A number of Christian friends have asked me for readings to help them sort through the clutter of the 2016 elections. I’ve been compiling a variety of items that I think are useful, whether your branch of Evangelical Christianity is conservative or liberal (and yes, this difference is important). I think you ought to read selections from both sides. I have not specifically sought out representatives of Mainline denominations, but their views largely align with liberal evangelicals. I also have included a reading each from the Roman Catholic and Eastern Orthodox perspectives. I will be putting out my own thoughts soon, but I hope this is generally helpful.
Helpful Current Big Picture Evangelical Christian Arguments
Prominent Conservative Evangelical Christians and their Arguments
- For Trump/Against Clinton: Jerry Falwell Jr., James Dobson, Ralph Reed, Franklin Graham, Eric Metaxas, Tony Perkins
- Against Trump and/or Against Clinton: Beth Moore, Wayne Grudem (withdrew previous Trump endorsement), Russell Moore, Marvin Olasky/World Magazine, Albert Mohler, Christianity Today, Max Lucado, John Stonestreet, Matthew Anderson, John Piper, James MacDonald, George Yancey
- For Clinton: None
- UPDATE 10/20: Wayne Grudem has changed his mind again and now he wants you to vote for Trump. Here are this week’s arguments.
Prominent Liberal Evangelical Christians
- For Clinton: Tony Campolo, Ron Sider, Miroslav Volf
- Against Trump but not explicitly For Clinton: Jim Wallis, Change.org petition signatories, A Call to Resist signatories
- Against Trump/Against Clinton: Sho Baraka
- For Trump: None
A Roman Catholic perspective: www.ncregister.com/blog/msgr-pope/vote-as-a-catholic-with-a-catholic-moral-vision