We Australians can be a funny bunch, and when it comes to politics we're often more interested in the quality of our democracy sausage than the quality of our democracy.
Combine politics with faith and then you've really got something combustible. The ultimate no-win, conversation-killing, relationship wrecking social sin. Over 5 half-hour episodes, we will bust open this social phobia.
We'll talk to key influencers from all sides of politics, we won't tell you who to vote for, but explore some of the most compelling questions Christians should be thinking about.
BONUS: Ruth Powell and Mark McCrindle | Picture of Australian Christianity
In this episode, researchers Ruth Powell and Mark McCrindle paint a picture of Christianity in Australia in 2019. Mark is the principal of McCrindle Research and Ruth is the Director of the National Church Life Survey.
BONUS: Brooke Prentis Full Interview | Authentically Aboriginal, Authentically Christian
Brooke Prentis is a Wakka Wakka woman and Common Grace Ambassador. In his bonus episode, Brooke calls Australians to come together to find a way forward that honours the past and the present and has hope for the future.
BONUS: Max Jeganathan Full Interview | Finding Common Ground
In this episode, we chat with the fascinating Max Jeganathan who lived the experience of a refugee as a child and found his way into the world of politics serving various Labor ministers in Government before becoming one of Bill Shorten's advisors in Opposition.
BONUS: Jim Wallis Full Interview | God's Politics and Uncommon Good
Jim Wallis is an American writer and justice advocate and president and founder of Sojourners. In this in-depth conversation, Jim Wallis discusses the need for Christians of all persuasions in the west to stop oversimplifying and separating the spiritual and sacred from the material and secular.
BONUS: Michael Frost | Full Interview – The Third Way
Michael Frost is one of those guys that people seem to really love or really loathe. He has the habit of pushing buttons and for that, he’s copped more than his fair share of criticism says Andrew Palmer host of How in God’s Name Should I Vote?
BONUS: John Dickson Full Interview on Faith and Politics
In this bonus episode, of How in God's Name Should I Vote? we feature the full interview with John Dickson, founder of the Centre for Public Christianity. In this extended interview, we chat with John about the changing environment for Christians in the public square, how we should use our vote for the benefit of others and not voting tribally.
A wealth of knowledge and wisdom
I wish I had listened to this podcast before the Election! The information is vital to Christians wanting to engage in the political process well informed and properly influenced. I was taken on a journey through the myriad of topics, the issues to be considered and a self-reflection on my own convictions. Thanks to the producers and the guests for elegantly and pragmatically putting this poscast together.
Thanks so much for these very thought and unbiased podcasts
High Relevance and Honest
I’ve loved this podcast so much! We need more Christians offering such grounded and gospel centric advice on voting, a somewhat divisive topic in the Christian community. I’d be supppper thankful for more content like this in the future.