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Welcome to Patheos' 2016 Election Coverage feature. Patheos offers a diverse collection of the world's most compelling writers confronting key issues voters face this presidential election season. As Americans prepare to elect the 45th president of the United States on November 8, we offer continuing coverage of the candidates, issues facing America today, the intersection of faith and politics, and more.


The Inauguration of President Trump

10 Goals President Trump Will Accomplish

10 Goals President Trump Will Accomplish

Jim Erwin

President Donald J. Trump will be inaugurated this week. He has made many promises. How many of these promises will be fulfilled?

5 Un-Presidential, Rare, or Wild Things We’ll See in a Trump Presidency

5 Un-Presidential, Rare, or Wild Things We’ll See in a Trump Presidency

Benjamin L. Corey

Trump seems to love control, but there’s one thing he can’t control: his own mouth.

6 Faith Leaders to Pray at Trump Inauguration

6 Faith Leaders to Pray at Trump Inauguration

Jacob Lupfer

Trump's inclusion of faith leaders includes some surprises.

To Bind the Wounds: 3 Millennials Write the Trump Inaugural Address

To Bind the Wounds: 3 Millennials Write the Trump Inaugural Address

Maria Dixon Hall

College students wrote an inaugural address for President-Elect Donald Trump that was designed to call America to unity.

JFK vs. Trump: Who Wins?

JFK vs. Trump: Who Wins?

Rebecca Hamilton

The America of 1961 would not have tolerated behavior like President Elect Trump’s from anyone in public life, including entertainers.

A Message for Our Leaders: A Heart of Wisdom

A Message for Our Leaders: A Heart of Wisdom

Bruce Epperly

After the campaign is over, the name calling, self-congratulation, and the tweeting ceases, the elected leader must look at the mirror of his or her life and realize how unprepared he or she is for the task of national leadership.

Inaugural Poem for Donald Trump

Inaugural Poem for Donald Trump

Cynthia Schrage

Lord save us please, and we're praying out loud. From President Dumbbell, the boorish and loud.

6 Celebrities Who Are in Trump's Corner

6 Celebrities Who Are in Trump's Corner

Stacey Dash

The election of Donald Trump has sent Hollywood spiraling out of control. Here are those who are welcoming the change that a Trump presidency may bring.

2016 Election Coverage

Aftermath of the Election: What Do We Do Now?

Aftermath of the Election: What Do We Do Now?

Mary Pezzulo

  I didn’t watch the Returns last night. I watched an old video of Bob Ross with my daughter, and then I went for a walk in the rain. I went to bed, and had nightmares. I woke up, and here we are. I did not like either candidate very much. I like this result [Read More...]

Our Hope and our Politics

Our Hope and our Politics

Scot McKnight

Somewhere overnight or this morning the eschatology of American Christians may become clear. If a Republican wins and the Christian becomes delirious or confident that the Golden Days are about to arrive, that Christian has an eschatology of politics. Or, alternatively, if a Democrat wins and the Christian becomes delirious or confident that the Golden [Read More...]

Failures of Love

Failures of Love

J. R. Daniel Kirk

We have failed each other.

The Republic Will Survive,  I’m Not Sure About My Friends

The Republic Will Survive, I’m Not Sure About My Friends

Jason Mankey

Thoughts on the 2016 election.

“What Now, Mr. President?”

“What Now, Mr. President?”

Dan Peterson

    I actually had a feeling, over the past few days, that Mr. Trump was about to acquire the presidency.  But today would have been a sober day for me either way the election went, as I objected to both major-party nominees.   I’m trying to see positives in the results of yesterday’s election.  The [Read More...]

Politics and Us

Politics and Us

Kristina ElSayed

Hello! I feel like we are meeting for the first time. So, in the interest of getting to know you I’d love to hear all about you. I’ll start. Me: Kristina From Ohio. Midwest thru and through. Age: 40s Relationship: Married 18 years Children: Mr. Fox, Pea and Kate. If you want to know more, [Read More...]

What would Malcolm X say to Lil Wayne?

What would Malcolm X say to Lil Wayne?

Hakeem Muhammad

In recent news, Grammy Award winning hip-hop artist Lil Wayne stated that in his entire life he has never experienced racism. Nope, not even once!  Lil Wayne even went so far as to assert that racism is not significant factor in American society due to the white fans who attend his concerts. Despite growing up [Read More...]

Six Things for Christians to Remember This Election

Six Things for Christians to Remember This Election

Guest Contributor

It’s been easy to be cynical this election cycle. Too easy. In fact, it’s been hard not to be! But now that the election is here, we want to do better - better than cynicism.