There’s no point in denying it: evangelical Christians are supporting Donald Trump. While there are certainly pockets of the evangelical community firmly entrenched in the #NeverTrump camp, recent polls indicate that the reality TV star and real estate developer is having no trouble attracting conservative Christians to his campaign.
It’s perfectly understandable that people would be frustrated. In my mind, the rigid partisanship of our politics, the violence and vitriol at our political rallies, the crude language on our social media feeds, is the result of our fears and frustrations going unaddressed.
Whether it’s a family conversation around the dinner table or a quick chat over coffee after church, tensions around political views among believers has the potential to escalate quickly, causing many to shy away from the conversation altogether.
As “the Day” approaches many Americans are worried, discouraged, and even angry. How did it come to this? How did these two people become our primary choices for the next president of the United States? The day I am speaking about is Election Day.
This presidential election season in the United States, which seemed to have begun the moment the previous election ended (or maybe even before the final poll numbers were in), has been so long, so drawn out, so filled with contention and scandal, that I think many people have wondered if it will ever end so that we can all find our bearings again.
The anxiety ran unchecked in my mind and caused me to doubt everything: relationships, my abilities and knowledge, God’s existence, whether I had faith, whether someone who doubts God and cannot find his own faith during his fifth year of seminary ought to be a pastor.