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Q+A: Reasons for Christian Hope in an Election Year

Is the term evangelical worth holding on to anymore? Is it imperative that Christians participate in elections? What is the way forward for families that have been fractured by political disagreements?

These are some of the listener questions that Russell and producer Ashley Hales address on this episode of The Russell Moore Show. Tune in for a discussion that digs deep into the political dynamics of modern American life while sharing universal truths for living Christianly in a broken world.

Questions addressed during this episode include:

  • Does Russell read every book that shows up in his newsletter?
  • What are some tips for reading more regularly?
  • Is it okay for Christians not to participate in voting for president?
  • How can Christians whose families are divided over politics prioritize God and one another
  • What does the evangelical support of Donald Trump do to the term evangelical and its reputation?
  • How can believers deal with Christian nationalism in their relationships?
  • What is Christian nationalism?
  • How might the upcoming election affect local churches?
  • What hope is there for Christians discouraged by American politics?

Resources mentioned in this episode include:

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

Executive Producers: Erik Petrik, Russell Moore, and Mike Cosper

Host: Russell Moore

Producer: Ashley Hales

Associate Producers: Abby Perry and McKenzie Hill

Director of Operations for CT Media: Matt Stevens

Audio engineering by Dan Phelps

Video producer: Abby Egan

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).