New from Concordia Publishing House is Called to Vote: A Christian’s Approach to Elections, a downloadable, reproducible four-week study that’s designed to “spark thoughtful and biblical conversation about voting in a democracy and our duty as Christian citizens.”
Written by the Rev. Dr. Ken Schurb, Called to Vote isn’t a voting guide and doesn’t endorse a particular candidate or political party. Rather, its intent is to help readers understand voting “as a result of being moved by the love of Christ, who first loved us.”
Lessons cover these four topics:
- Distinguishing between God’s Word and our own human judgments.
- Distinguishing, but not separating, God’s two models of ruling.
- Distinguishing oneself as ruled from oneself as “ruler.”
- Repentance and involvement in politics.
Each session includes an introduction, questions for discussion and a closing prayer. A leaders guide and student pages also are included in the study, which may be used in large and small groups.
Posted September 6, 2016