ERLC Podcast Episodes

In this episode, Josh, Lindsay, and Brent discuss what is happening in China, California’s record breaking coronavirus week, the Bahamas, opening day for baseball, and a surprise Taylor Swift album. Lindsay also gives a rundown of this week’s ERLC content including a piece by Travis Wussow, Josh Wester, and Brent Leatherwood with an “Explainer: How should Christians think about singing in church during COVID-19,” Alex Ward with “Why God’s Word is better than fiction with combatting sin,” and Stacy Reaoch with “What do our words say to a watching world? Glorifying God by respecting those with whom we disagree.” Also in this episode, the hosts are joined by Jason Thacker for a conversation about life and ministry.

About Jason

Jason Thacker serves as the Creative Director and as Chair of Research in Technology Ethics. In these roles, he develops content and resources in the area of technology ethics and oversees all creative projects including design, video, web, audio, and print media. Jason is the author of The Age of AI: Artificial Intelligence and the Future of Humanity with Zondervan. He is a graduate of The University of Tennessee and The Southern Baptist Theological Seminary. He is married to Dorie and they have two sons. You can connect with him on  Twitter: @jasonthacker

ERLC Content


  1. Chinese ambassador struggles to explain Xinjiang footage of blindfolded prisoners
  2. U.S. orders China’s Houston consulate to close
  3. California breaks record with over 12,000 new coronavirus cases
  4. The White House has a list of 11 cities in need of aggressive action to combat Covid-19
  5. The Bahamas banned flights from the US and other hard-hit countries in effort to contain coronavirus spread
  6. During Coronavirus Lockdowns, Some Doctors Wondered: Where Are the Preemies?
  7. More needed to be done to disavow Margaret Sanger
  8. The Baptist Record ceases printing, moves to free digital service
  9. SBC President J.D. Greear says Summit RDU will not hold full-scale worship gatherings for the remainder of 2020.
  10. Baseball Shouts ‘Play Ball!’ But For How Long? A Nervous 2020 Season Begins 
  11. Taylor Swift announces a surprise studio album
  12. Friends mourn pastor fatally struck on Sherman highway while helping others


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Brent Leatherwood

Brent Leatherwood serves as Vice President of External Affairs and Chief of Staff for the ERLC. 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 … 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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