ERLC Podcast Episode

In this episode, Josh, Lindsay, are joined by Meagan Smith. They discuss Coronavirus back in the news with rising cases in many states, North Carolina pausing their reopening plan, and Apple telling you how long to wash your hands. They also discuss the Mississippi state flag, Bostock fallout, a Saharan dust storm, and the oldest living dog.

Lindsay gives a rundown of this week’s ERLC content including a piece by Missie Branch with “Why hope will sustain us through the pain: Trusting in God while laboring for reconciliation,” Katie Blackburn with “Why proximity changes how we love others: The imago Dei and sticking by people in messy situations,” and Catherine Parks with “How Title IX’s benefits for women may be threatened by the Bostock ruling.”

Also in this episode, the hosts are joined by Andrew Walker for a conversation about life and ministry.

About Andrew

Andrew T. Walker is Associate Professor of Christian Ethics and Apologetics at The Southern Baptist Theological Seminary and Associate Dean in the School of Theology. He also serves as Executive Director of the Carl F. H. Henry Institute for Evangelical Engagement. He is a Senior Fellow in Christian Ethics at the Ethics & Religious Liberty Commission of the Southern Baptist Convention, the denomination’s entity tasked with equipping Christians and local churches to address ethical issues facing society and the church. He is also the Executive Editor of Eikon: A Journal for Biblical Anthropology, a publication of The Council for Biblical Manhood and Womanhood. He resides in Louisville, Kentucky with his wife and three daughters. He’s an avid distance runner and enjoys music, movies, and reading in his free time. You can connect with him on  Twitter: @andrewtwalk.  

ERLC Content


  1. U.S. reports highest number of new coronavirus cases since May 1
  2. More young people across the South are testing positive for coronavirus, officials warn
  3. New York, New Jersey and Connecticut impose a 14-day quarantine for travelers from US hotspots
  4. WatchOS 7 includes a new Apple Watch hand-washing feature for COVID-19 protection
  5. Mississippi Baptists ask Legislature to remove Confederate symbol from state flag
  6. Ligon Duncan: ‘Mississippi, Take Down That Flag’
  7. Bostock Is as Bad as You Think
  8. Saharan dust will impact the Southeast this week
  9. Tennessee lawmakers pass pro-life bill in session’s final hours
  10. Barcelona Opera Reopens With An Audience Of Plants
  11. Hamilton | Official Trailer | Disney+
  12. 20-year-old dog in West Tennessee is believed to be oldest living golden retriever in history


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Josh Wester

Joshua B. Wester serves as the Director of Strategic Initiatives in the Office of the President at the ERLC. He is also pursuing a Th.M. in Public Theology at Southeastern Baptist Theological Seminary. Josh is married to McCaffity, and they have two children. Read More by this Author

Lindsay Nicolet

Lindsay Nicolet serves as the Managing Editor of Content. She oversees the day-to-day management of our online content from the Nashville office. Lindsay completed her Master of Divinity at The Southern Baptist Theological Seminary. She is married to Justin and they have one daughter. Read More by this Author

Meagan Smith

Meagan Smith serves on the Events Staff for the ERLC. Meagan has a B.A. in Psychology from Lee University and a Master of Divinity in Great Commission Ministries from The Southern Baptist Theological Seminary. Read More by this Author


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