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In this episode, Josh, Lindsay, and Brent discuss Biden’s investigation of COVID origins, protests and violence in Belarus, Lebanon, Ohio’s abortion ban, William Shakespeare and Eric Carle passinng away, and eating cicadas. Lindsay gives a rundown of this week’s ERLC content including Jordan Wooten “What is religious liberty, and why is it important? An interview with Andrew Walker on Liberty for All,” Stephen Johnson with “Why I’m thankful I grew up in an elderly church: 3 ways older saints cared for me,” and Catherine Parks with “What we need most for hard choices in parenting: Smartphones, sports, and wisdom.”

ERLC Content


  1. Biden asks intelligence community to intensify investigation of COVID origins
  2. Intelligence on Sick Staff at Wuhan Lab Fuels Debate on Covid-19 Origin
  3. Belarus fighter jet intercepts Ryanair flight
  4. Protests, violent clashes in Belarus as ruler cracks down after contested vote
  5. Statement by President Joe Biden on Diversion of Ryanair Flight and Arrest of Journalist in Belarus
  6. Ohio city of Lebanon becomes 29th to ban abortion in nation
  7. William Shakespeare, the first man in Britain to receive an approved Covid vaccine, dies at 81.
  8. Author Eric Carle passes away at 91
  9. Can you eat cicadas? Yes, and here’s the best way to catch, cook and snack on them.


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Brent Leatherwood

Brent Leatherwood currently serves as Acting President of the ERLC, as well as Vice President of External Affairs and Chief of Staff. 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 organization’s campaign apparatus at … 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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