nationwide-171464/
I have been quiet during the lead up to tomorrow’s presidential election. I haven’t been posting political articles on social media or canvassing for a candidate. There is no yard sign on my front lawn. Mostly, I have been just trying to hold onto my sanity until the barrage of political ads cease.
Read Full story: https://sojo.net/articles/i-used-screen-somali-refugees-heres-why-trumps-latest-statements-are-wrong
Without question, this election season has been stressful and anxiety-producing. Social media newsfeeds are saturated with contentious stories and troubling rhetoric.
Read Full story: http://justiceunbound.org/carousel/the-persistence-of-trauma-and-the-power-of-belief/
From Hannah Wilder:
While mindful that many of you have already voted, I am also aware that tomorrow is a momentous day in the life of our nation. This has been a remarkably divisive political campaign in a time where our nation’s divisions have been growing more acute.
Read Full story: http://edsd.org/election-eve-reflection/
From Brian Kaylor:
Looking at the election results from Tuesday, I keep thinking about one statistic: 81 percent of white evangelicals voted for Donald Trump. It’s the most lopsided support that white evangelicals have given in a presidential campaign. Eight in ten voted for a thrice-married business mogul known for misogyny, racism, promotion of violence, greed, and bigotry.
Read Full story: http://www.briankaylor.com/2016/11/why-im-no-longer-evangelical.html
From Jerseygirl, Jesus:
I think I can finally breathe again, awakened from the shell -shock. But the deep grief — it lingers.
Read Full story: http://www.patheos.com/blogs/jerseygirljesus/my-thoughts-after-the-election-rise-up/
From Clergy Confidential:
Just after Donald Trump announced his candidacy in that rambling, humorous (in a ‘what-is-our-electoral-process-now-a-reality-show?’ kind of way) address on the steps of Trump Tower, I tweeted out: “Just awoke from a nightmare! Dreamed that during the Prayers of the People we prayed for ‘Donald, our President.”
Read Full story: http://www.clergyconfidential.com/2016/11/why-trump-presidency-is-best-thing-to.html
From Christian Piatt:
We’ve seen the friction surrounding any real or perceived overlap of one’s personal business and their role in public office. Conflicts of interest are taken very seriously, as we realize that government corruption and the exploitation of power for personal gain are tragically prevalent.
Read Full story: http://www.patheos.com/blogs/christianpiatt/2016/11/what-happens-to-donald-trumps-businesses-when-he-becomes-president/
From Neva’s Notes:
It’s been nearly a week since the election and I freely admit I am still in shock. I wake up each day in disbelief that Trump is the President- Elect. But he is, and he is the duly elected President-Elect. The American people have spoken (or coughed-up).
Read Full story: https://nrfox.wordpress.com/2016/11/14/the-american-people-have-spoken-or-coughed-up/