The ERLC Podcast

News-mageddon: The Super Bowl, Impeachment, and a conversation with Ashlyn Portero

February 7, 2020

In this episode, Josh, Lindsay, and Brent walk through the week that some are calling “news-maggedon,” dealing with everything from the Super Bowl to the meltdown in Iowa to the end of impeachment. Lindsay also gives a rundown on this week’s ERLC content including a viral pro-life tv ad and threats to religious liberty in California. Also in this episode, the hosts are joined by Ashlyn Portero for a brief conversation about life and ministry.

About Ashlyn

Ashlyn lives in Tallahassee, Florida, and serves as an executive director at City Church. She graduated from Florida State University and is currently pursuing a M.A. in Philosophy at Talbot School of Theology. Ashlyn serves on the advisory council for Redeemer Queens Park in London, U.K. 

ERLC Content


  • Coronavirus (Washington Post)
    • 10 more people tested positive for coronavirus on the quarantined Diamond Princess cruise-liner anchored in Japan’s Yokohama harbor on Thursday, raising the total of infected on the ship to 20, including three Americans.
    • Coronavirus infections in mainland China also rose sharply again, with nearly 3,700 additional cases and 73 new deaths reported on Wednesday alone . . . China’s total confirmed cases top 28,000, more than 3,800 of them critical.
  • Brexit Day (NPR)
  • Iowa Results (New York Times)
  • How Iowa Melted Down (New York Times)
  • Impeachment Ends (NPR)
  • New Hampshire Democratic Debate (New York Times)

Ashlyn’s Book List

  1. Interpreter of Maladies – Jhumpa Lahiri
  2. The Deep Things of God – Fred Sanders
  3. The Dutch House – Ann Patchett
  4. The Year of Magical Thinking – Joan Didion
  5. Every Good Endeavor – Timothy Keller


ERLC Resource

The Church on the Margins: The Gospel and the World’s Most Vulnerable by Mindy Belz  

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