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How Would Jesus Vote?

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Every political season, a firestorm of controversy erupts around the religious viewpoints of the major candidates and their policy prescriptions. But more and more Christians are increasingly uncomfortable with the agenda from both sides of the political aisle to claim God as a campaign advisor. How should Christians understand their responsibilities as citizens? What role does our faith play when we enter the voting booth? Does God even care?

The California primary election will be June 5th. Would you consider taking the time in your busy schedule to give the evening of June 1st over to thinking more deeply about the intersection of your faith and your earthly citizenship?

How would Jesus Vote? A Special Presentation from Michael Horton

  • When:  Friday, June 1, 2012 at 7:30 p.m.

  • Who:  Michael Horton

  • What:  Michael Horton, author and host of the White Horse Innnational radio broadcast, is coming to the Silicon Valley to explore the political implications of being a disciple of King Jesus. You are invited to a special lecture at The King's Academy on June 1st at 7:30 pm (reception to follow). Free resources from White Horse Inn and Modern Reformation magazine will also be available.

  • Where: The King's Academy, 562 North Britton Avenue, Sunnyvale, CA  94085

  • Registration: FREE EVENT - no registration required!

Please periodically check our calendar page for more upcoming events.

UPDATE - 6.7.12: This event was not recorded so we will be unable to provide the audio to this lecture.


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  • Will this be podcasted for those of us unable to attend?

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  • Guest - Peter

    Will their be a recording or video of this event? I think it would be extremely beneficial for other Christians all over the country to hear this!

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  • Guest - Andrew

    Trick Question!

    Jesus as God (aka "Almighty Creator") doesn't vote, He raises kings and nations up. He changes/hardens the hearts of Kings and Pharoahs. Even mighty Nebuchadnezzar was called by God "My Servant".

    Jesus incarnate was not a Roman citizen and therefore, as a member of a conqured nation, He as man had no vote.

    We are not God and we (in Western nations) have the appearance of Suffrage so there is no point of common.

    Furthermore, the title is troubling in that it smacks of the same profanity as the WWJD meme in that it highly encourages people to project their fallen Nature and their fallen Will and desires on to a Holy God by presupposing that the Finite and Fallen can somehow confidently claim that we can speak authoratively about the Mind and Purpose of a Holy, Omniscient and Infinite God.

    To arrogantly say "Jesus would do ____" is to deny others to even question ____ because this is what Jesus would do or how Jesus would vote. Personally I would never dare to claim that God shares my own Idealistic Vanity.

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  • Guest - Michael Horton

    Wow, Andrew, that title got you all worked up! It's meant to be provocative, especially to draw out folks to hear a take that's different from what they might expect. My focus is going to be on the kingdom that we are RECEIVING from heaven, not BUILDING on earth. And yet, we are citizens of both kingdoms. Distinguishing without divorcing: that's my interest in that talk. I have no intention of misusing God's Word to endorse any candidate on Christ's behalf. Just don't beat me to the punchline!

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  • Guest - Glynne

    I like Andrew's answer. Though I could not have articulated it as well, that was nearly exactly the same reaction I had when I saw the title. If he is aiming to be provocative perhaps he should check with Tony Campolo. (grin) On a side note, one reason I could not bring myself to fully support WHI is because when Horton gets into politics on the show on rare occasions it is, in my view, one of the worst shows. Otherwise I really like WHI.

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  • Guest - Ryan Carlson

    Looking forward to it! If someone is looking for the typical drumbeat...I have a sneaking feeling they might be in for a good, thoughtful alternative.

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  • Guest - Brad Kamper

    We'll be there!

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  • Guest - Lee Johnson

    Will this be made available?

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  • Guest - Mark Vander Pol

    Lee - see the update at the end of the post.

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