This week, a divisive and unprecedented election season culminated in a win for Republican nominee Donald Trump. Exit polls reported that four out of five white voters who self-identified as “evangelical” voted for him. Following the election, CT surveyed the reactions of evangelical leaders.
Responses are listed alphabetically.
Matthew Lee Anderson: “I have not lost any of the skepticism”
Founder of Mere Orthodoxy
“As one who opposed both our major party candidates, I am glad that the campaign is over and hopeful that America will endure the four years ahead. … Yet while the hope I feel is real, I have not lost any of the skepticism I have frequently registered about the effects of a Trump presidency on evangelicalism, on racial minorities, and on America. That skepticism will not be alleviated for a long time to come.”
Thabiti Anyabwile: “Now the work begins afresh”
Pastor, Anacostia River Church, Washington, DC
“I am doing well following the election. Our political process worked again, and that’s a blessing. The result is not what I wanted. Ideally, I longed for a way for both major party candidates to lose. And Mr. Trump’s election was, by a sliver, the worse possible outcome in my mind. But I’m confident in the goodness of God and his loving rule of all things. And I’m confident that my ministry of prayer for the president will produce more than all my political participation. Now the work begins afresh—on my knees and in continued engagement.”
Barry C. Black: “Grateful, optimistic, and satisfied”
Chaplain of the United States Senate
"Donald Trump has been elected president of the United States, and I feel grateful, ...1
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