The divisive political climate in our nation can cause tensions in our congregations. Republicans, Democrats and independents gather under the same roof for Sunday worship, but they may bring very different understandings of our nation’s problems and how to tackle them. It’s a balancing act to be faithful followers of Jesus, civically engaged citizens, and folks who love their neighbors as themselves. But our Christian faith and our Lutheran tradition give us some tools to manage it.

Download a study guide for “Discipleship in a democracy,” which appeared in Living Lutheran‘s October 2020 issue. The free pdf includes six pages of discussion questions and a copy of the article.

Robert C. Blezard
Robert C. Blezard is pastor of St. Paul Lutheran Church in Aberdeen, Md., and editor of Living Lutheran's study guides. Previously he served as an assistant to the bishop of the Lower Susquehanna Synod.

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