Evangelical Christianity's hijacking was not inevitable. We barely missed the bus. We could have traveled with a more sophisticated political theology, free from clichés of the right and left.
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Christians must never attempt to enact their religion through politics, because this move bows to the assumption that the ultimate power in our culture is the power of the state.
The day after the inauguration, I will be joining religious leaders at the National Prayer Service for our new president. I will pray that this new era can change the image of religion in our country.
Further polling results will help to answer the critical question of why religious voters cast their ballots the way they did. But three factors are likely key to understanding the religious shift.
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