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


A coalition roundtable on repealing the strange new tax on nonprofits

Jeff and Chelsea are joined by friends and coalition partners Miriam Harmer and Brian Walsh to discuss our advocacy work

Public Policy

A conversation about Charlottesville

ERLC D.C. staffers Matt, Travis, and Steven share a conversation as they process the events in Charlottesville and the bold

Christian Living

A conversation on race in this moment of American life

Steven Harris, Chelsea Patterson Sobolik, Travis Wussow, and Jeff Pickering process the events and protests of recent days following the

Religious Liberty

A pastor from Capitol Hill Baptist Church on religious liberty and being a good neighbor

October 21, 2020

Jeff Pickering and Travis Wussow welcome Charles Hedman, a pastor and elder from Capitol Hill Baptist Church, to the show


A race to 60: Immigration reform in the Senate

The ERLC’s DC team runs down what to expect in a week of rare activity in the Senate: an open

Prison Reform

A Story of Criminal Justice Reform: How the First Step Act Became Law

February 5, 2019

In the final days of the 115th Congress, a significant and bipartisan federal criminal justice reform bill was signed into

Public Policy

Abortion in health care & the Gorsuch hearings w/ Carrie Severino

Abortion and health care drama 2017 ERLC Policy Agenda How the GOP’s Health Care Bill Affects Abortion and Conscience Rights


Adoption tax credit; Conscience Protection Act

November 7, 2017

Adoption Tax Credit Why the Adoption Tax Credit Matters – ERLC Dear Republicans, Save the Adoption Tax Credit – National

International Religious Freedom

Aid for Christians in Iraq and Syria: An inside look into the passage of HR 390

March 26, 2019

On December 11, 2018, House Resolution (H.R.) 390—the Iraq and Syria Genocide Relief and Accountability Act of 2018—became law. David