Election Day 2016 Live Blogging and Open Forum

Fellow Grove City College professor Michael Coulter (Political Science) and I will be blogging through the day and evening regarding the election. Feel free to comment via the Live Blog feature and/or here on this post. In the comments section, please include links, news, etc, which interest you about the most bizarre election season in my lifetime.Live Blog  … [Read more...]

Live Blogging Election 2016

Bookmark this page and come back for election night when we'll be live!Join Grove City College professors Warren Throckmorton and Michael Coulter for observations and discussion of election night 2016.As of Monday morning (11/7/16), Nate Silver's group has Clinton with a strong probability to win. … [Read more...]

Voting for an Independent Candidate Is an Acceptable Option

Recently, several big name Christian leaders have made a case that a vote for a third party/independent candidate is a waste of a Christian's vote and will only serve to elect Hillary Clinton. Dire warnings and shaming accompany these appeals.Here are several reasons I disagree and believe that voting for an independent or minor party candidate is a good option.*No one owns or is entitled to my vote and support. If the GOP and Democrat parties put up unqualified and unfit candidates, I … [Read more...]

Will Evangelicals Stand By Their Man?

Update: Trump just now posted an apology video, if you can call it that. In it he goes on the attack and shows no sign of stepping down.Update: Sen. Mike Lee (R-UT) calls on Trump to drop out.Alan Noble started a petition aimed at the RNC to fire Trump.......................The October surprise (although it shouldn't be a big surprise) has come and Donald Trump's support from evangelicals is being tested. Will they signal to him that they are leaving or will they stand by … [Read more...]

Scholars and Writers Even More for America. Who’s With Us?

I am stealing an idea from Alan Noble. I think he is okay with it.A new group has emerged for America. Scholars and Writers for America are supporting Donald Trump. Well, that's nice that they are for America. But I don't feel like being "for America" is enough. As someone who is not supporting Trump, I declare that I am Even More for America than people who are just "For America." Ready to be Even More for America? Join us. Leave your name and affiliation (for identification purposes only, … [Read more...]

Robert Morris: God Needs Us to Pray So He Can Heal the Land

As noted earlier today, Gateway Church hosted The Gathering yesterday. Robert Morris is the founder and senior pastor of Gateway and kicked off the afternoon session with pastors. It appears that the attendance was modest, between 140-200 pastors. Watch:Transcript: Let me welcome you and let you know where we're going today, and a couple of things like that, and how this all got started. I'm gonna share just for a moment, have an opening prayer, and then we'll have one more … [Read more...]

Tony Evans: We Can Literally Change God’s Mind about Taking America off the Scene

Tony Evans is the founder and pastor of Oak Cliff Bible Fellowship in Dallas TX and the chairman of the executive council of The Gathering, a solemn assembly of pastors and Christians which took place yesterday. In his introduction to the day, Evans raised three possibilities regarding America. One is that Christ will return and set up His Kingdom. The second one is that America will be judged and taken off "the scene," and a third is that American Christians pray and repent and change God's … [Read more...]

Sometimes David Barton’s Website is a Good Answer to David Barton

Yesterday, GOP activist David Barton delivered a speech to the Dallas Eagle Forum.  In it, he said that Christian have a responsibility to vote for Donald Trump (see the Right Wing Watch segment).  Barton is now downplaying Trump's failings by saying the character of the leaders is not important, the person's policies are what is important. Watch this video on that point. He says, "Righteousness is the public policies you have" as opposed to the leaders who may or may not be righteous.This is … [Read more...]