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.
To order Called to Vote: A Christian’s Approach to Elections ($35, plus shipping, item no. 204215pdfWEB), call CPH at 800-325-3040, visit cph.org or click here.
Posted September 6, 2016
The United States in not a democracy. If you think it is, please take a high school Civics class again. It is a Republic, which is why we say “Republic” in the pledge of Allegiance. The media is constantly wrong in calling our country a democracy. That is the same as pastors (and many others) writing the Lutheran Church–Missouri Synod rather than The Lutheran Church–Missouri Synod.
Can you offer a review to compare “We the People” Study with “Called to Vote”? Our church has recently completed the 3-sessions on WtP; perhaps this would be an extension. Can you advise?
Thank you for your comment. We are not aware of any department here at the International Center that has prepared a review of these two studies. You may also contact the editors at Concordia Publishing House (http://www.cph.org) to see if they have the information you’re looking for.