Recently Added Capitol Conversations Episodes

Joel Rainey, Phd., pastor of Covenant Church in Shepherdstown, West Virginia, joins ERLC policy director Matt Hawkins to discuss how his local church is participating in combating the opioid crisis. Also, what does it look like for a Christian church... Continue...

Jeremy Tedesco, senior council at the Alliance Defending Freedom,  joins Matt Hawkins and Travis Wussow to discuss the nuances of the Supreme Court’s 7-2 decision in Masterpiece Cakeshop v. Colorado Civil Rights Commission. ERLC Explainer: Supreme Court supports baker in... Continue...

Rev. Dr. Gregory Seltz joins Matt Hawkins to discuss his work with the Lutheran Center for Religious Liberty in building partnerships and creating resources to share the gospel and pursue civility. Seltz brings experience in church planting, urban ministry, the... Continue...

Travis Wussow and Jeff Pickering join Matt Hawkins to discuss their upcoming trip to the United Nations in Geneva to advocate for Malaysian human rights. ERLC’s Malaysia Initiative Jeff Pickering’s Twitter Travis Wussow’s Twitter Resources on International Religious Liberty Continue...

Justice Delayed is Justice Denied: Pursuing Criminal Justice Reform. Capitol Conversations is pleased to air the audio from a workshop convened the MLK50 conference hosted by the ERLC and the Gospel Coalition in Memphis, TN. ERLC’s Matt Hawkins moderates a... Continue...

When Dr. Marvin Olasky, editor-in-chief of World Magazine, makes a trip to Washington he joins ERLC Policy Director Matt Hawkins for an interview. Their conversation includes American poverty and compassion, the history and future of compassionate conservatism, the charitable deduction,... Continue...

Herbie Newell, president of Lifeline Children’s Services, joins ERLC Policy Director Matt Hawkins to discuss opportunities and challenges facing adoption communities and how local churches can assist.   Lifeline Children Services Lifeline resources for churches Book: Adopted for Life by... Continue...

During a spring recess on Capitol Hill, Matt welcomes Congressional staffer and author Chelsea Patterson Sobolik. Their conversation focuses on childlessness and the church, a personal and cultural experience well upstream from policy issues like adoption, foster care, reproductive technologies,... Continue...

Kate Anderson from Alliance Defending Freedom joins Matt to discuss the case heard at the Supreme Court this week, NIFVLA v. Becerra. Travis and Jeff join later to discuss the bombings in Austin and the USA’s denial to Iranian refugees.... Continue...

Greg Glod from Right on Crime joins Matt to discuss criminal justice reform. The DC team chats about current policies on the ERLC’s front burner including the Conscience Protection Act. Jeff and Matt reflect on Billy Graham’s lying in honor... Continue...