Religion and politics: the two things we are not supposed to discuss in polite society. Yet they are among the most talked-about topics around. And in less than three weeks Australians will go to the polls to determine if Scott Morrison and the Liberals and Nationals remain in power, or if Anthony Albanese and Labor and the Greens get into government. So millions of more words have been spoken and written about these matters of late.
As to the May 21 election, neither of the two main options is very promising or appealing. Perhaps the best we can say about a Morrison reelection is that will be a bit less bad than an Albanese win. But peruse our recent Christian Values Checklist to see where eight political parties stand on key issues.
Here I wish to offer much more broad thoughts about elections in particular and religion and politics in general. These sorts of thoughts I have expressed before, often after the results of an election become clear. But they are worth repeating, as many Christians are rightly concerned about this election and how things might pan out.