In this week’s episode (recorded days before Election Day 2020), Bri asks a timely and relevant “Big Question”: How do I survive election season as a Lutheran woman?
In the honest and open conversation that follows, Sarah, Erin, Bri, and Rachel cover a range of topics and ideas at the intersection of Lutheran faith and politics: voting out of love for our neighbors, trusting “not in princes,” and finding our ultimate identity in Christ — not political party affiliations. They also touch on the place of social media in political discourse, the value of secret ballots, the way voting priorities change as you age, and whether or not this year’s election is actually the most contentious in American political history.
In the end, Bri reminds us that whether we vote red or blue (or something else entirely), we are sisters in Christ, and we are loved.
Learn more about the following resources mentioned or quoted in the episode:
- The August issue of The Lutheran Witness on theology and politics
- The Rev. Dr. Joel Biermann’s article “Beyond the Booth”
- Peter Slayton’s article “Social Media Politics”
- The Rev. Dr. Joel Lehenbauer’s 2012 sermon “Trust Not”
- The Lutheran Book of Prayer and Starck’s Prayer Book, both from CPH
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