Can a Faithful Christian Vote for a Democrat? Jonathan Leeman Thinks So.

Cody Libolt
For the New Christian Intellectual
2 min readAug 10, 2020


Jonathan Leeman is the editorial director for 9Marks. His views are deeply influenced by the Fabian socialist London School of Economics, of which he is a graduate.

Leeman advocates that churches should take a hands-off approach to most political issues. He believes that the vast majority of political issues in the US in 2020 are areas for Christian liberty.

Leeman is a prominent voice in the movement of Reformed Christianity in the US. Below I have listed recommended reading for understanding his positions and the concerns that Christians ought to have with those positions.

Recommended Reading on Jonathan Leeman:

Jonathan Leeman’s Bio

Booklet: How Can I Love Church Members with Different Politics? (By Leeman and Naselli, 2020)

My Review: How Can I Love Church Members with Different Politics? (BOOK REVIEW)

Book: How the Nations Rage (By Leeman, 2018)

One Amazon review of this book summarizes:

“Author Jonathan Leeman calls Christians to put down extremist titles and perspectives, and focus on our local context more heavily than our national context. What difference can the gospel make in our community? What change can we make, here and now, that reflects the love of Jesus into the lives of the people around us? Leeman calls readers to be devoted to Christ, and to rethink our devotional to political parties and positions. His message is much needed in a time of such great division.”

My Response: Jonathan Leeman Errs on Political “Preferences” and Christian Unity

Video: Nations Raging, Church Unchanging. At mark 48:00 to 53:00 of the video, Mark Dever and Jonathan Leeman explain their views about church members voting for Democrats in national level elections.

Other Articles About Leeman or 9Marks:

Would Mark Dever Say Christians Can Vote for Democrats in Good Conscience?

Dever and Leeman Are Wrong — Christians Can Have No Fellowship with Democrats

Mark Dever Says Voting Pro-Choice is ‘Morally Legitimate Option’

9MARKS Mark Dever and Fabian Socialist

Capitol Hill Baptist Church Sunday School class teaches Social Justice, Identity Politics

9Marks, SBC Leaders to Speak at Cultural Marxism Conference