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In this episode, Josh, Lindsay, and Brent discuss a massive explosion in Beirut, North Carolina pausing reopening, Kenya canceling school, Hurricane Isaias, mail delays, Kanye West, and UConn canceling football. Lindsay also gives a rundown of this week’s ERLC content including a piece by Jason Thacker with “What a new AI system reveals about our hopes for technology,” Josh Wester with “How can we find truth in a world of confusion? Resting in our reliable Savior,” and Ashley Newell with “What your family can do to stand for orphans: Using our gifts for the good of others.” Also in this episode, the hosts are joined by Dean Inserra for a conversation about life and ministry.

About Dean

Dean Inserra is the founding and lead pastor of City Church in Tallahassee, Florida. Dean was called to start a church in his hometown of Tallahassee when he was the Student Body President at Leon High School. He is passionate about reaching the city of Tallahassee with the Gospel, to see a worldwide impact made for Jesus. Dean graduated from Liberty University and attended Southern Baptist Theological Seminary in Louisville, Kentucky. He holds a M.A. in Theological Studies from Midwestern Baptist Theological Seminary and is pursuing a D.Min from Southern Seminary. Dean is married to Krissie, and they have two sons, Tommy and Ty, and a daughter, Sally Ashlyn. Dean likes baseball, wrestling, and the Miami Hurricanes. He believes Tom Brady is the greatest quarterback, and that everyone who disagrees holds the right to be wrong. You can connect with him on Twitter: @deaninserra

ERLC Content


  1. At least 135 killed, thousands injured after massive explosion rocks Beirut
  2. Thousands march in Berlin to protest COVID-19 restrictions
  3. North Carolina Will Pause Further Reopening Until September To Start The School Year
  4. 260 employees in Georgia’s largest school district have either tested positive for COVID-19 or been exposed
  5. Kenya’s Unusual Solution to the School Problem: Cancel the Year and Start Over
  6. Isaias Live Updates: Tornadoes Are a Threat as Storm Charges North
  7. Mail delays are frustrating Philly residents, and a short-staffed Postal Service is struggling to keep up
  8. Republican operatives are helping Kanye West get on general election ballots
  9. UConn becomes first FBS team to cancel its football season
  10. NAMB church planting director Mark Clifton posted this on social media right before we started recording
  11. The Rockettes’ Christmas Spectacular in New York City has been canceled


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Brent Leatherwood

Brent Leatherwood serves as Chief of Staff. In this role, he directs the office of the President and is also responsible for strategic partnerships and media relations. Before coming to the ERLC, he served as the executive director of the Tennessee Republican Party from December 2012 to December 2016, where he managed the … Read More

Josh Wester

Joshua B. Wester serves as the Chair of Research in Christian Ethics 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


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