How in God's Name Should I Vote? Podcast - Hope 103.2

How in God’s Name Should I Vote? Podcast

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’ll bust open this social phobia.

We’ll talk to with key influencers from all sides of politics, we won’t tell you who to vote for, but we will explore some of the most compelling questions Christians should be thinking about:

  • Shouldn’t I just vote for the Christian guy?
  • What does it mean to use my vote for others?
  • One issue voting
  • Civility in conversations and how is social media influencing me?
  • Getting engaged after the elections and the role of protest and activism


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Guests include:

  • Jim Wallis, American author of ‘God’s Politics’ and Editor of Sojourners Magazine
  • Tim Costello, Executive Director of Micah Australia and former CEO of World Vision
  • John Dickson, Founding Director of Centre for Public Christianity
  • Max Jeganathan, Asia Pacific Director for Ravi Zacharias International Ministries and former policy advisor to Bill Shorten
  • Brooke Prentis, Common Grace’s Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Justice Team’s Spokesperson
  • Carolyn Kitto, Director Stop the Traffik
  • John Anderson, Former Deputy Prime Minister of Australia and leader of the National Party
  • Mike Frost, author and theologian, Head of Missiology Department at Morling College
  • Mark McCrindle, award-winning social researcher, best-selling author, and influential thought leader
  • Ruth Powell, Director of National Church Life Survey (NCSL)
  • Peter Martin, Former Economics Editor of The Age newspaper
  • Martyn Iles, Managing Director of the Australian Christian Lobby
  • Jo Knight, National Advocacy Coordinator for TEAR Australia