The Top 10 Stories of 2016 Christians Should Know About
1. U.S. 2016 Presidential Election
The 2016 presidential election and its result was certainly an event that will continue to be discussed at length in the new year and beyond. President-elect Donald Trump surprised many, from political pundits in the media to Democrats to those within his own party, by not only becoming the Republican party’s nominee, but by going on to win the election, breaking down the so-called “blue wall” of states that Democratic candidates had won for years. Many evangelicals wrestled with whether to support Trump, with many reluctantly deciding to support him on the basis of his commitment to appointing conservative Supreme Court justices, or even simply due to their dislike of Democratic nominee Hillary Clinton. Overall, 80 percent of evangelicals (at least, white evangelicals) ended up voting for Trump.