The Iowa Caucuses started the 2016 presidential primary season off with some shocking results. Democrats Hillary Clinton and Bernie Sanders finished in a virtual tie. No one, not least the candidates, expected such a thing. Then, Ted Cruz finished first among Republicans, with Donald Trump following at second and Marco Rubio only two thousand votes behind Trump. The rest of the Republican candidates came nowhere close and some are already dropping out of the race.

In a special video podcast, Stephen makes the case that it was Trump’s clumsiness in dealing with religion that cost him so dearly and that it was Cruz and Rubio’s fluency in the language of faith—combined with well-run political machines—that led to them finishing so well. While providing other analyses and predictions, Stephen continues to argue that the 2016 presidential race is going to be a great deal about faith-based visions for America.


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