The ERLC Podcast

COVID-19 vaccines around the world, Ellen Page, and a conversation with Dane Ortlund

December 4, 2020

In this episode, Josh, Brent, and Lindsay discuss the highest day of COVID-19 deaths, UK and Russian approval of a coronavirus vaccine, COVID-19 restrictions and court cases involving churches and private schools, President-elect Biden fracturing his foot, President Trump considering another presidential run in 2024, a 27-year-old embryo being born, Ellen Page now transgender, and Hawaii offering free round trips for remote workers. Lindsay also gives a rundown of this week’s ERLC content including C. Ben Mitchell with “Who counts as a person? Today’s question in the abortion debate,” Amy Ford with “What you can do to help moms choose life: Getting the church ready to care for those with unplanned pregnancies,” and Joey Kline with “Five things your kids (and you) should know about Lottie Moon.” Also in this episode, the hosts are joined by Dane Ortlund for a conversation about life and ministry.

About Dane

Dane C. Ortlund serves as senior pastor of Naperville Presbyterian Church in Naperville, Illinois. He is an editor for the Knowing the Bible series and the Short Studies in Biblical Theology series, and is the author of several books, including Gentle and Lowly: The Heart of Christ for Sinners and Sufferers. Dane lives with his wife, Stacey, and their five children in Naperville, Illinois. You can connect with him on Twitter: @daneortlund.

ERLC Content


  1. Coronavirus hospitalizations top 100,000 for the first time
  2. Highest ever daily death total
  3. UK authorises Pfizer/BioNTech COVID-19 vaccine
  4. Pfizer says latest data shows its coronavirus vaccine is safe and 95% effective
  5. Putin says Russia will begin large-scale COVID-19 vaccination next week
  6. U.K. first nation to clear Pfizer coronavirus vaccine for mass rollout
  7. Appeals court upholds Kentucky, Michigan COVID restrictions against Christian schools
  8. ERLC urges court to block N.Y. pandemic order
  9. Joe Biden’s doctor says he suffered “hairline fractures” in foot after he slipped while playing with dog
  10. President Trump Seriously Considering 2024 Run As He Continues False 2020 Claims
  11. Trump legal crusade peppered with blunders
  12. Court ruling on Medicaid funds for Planned Parenthood praised
  13. East Tenn. baby breaks record after being born from 27-year-old embryo
  14. Ellen Page is transgender
  15. Hawaii offers free round trips for remote workers


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