Capitol Conversations Episodes

Capitol Conversations covers the policy debates and news shaping our world as we aim to foster a new evangelical imagination for political engagement.
Latest Episode
May 13, 2021

National Latino Evangelical Coalition’s Gabriel Salguero on the payday lending debt trap

Jeff Pickering and Brooke Kramer are joined by the Rev. Dr. Gabriel Salguero to discuss why Christians should care about


World Relief’s Matthew Soerens on President Biden’s refugee admissions decision

Jeff Pickering and Travis Wussow welcome Matthew Soerens of World Relief, a refugee resettlement agency, to the roundtable to talk

International Religious Freedom

USCIRF Chair Gayle Manchin on the global threats to religious freedom

This week, Jeff Pickering, Chelsea Patterson Sobolik, and Travis Wussow are honored to welcome Gayle Manchin, Chair of the United

Prison Reform

Prison Fellowship’s Heather Rice-Minus on the church and criminal justice reform

April 21, 2021

Jeff Pickering welcomes back Heather Rice-Minus of Prison Fellowship to talk about the church, criminal justice reform, and why Christians


Three adoption issues you should know about and a farewell to our audio engineer Gary Lancaster

Adoption is a priority of the ERLC’s work, both in policy advocacy and family ministry. Jeff Pickering, Chelsea Patterson Sobolik,


Phillip Bethancourt on how Christians can engage conversations about COVID vaccine hesitancy

Phillip Bethancourt, now lead pastor of Central in College Station, Texas and former ERLC executive vice president, joins Jeff Pickering,


Jonathan Hayes on how our government shelters unaccompanied migrant children

We want to help you think well about immigration, especially as the surge in unaccompanied children at the U.S. southern


Russell Moore on the ethics of the COVID-19 vaccines

How should we think about the ethics of the Johnson & Johnson COVID-19 vaccine? Russell Moore joins Jeff Pickering, Chelsea

Supreme Court

Casey Mattox on the Supreme Court’s decision about free speech on college campuses

In an 8-1 victory for religious liberty, the Supreme Court ruled Monday in Uzuegbunam v. Preczewski that governments can be


Laura Collins on immigration and border policy solutions

March 3, 2021

We want to help you think well about immigration, especially as news reports grow over potential surges of unaccompanied minors