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Politics and religion. Two things you're not supposed to talk about, because whenever people do it seems to end up in arguments๐Ÿ˜ , fights๐Ÿ‘Š and - worst of all - flame wars on social media๐Ÿ”ฅ๐Ÿ”ฅ๐Ÿ”ฅ

What you really need is some calm, objective and informed chat from two people who've been in the game long enough to know what they're talking about. Unfortunately, you've got us instead ¯\_(ใƒ„)_/¯

The Holy Political Podcast is a fortnightly podcast about Christianity and politics. We interview some of the most interesting and impressive Christians in UK politics today, discuss political questions affecting Christians, and look at the good, bad and bizarre ways Christians get involved in politics.

It's mainly accurate, somewhat entertaining, and hopefully helpful. Give it a try! ๐ŸŽง๐Ÿ‘Œ๐Ÿ˜

Dec 26, 2017



In this week's (post-)Christmas special, we look at MPs' cringy Christmas cards, Prime Ministers' crass Christmas messages, and ask if the label 'evangelical' is now more about politics than theology, after Tim Keller's fascinating New Yorker article on it.


Plus, we chat to our favourite Brexit...

Dec 5, 2017

We're joined by guest co-host Imogen Atkinson to take a look at Christian responses to the budget, and take a deep dive into a very significant speech by Tim Farron on faith, politics and liberalism. And we comment on how boring Brexit still is - cos we recorded this before it all got VERY interesting on Monday!


Nov 19, 2017

This week, we chat to Ian Geary about a left-wing Christian vision for Government, and Sarah steps in for the temporarily-jet-setting James, and shares about her own experiences working with Tim Farron and Justin Welby.

And, most importantly, we discuss Greggs sausage rolls.

We may allow James back last week. But Sarah...

Nov 5, 2017

John Stevens, National Director of the Fellowship of Evangelical Churches, joins us to make the case that Christians should be political liberals, following on from Joe Boot's alternative case last time out.

And we discuss the sex scandals sweeping Westminster, and how they have been allowed to occur.

Oct 25, 2017

Delighted to speak to Rev Dr Joe Boot, the founder of the Ezra Institute for Contemporary Christianity, this week. Joe is a prominent theologian, writing on Christian engagement in the public square, and chats to us about his debate with John Stevens, about political liberalism and Christian engagement in...