In America, people have the opportunity to vote. This freedom is both a privilege and a responsibility. That means our decisions at the polls deserve to be prayed over as well as thoroughly researched. But many people have such deeply entrenched opinions that they neglect to question their political assumptions. In The United Methodist Church, we encourage everyone to constantly search for truth throughout their lives. And we do not search for truth by doing whatever we are told by our favored political parties. Instead, we search for truth by studying the Bible (especially Jesus), church traditions, our own experiences, and attempting to come to a reasonable conclusion about God’s will. Toward that end, I invite you to join us for Mysteries of the Bible: 2020 Election Edition this October, while we apply the United Methodist process to some of the major issues on voter’s minds as we approach the 2020 election.
Week 1 Matthew 5:38-48
Week 2 Matthew 18:10-14
Week 3 Matthew 25:31-40
Week 4 Matthew 28:26-20
Study Scripture, Tradition, Experience, and Reason
Read the United Methodist Social Principles on your top voting issues.
Ryan began his pastoral ministry at Maize Manor United Methodist Church in 2014 after serving at the Church of the Messiah in Westerville, Ohio. He lives in Columbus with his wife, Mariellyn, and five children. Visit the Staff Page to learn more about Pastor Ryan.