In a helpful and practical conversation co-hosts Thabiti Anyabwile, Nick Rodriguez, and Ben Brophy discuss the criteria and priorities each of them use to vote on a candidate while acknowledging that whatever view they take is imperfect.
Podcasts – Politics
Podcasts that address politics.
In an intriguing 56 minutes the Up First Podcast details the history of how evangelicals became synonymous with the Republican party – a history that has its roots in the 1800s with an Anglican minister named John Nelson Darby.
In a polished Radiolab (NPR) style presentation complete with commentary interspersed with interviews and upbeat music the hosts expertly tell the story of polarization and its two main effects on Christians.
Hosts Sarah Stewart Holand and Beth Silvers say media is tough to consume as it is a mix of culture, government and industry. Recognizing those distinctions is important before diving in. The hosts do an excellent job of recommending news sources while also suggesting how to evaluate a candidate.
Political divisiveness has saturated American political culture and unfortunately there is little distinction between how Christians and non-Christians engage in conversation. But, Christians are called to be nuanced and intentional in political discourse.
Detailing the origins and the evolution of their political ideologies hosts Jemar Tisby and Tyler Burns discuss that as Christians we must be nuanced with our political involvement and, regardless of the party, we must prioritize the poor and the oppressed. Those that grew up in a predominately white church or private school will identify with Burns’ story.
One host leans Republican, the other leans Democrat. Sarah Stewart Holland and Beth Silvers started Pantsuit Politics in order to role model what it is like to have a grace filled, nuanced conversation with someone you disagree with on political issues.
Using the Sermon on the Mount as the base pastor and author Mike Erre makes the case that Christianity is a political entity. Note that there are two swear words in the podcast.
A call to the church to get involved in civic matters by bearing witness, preparing for action, supporting and partnering with institutions, focusing on criminal justice elections, engaging with elected officials, advocating for policy change and helping low income churches.