ERLC Podcast Episodes

In this episode, Josh, Lindsay, are joined by Chelsea Sobolik and Jeff Pickering from the ERLC D.C. office. They discuss the Supreme Court rulings this week, Southeastern Seminary’s tuition reduction, updates on COVID-19, Ivy League schools not requiring SAT or ACT scores next year, Twitter’s new update, and Starbucks closing stores. Lindsay also gives a rundown of this week’s ERLC content including a piece by Ashli Arbo with “6 legal issues to consider when reopening your church,” Lindsay Nicolet with “Raising a family, lamenting, and trusting in God amid racial injustice: An interview with Jimmy McNeal,” and Josh Wester on “What J.K. Rowling can teach us about standing firm among the crowds: Social Media, the secual revolution, and the Christian’s faithfulness to Scripture.” Also in this episode, the hosts are joined by Jeff Pickering for a conversation about life and ministry.  

About Jeff: Jeff Pickering serves as Policy Communications Director in the Washington, D.C., office. In this role, he hosts the weekly Capitol Conversations podcast, develops communications strategy, and connects journalists with the organization’s policy work. He also serves as the mentor and director of the DC internship program. Jeff previously served in both local church ministry and government affairs in his home state of Texas, where he graduated from Texas A&M University. He and his wife, Chelsea have a son. 

About Chelsea: Chelsea Patterson Sobolik serves as a Policy Director in the Washington, D.C. office. Previously, she worked in the U.S. House of Representatives on pro-life policies, domestic and international religious freedom, adoption, and foster care issues. Chelsea is the author of Longing for Motherhood – Holding onto Hope in the Midst of Childlessness. She has a B.A. in International Relations from Liberty University, and lives in Washington, D.C. with her husband Michael.

ERLC Content


  1. A Supreme Court surprise
  2. Explainer: What you need to know about the Bostock v. Clayton County Supreme Court case
  3. SEBTS trustees cut tuition, salaries in COVID-19 economic downturn
  4. Red Cross to begin testing donor blood for Covid-19 antibodies
  5. Bald men may be hit harder by coronavirus, scientists fear
  6. Number of COVID-19 patients in Tennessee hospitals is highest ever, Vanderbilt study says
  7. Harvard, Yale and 5 other Ivy League schools will not require SATs or ACTs for admissions next year
  8. Parliament’s approval of NI abortion laws ‘one of the darkest days in NI’
  9. Twitter adds ability to record audio in tweets
  10. Starbucks Planning To Close 400 Stores


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Chelsea Sobolik

Chelsea Sobolik serves as the Director of Public Policy with the Ethics and Religious Liberty Commission in the Washington, D.C. office. Previously, she worked on Capitol Hill on pro-life policies, domestic and international religious freedom, adoption, and foster care issues. Chelsea has been published at the Wall Street Journal, USA … Read More

Jeff Pickering

Jeff Pickering is the director of the Initiative on Faith & Public Life, a project of the American Enterprise Institute. AEI is a leading public policy think tank in Washington, DC and the initiative exists to equip Christian college students for faithful engagement in public life. Jeff moved to Washington … Read More

Josh Wester

Joshua B. Wester serves as Director of Content and Chair of Research in Christian Ethics. He holds an M.Div from the Southern Baptist Theological Seminary and a Th.M. in Public Theology from 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 Editorial Director. 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 a daughter and a son. Read More by this Author


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