Election Day Communion

The following is a guest post from Brian Zahnd, pastor of Word of Life Church in Saint Joseph, Missouri. Word of Life is one of over 700 churches participating in Election Day Communion next week. (Brian’s post was republished from his blog with permission.)

That they may all be one…that the world may believe.
—Jesus (John 17:21)

I’m kind of depressed.
Or at least a little bit sad.

Politics is the pathogen of my mental malady.
Every election cycle it gets worse—
Like an unholy Civil War re-enactment.
Brother against brother.

The American presidential election is dividing the Body of Christ.
“I am of Obama!”
“I am of Romney!”
Is Christ divided?
Was Obama crucified for you?
Were you baptized in the name of Romney?

Yet the Body of Christ is divided. Not merely that one votes for the donkey and another votes for the elephant (this is to…

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