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Season of Lent Commentary/Exegesis by Luke A. Powery http://www.theafricanamericanlectionary.org/PopupLectionaryReading.asp?LRID=72 A sermon starter and commentary by Luke Powery on 2 Corinthians 12:7-10 for the season of Lent in the African American Lectionary. Resource type: Commentary/Exegesis Source: The African American Lectionary Author: Luke A. Powery

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Election Day Communion Article by Lori Wilson https://colossianforum.org/2012/11/16/election-day-communion/ Our hope rests not in one political party or another, but instead in "one Lord, one faith, one baptism." Lori Wilson reports on a new phenomenon in 2012 – election night communion. Resource type: Article Source: Colossian Forum Blog Author: Lori Wilson

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Election Day Sermon Starter/Outline by Frederick Douglass Haynes, III http://www.theafricanamericanlectionary.org/PopupLectionaryReading.asp?LRID=51 This sermon starter and commentary on Matthew 22:15-22 and Mark 12:13-17 offers worship resources from an African American perspective for a Sunday preceding an election, addressing how Jesus positioned himself regarding politics in his day. Resource type: Sermon Starter/Outline Source: The African American Lectionary Author: Frederick Douglass Haynes, III

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Election Audio/Video by Robert Barron https://www.wordonfire.org/resources/homily/election/797/ In this podcast on Matthew 9:36–10:8, Romans 5:6-11, and Exodus 19:2-6, Robert Barron preaches on divine election. Election is not on the basis of merit, and is always for service and never for glory. Resource type: Audio/Video Source: Word on Fire Author: Robert Barron

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Election Stress Disorder and the Mind of Christ Article by Brian Keepers https://blog.perspectivesjournal.org/2016/10/17/election-stress-disorder-and-the-mind-of-christ/ "We make our elections and our elections make us." This reflections pushes us beyond this polarity, calling out our best instead as we allow the mind of Christ to be ours. Resource type: Article Source: The Twelve Author: Brian Keepers

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Election Day Element of Worship by Kimberly Knight http://www.theafricanamericanlectionary.org/PopupWorshipAid.asp?LRID=51 This article is full of resources for planning a service around the time of election. This article contains prayers, song suggestions, and more that can be used in the service. Resource type: Element of Worship Source: The African American Lectionary Author: Kimberly Knight

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The Election is Over: Long Live the King! Article by James K.A. Smith https://colossianforum.org/2012/11/08/the-election-is-over-long-live-the-king/ The morning after an election can be a difficult time for Christians, no matter who is elected. James Smith reflects on partisan loyalties and invites us to re-center our our allegiance to Christ. Resource type: Article Source: Colossian Forum Blog Author: James K.A. Smith

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What Role Did Religion Play in Bolsonaro’s Election? Article by Filipe Domingues https://www.americamagazine.org/politics-society/2018/11/19/brazil-turns-far-right-what-role-did-religion-play-bolsonaros-election In his first speech after his victory, Brazil’s far-right president-elect thanked God and praised voters for allowing the country to “march now on the right path.” Filipe Domingues explores religion's role in this election. Resource type: Article Source: America Magazine Author: Filipe Domingues

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What Is Really At Stake for Catholic Voters in this Election Article by David Vincent Meconi http://www.hprweb.com/2016/11/what-is-really-at-stake-for-catholic-voters-in-this-election/ Originally published before the 2016 US presidential election, this essay sees David Meconi reflect on the Catholic commitment to being "pro-life" and offer his assessment of the political implications of that commitment. Resource type: Article Source: Homiletic and Pastoral Review Author: David Vincent Meconi

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Sainthood, Election, and Lordship Commentary/Exegesis by Mark Tranvik https://www.workingpreacher.org/preaching.aspx?commentary_id=1634 In his commentary on the rich text of Ephesians 1:11-23, Mark Tranvik highlights three themes—sainthood, election, and lordship—and what may be a proper way to discuss and preach on these themes. Resource type: Commentary/Exegesis Source: Working Preacher - Preach This Week Author: Mark Tranvik

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Reject Political Idolatry This Election Season Article by Ben Irwin https://www.faithandleadership.com/ben-irwin-reject-political-idolatry-election-season A group of pastors is asking churches to celebrate communion on Election Day to send the message that the church is a radical alternative to the power structures of our world. Resource type: Article Source: Faith and Leadership Author: Ben Irwin

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Three Jesus-Inspired Ways to Respond to the Election Article by Ruthie Johnson https://www.missioalliance.org/allyship-three-jesus-inspired-ways-to-respond-to-the-election/ In response to a political election, this article offers four ways to counteract injustice by following Jesus' example: Lamenting, using our position to challenge the system, giving away power, and obeying God's commands. Resource type: Article Source: Missio Alliance Author: Ruthie Johnson

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Full Text Hymns on Election Free grace in electionPD
Saint of God, Elect and PreciousPD
Church of God, Elect and GloriousPD
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As Kenya holds election rerun, deep divisions across country persist Article by Russell Pollitt, S.J. https://www.americamagazine.org/politics-society/2017/11/07/kenya-holds-election-rerun-deep-divisions-across-country-persist In August 2017, Kenya’s Supreme Court annulled the result of its highly contested presidential election citing “illegalities and irregularities” in the voting process. A week after the decision Kenyans went back to the polls. Resource type: Article Source: America Magazine Author: Russell Pollitt, S.J.

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Post-Election Day Devotion Devotional by Jessica Miller Kelley https://www.ministrymatters.com/all/entry/3356/post-election-day-devotion Jessica Miller Kelley offers a perspective and a prayer for use after an election (this post was written in 2012). Resource type: Devotional Source: Ministry Matters Author: Jessica Miller Kelley

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Prayer of Intercession: Election Element of Worship https://re-worship.blogspot.com/2012/10/prayer-of-intercession-election.html This is a prayer of intercession for the nations. Although it is inspired by the coming of the 2012 election in the United States, the issues it addresses go beyond borders. Resource type: Element of Worship Source: Re-Worship

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Prayers & Benediction for Election Season Element of Worship by Fran Pratt http://globalworship.tumblr.com/post/152226513595/prayers-benediction-for-election-season These are responsive reading litanies and a benediction of blessing written during the 2016 American election. However, both are general enough that they can be used in any country preparing for an election in any year. Resource type: Element of Worship Source: Global Worship Author: Fran Pratt

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Disciples in an Election Season Article by Ben Gosden https://www.ministrymatters.com/all/entry/3189/disciples-in-an-election-season This article by Ben Gosden encourages Christian leaders to "embody the love of Christ" during elections by refusing to spread "divisive language," avoiding partisan politics, practicing "holy conversation," and praying for unity after the election. Resource type: Article Source: Ministry Matters Author: Ben Gosden

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Despite far-right gains in European election, there is hope for Pope Francis’ new humanism Article by Austen Ivereigh https://www.americamagazine.org/politics-society/2019/05/31/despite-far-right-gains-european-election-there-hope-pope-francis-new The main story out of these elections is the big parties grew smaller and the small parties bigger. With the resultant fragmentation of politics, the European Parliament faces challenges currently being experienced by member nations. Resource type: Article Source: America Magazine Author: Austen Ivereigh

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Midterm Elections: Let Us Pray Element of Worship by Rich Villodas https://www.missioalliance.org/midterm-elections-let-us-pray/ Rich Villodas offers a prayer in the context of the 2018 U. S. midterm elections; it would be valuable for any election or other political event Resource type: Element of Worship Source: Missio Alliance Author: Rich Villodas

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Prayer for Election Time Element of Worship by Christine Longhurst https://re-worship.blogspot.com/2011/09/prayer-for-election-time.html This prayer, written the people at Box Hill Baptist Church in Victoria, Australia, is meant for use at the time of an election, asking God's guidance and protection. Resource type: Element of Worship Source: Re-Worship Author: Christine Longhurst

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