The Confused Christians Guide to the British General Election

(Text for my latest article below).

The deed is done. Although the polls don’t open until tomorrow, I have voted in what promises to be one of the tightest and most confusing elections in modern history. As a pastor I am occasionally asked to give advice about who to vote for, and as a pastor I refuse to do that. The equation of Christianity with one particular political position and the bringing of party politics into the pulpit is always a disaster. However that does not mean we are not interested. Organisations such as CARE, EA and Solas have encouraged local churches to hold hustings and give real politicians the opportunity to meet real people. On Monday night I had the privilege of chairing one such meeting. It was good tempered, informative and fun. And I know it was helpful for many people who have still to make up…

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