Younger evangelicals have broken from the white evangelical majority who supported Trump by 81%, and that means evangelical colleges are seeking to reassure their students who feel betrayed by those who supported a candidate who is outspoken in his prejudice and sexism. At Wheaton College, 42% of students were likely to vote for Clinton, while 52% of students at Grove City College were planning to vote for Trump. Philip Ryken of Wheaton College wrote to assure his students that Wheaton stands against prejudice and hatred (including racism and sexism), embraces ethnic diversity as part of God’s design for humanity in Christ. Students at Taylor University also reported racial intimidation.
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Why this story matters for church leaders:
Younger evangelicals are especially divided over the election results and could impact the future of churches.
- Hate Crimes: Even at Christian colleges there are reports of serious hate crimes and intimidation.
- Sexism and Racism Matter: In the midst of unity talks, churches must also address concerns about the acceptance of sexism and racism .
- Divided Future? This political division could be ongoing, but the mission of the Gospel calls churches to unite.
How can your church address the concerning issues of this election while remaining focused on sharing the Gospel with others?
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