J.C. Derrick

J.C. is WORLD’s deputy chief content officer and WORLD Radio’s managing editor based in Dallas. Follow J.C. on Twitter @jcderrick1.

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Never Trump-ers face the future

Campaign 2016 | Some call for cooperation, while others call for exodus from the GOP
by J.C. Derrick
Posted 11/09/16, 04:30 pm

Numerous “Never Trump” Republicans issued conciliatory statements in the wake of Donald Trump’s shocking victory over former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton on Tuesday, but they disagreed on the best path forward.

“Congratulations to President-elect @realDonaldTrump and VP-elect @mike_pence. You have my prayers for wisdom and blessing as you lead us,” tweeted Russell Moore, president of the Southern Baptist Convention’s Ethics and Religious Liberty Commission, who was perhaps the most vocal evangelical Trump opponent.

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Republicans keep control of U.S. Senate

Campaign 2016 | GOP wins close races in Pennsylvania and Missouri
by J.C. Derrick
Posted 11/09/16, 02:05 am

UPDATE: Republicans have claimed close Senate races in Pennsylvania and Missouri to ensure the party will retain at worst a 52-48 majority in the next Congress.

Well after 1 a.m. EST, the Associated Press called Pennsylvania for incumbent Sen. Pat Toomey, who led Democrat Katie McGinty by 1.5 percent with almost 99 percent of precincts reporting. Toomey likely will finish slightly ahead of GOP nominee Donald Trump after running a moderate campaign and separating himself from the presidential contender.

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Election week wisdom

Campaign 2016 | Pastor offers six things every Christian should do before, during, and after this divisive election
by J.C. Derrick
Posted 11/07/16, 12:42 pm

James Forsyth, pastor of McLean (Va.) Presbyterian Church, delivered a thought-provoking sermon Sunday offering practical election advice for Christians (see video below). Before considering his six takeaways, Pastor Forsyth said it’s important to remember two things:

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