The day after the election, I decided to not write anything here until the New Year. Although I had long been certain that Trump would beat Hillary, not many other people were. I was bewildered by the reactions that so many people had to the Trump victory, and the sheer volume and range of opinions, fears, and analyses being discussed made me conclude that publishing anything in that environment would be as futile as the proverbial screen door on a submarine.
I’ve been writing a lot, though, and am now cutting, pasting, and organizing my thoughts on what the Trump victory means, including:
- how and why it happened
- why the hysterical reactions
- what it means for liberty,
- how Christians should seriously re-assess their role in American politics, and
- why the Trump administration is likely to be revolutionary—but not in the way you might think.
The best way to hear the perspective from which I will approach all of this is to listen to the best sermon I have ever heard on how a Christian should view the state, which happened to have been preached by my pastor the Sunday before Election Day:
Two important notes:
- Though I think a Trump victory was preferable to Hillary winning, I didn’t vote for Donald Trump, and I don’t think his victory is a good thing.
- Though I am linking to my own pastor’s sermon, please don’t attribute anything I write or say to him, or to any other group or person he may be affiliated with.