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Your Questions on Voting, Christian Nationalism, and Suicide

How should Christians vote when none of the candidates embody a Christian ethic? What is the difference between patriotism and Christian Nationalism? Where is God when we pray on behalf of a loved one’s mental health yet they still die by suicide?

These are some of the questions that Russell Moore answers on this post-Election Day episode of The Russell Moore Show. Tune in for thoughtful responses to questions such as:

  • What’s the process by which Christians should decide how to cast their ballots?
  • What is the definition of Christian Nationalism and what does it look like to respond to it?
  • How do we keep praying when it seems like God didn’t hear us crying out over something as heartbreaking as a loved one’s mental health and eventual suicide?
  • How can we forgive someone when we don’t understand how they could do what they did, or when there is no possibility of earthly reconciliation?

On this episode, Russell Moore is joined by new producer Ashley Hales, who holds a PhD in English literature from the University of Edinburgh, Scotland. With her husband, she is the co-founder of The Willowbrae Institute, a new think tank researching the intersection of Christianity and the common good in America. She hosts a podcast and is the author most recently of A Spacious LifeFind out more at

Future listener question episodes will include topics like marriage, the role of the church in addressing cultural topics, and spiritual abuse.

Do you have a question for Russell Moore? Send it to [email protected].

“The Russell Moore Show” is a production of Christianity Today

Chief Creative Officer: Erik Petrik

Executive Producer and Host: Russell Moore

Producer: Ashley Hales

Director of Podcasts: Mike Cosper

Director of Operations for CT Media: Matt Stevens

Production Assistance: CoreMedia

Coordinator: Beth Grabenkort

Producer and Audio Mixing: Kevin Duthu

Associate Producer: Abby Perry

Theme Song: “Dusty Delta Day” by Lennon Hutton 

Only when we see how lost we are, we can find our way again. Only when we bury what’s dead can we experience life again. Only when we lose our religion can we be amazed by grace again.


About Russell Moore

Russell Moore is Editor in Chief of Christianity Today and is the author of the forthcoming book Losing Our Religion: An Altar Call for Evangelical America (Penguin Random House).