Applying Your Faith to the 2020 Election

Political campaigns are heating up and election day is right around the corner on November 3.

Are you ready to vote?

Elections offer Americans the opportunity to vote for candidates who align with their values. However, you can only vote your values when you’re clear what those values are. That’s why I believe it’s wise for Christians to understand how the biblical worldview addresses key issues at stake on Election Day.

We want a society that believes every single human life has value and deserves respect and dignity.

We want a society that protects the sanctity of marriage, not just as a Christian ideal, but as a gift to humanity and all of civilization.

We want a society that believes religious liberty is crucial for our nation to flourish. Religious freedom makes it possible for citizens to believe and act according to a higher allegiance than the government. When our highest allegiance is to the State, then the government will determine where our loyalties should lie.

We also want a society that protects freedom of speech. As important as the freedom to believe what we want to believe is the freedom to say what we believe. Without that liberty, the government will control what we can and can’t say with regard to our deeply held convictions.

On our Focus on the Family Broadcast “Applying Your Faith to the 2020 Election,” we’ve invited two great guests to help you navigate these issues. John Stonestreet is the president of the Colson Center for Christian Worldview and a good friend of mine. He writes and speaks on faith and culture, theology, education, and politics. We also have Lisa Anderson, a colleague here at Focus on the Family, who heads up Boundless, our ministry to young single adults.

You can tune in to our program on your local radio station, online, on Apple Podcasts, Google Podcasts, or on our free phone app.

The purpose of our conversation isn’t to tell you who to vote for but to address core freedoms at stake in the next election. It’s also to convince you to vote.

America is far from a perfect republic. For 250 years, we have been an imperfect people stumbling forward. The process gets messy. But our freedom is like no other in the world. I’ve traveled to 70 different countries, and every trip has reminded me that the freedom we enjoy in America is unique and priceless.

Once you’ve heard our conversation, join the conversation below. Leave a comment about the issues you feel are important for Christians to focus on in the upcoming election.

I also encourage you to stay in touch this political season by visiting our website The Daily Citizen. I read it every morning. It’ll provide you with timely and relevant analysis of current events and cultural trends from a biblical worldview. Participating in the political system is a privilege people in many countries don’t enjoy. Our republic is a responsibility “for us to keep,” as Benjamin Franklin warned us we must do.

So, be engaged. Be informed. And vote on November 3rd.

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