52 episodes

A semi-serious, semi-informed podcast about the good, bad and bizarre ways Christians mix their faith and politics, and political issues affecting Christians.

Mainly accurate, somewhat entertaining, hopefully helpful.

The Holy Political Podcast The Holy Political Podcast

    • Religion & Spirituality
    • 4.7 • 14 Ratings

A semi-serious, semi-informed podcast about the good, bad and bizarre ways Christians mix their faith and politics, and political issues affecting Christians.

Mainly accurate, somewhat entertaining, hopefully helpful.

    Parish Notice: Sorry we've been away!

    Parish Notice: Sorry we've been away!

    So, you may have noticed we've been away. Hope you didn't miss us too much.
    We thought it was time to explain why. Hopefully we'll be back to regular episodes soon!
    Soz x

    • 3 min
    Sex Ed and Street Preachers

    Sex Ed and Street Preachers

    Hi ho.
    This week we've got Jonathan Williams, from CARE, on to talk about why the Government's new Relationships and Sex Education syllabus is causing concern, and also point out what good things it includes.
    Then Laurence Wilkinson, from ADF International, joins us to discuss the viral video of a street preacher being arrested outside a London tube station.
    Enjoy!

    • 46 min
    Brexit divisions, with Jonathan Tame (Jubilee Centre)

    Brexit divisions, with Jonathan Tame (Jubilee Centre)

    Fine then! We'll talk about Brexit...
    We're joined by the brilliant Jonathan Tame, Director of the Jubilee Centre, who is talking about overcoming post-referendum divisions, off the back of his excellent recent article on the topic.
    We chat with Jonathan about what Biblical examples can help us overcome these divisions, and how we can be light in our society today.

    • 39 min
    Nathan Mladin - 'Forgive us Our Debts'

    Nathan Mladin - 'Forgive us Our Debts'

    We're back (a little late!) in 2019 to chat with Natan Mladin from Theos Think Tank about his new report ‘Forgive us Our Debts: Lending and borrowing as if relationships matter’.
    Enjoy!

    • 46 min
    Persecuted Christians: what should the UK Govt do to help?

    Persecuted Christians: what should the UK Govt do to help?

    Happy Christmas!
    This week we're joined by two experts, to talk about persecution of Christians around the world, including Asia Bibi, and what the UK Government is and should be doing to help them.
    Zoe Smith, Head of Advocacy at Open Doors UK, and Amro Hussain, Parliamentary Officer for the All-Party Parliamentary Group on Freedom of Religion or Belief, join us to help explore this important topic.

    • 37 min
    Prof James KA Smith's talk to Christians in Parliament

    Prof James KA Smith's talk to Christians in Parliament

    This week we're delighted to play you the talk Prof James KA Smith gave to MPs and Peers at Christians in Parliament's event, looking at how Christians should engage in politics between Jesus' ascension and return.
    In recent years, James KA Smith has become perhaps the leading evangelical theologian and philosopher writing on how Christians should think about engaging in society, and specifically politics. He has recently published Awaiting the Kingdom, the third and final instalment of his widely acclaimed Cultural Liturgies series.
    Plus, we have to talk about Brexit. Cos that's the law now.

    • 52 min

Customer Reviews

4.7 out of 5
14 Ratings

14 Ratings

Fmhhb ,

Thank you!

Great podcast to consider the news from a different perspective.

Hyweldda ,

Five star

I love this podcast - the banter, insights and all from a Christian perspective. Keep up the great work.

ConnieKeep ,

Well worth your time

This podcast is great. It has really helped me, as a Christian, to think about how to engage with the political world. It offers helpful and insightful commentary on the political climate with a good dose of humour. There are also interesting and well informed guests. Well worth your time.