ERLC Podcast Episode

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.

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  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 Patterson Sobolik

Chelsea Patterson Sobolik serves as a Policy Director in the Washington, D.C. office of the ERLC. 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 … Read More

Jeff Pickering

Jeff Pickering serves as associate 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 … Read More

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

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