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No, the Majority of American Evangelicals Did Not Vote for Trump
Joe Carter, TGC

How did American evangelicals vote in the 2016 election? Based on polling data and news sources, you might be under the impression that an overwhelming number of evangelicals—more than 80 percent—voted for Donald Trump. But this isn’t quite accurate.

Harlem Gives President Trump a Chance
Jason L. Riley , Wall Street Journal

Bishop Gibson said Mr. Trump’s “law and order” message resonated with Harlemites but that ultimately “the president can’t do much about crime.” It has to start with the communities—churches, families and fathers in particular, he said.

New film tells story of the ‘resilience’ of persecuted Christians

“What is remarkable about persecuted Christians is their resilience. They are not just victims. Understanding this is the key to being in solidarity with them,” said Daniel Philpott, a political science professor at the University of Notre Dame and the co-director of a new film.

Artificial Intelligence Joins the Battle to End Online Sex Trafficking
Robby Berman, Big Think

Thorn, a non-profit dedicated to fighting child sexual exploitation, is fighting back using the latest technology to assist law enforcement in putting a stop to it.

Joe Carter Joe Carter is a Senior Editor at the Acton Institute. Joe also serves as an editor at the The Gospel Coalition, a communications specialist for the Ethics and Religious Liberty Commission of the Southern Baptist Convention, and as an adjunct professor of journalism at Patrick Henry College. He is the editor of the NIV Lifehacks Bible and co-author of How to Argue like Jesus: Learning Persuasion from History's Greatest Communicator (Crossway).


  • Dido

    No personal interest or monetary gain should come before a morale responsibility to those that were here before us that without them we the people Recognize and sympathize with all their suffering, their losses but yet here we stand on their land and here Again, it seems that nothing has changed, that we the people have to take a morale responsibility if others will not and that the newly elect do the right thing and give the respect that is so long over due, and that the newly elect not forget that without we the people he would have never made it to such a powerful position!