‘Called to Vote’ offers Christian approach to elections

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.”

cph-vote-IN-newWritten 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

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3 Responses to ‘Called to Vote’ offers Christian approach to elections

  1. Rev. James Kretzmann September 6, 2016 at 3:26 pm #

    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.

  2. randa and ted pearson September 8, 2016 at 2:26 pm #

    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?

    • LCMS Church Information Center September 9, 2016 at 8:23 am #

      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.

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