ERLC Podcast Episode

In this episode, Josh, Lindsay, and Brent recap the Memorial Day weekend, discuss coronavirus milestones, George Floyd’s death, rising home sales in America, CDC guidelines for churches, cicadas, and KFC testing a chicken sandwich. Lindsay also gives a rundown of this week’s ERLC content including a piece by Jessica Burke with "4 ways we try and help our children understand suffering," Grace Liu with "What Christians can do to address COVID-19 and the racial divide," and Catherine Boyle with "4 suggestions for shepherding pastors during the coronavirus." Also in this episode, the hosts are joined by Lemanuel Williams for a conversation about life and ministry.  

About Lemanuel 

Lemanuel “Manny” Williams serves as the Director of Discipleship for Redemption City Church in Franklin, Tennessee. Manny and his wife Sarah just celebrated one year of marriage. Currently, he is a Hunt Scholar at Southeastern Baptist Theological Seminary and is finishing his M.Div. When he isn’t working, doing school work, or attending to the needs of the church, he spends his time reading, writing, attempting carpentry, being a music junkie, playing ball (football and basketball), watching the New England Patriots and the Boston Celtics, eating good food, and enjoying good company and conversation. Twitter: @LRWillams

ERLC Content


  1. Memorial Day weekend recap
  2. U.S. coronavirus death toll crosses 100,000
  3. Pompeo says Hong Kong is no longer autonomous from China, jeopardizing billions of dollars in trade
  4. Pastors Urge Prayer After George Floyd's Death
  5. SpaceX postpones historic launch due to weather
  6. SBC leaders commend CDC guidance for churches
  7. Rising home sales show Americans are looking past the coronavirus
  8. Trump threatens to move GOP convention
  9. Texas Democrats host virtual state convention
  10. Maryland county bans communion
  11. Federal appeals court upholds California's ban on in-person church services
  12. They're Back: Millions Of Cicadas Expected To Emerge This Year
  13. KFC is testing a new chicken sandwich
  14. NHL announces plan for a 24-team postseason held in two hub cities
  15. How Disney World could host the NBA
  16. Most watched golf event in history


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Brent Leatherwood

Brent Leatherwood serves as the Director of Strategic Partnerships. 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 the federal, state and local levels. He also worked on Capitol Hill as … 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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