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
November 29, 2021

Ambassador John Cotton Richmond on human trafficking, forced labor, and God’s call on his life to serve the most vulnerable

Chelsea Sobolik welcomes Ambassador John Cotton Richmond, the former U.S. Ambassador to Monitor and Combat Trafficking in Persons from 2018


Herbie Newell on National Adoption Month

November 15, 2021

This week, Chelsea Sobolik sits down with Herbie Newell of Lifeline Children’s Services to discuss National Adoption Month, how the

Public Policy

Jason Thacker on the Digital Public Square

The digital age promised deep connections, rich communication, and more access to information than we could ever imagine. But while

Public Policy

Top Three Public Policy Stories from August

September 9, 2021

ERLC’s acting director of public policy, Chelsea Sobolik shares the top three stories from Washington, D.C., that you need to

Human Dignity

Matthew Soerens on Afghan refugees

September 2, 2021

As the United States departed from Afghanistan, there remains an urgent humanitarian crisis in the country, both for the U.S.’s

Public Policy

August Profiles: Yuval Levin on institutions, public service at the White House and his family’s immigration story

August 26, 2021

With Congress in August recess, we take a break from our usual policy focused conversations and host interviews with leaders

Public Policy

A Final Show Part 2: David French on religious liberty, pro-life policy, and January 6th

We are in a season of transition at the Ethics & Religious Liberty Commission after Russell Moore’s move to Christianity

Public Policy

A Final Show Part 1: Reflections from the Leland House with Jeff, Chelsea, and Travis

We are in a season of transition at the Ethics & Religious Liberty Commission after Russell Moore’s move to Christianity

Predatory Lending

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

May 13, 2021

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