ERLC Podcast Episode

In this episode, Josh, Lindsay, and Brent walk through the week that some are calling “news-maggedon,” dealing with everything from the Super Bowl to the meltdown in Iowa to the end of impeachment. Lindsay also gives a rundown on this week’s ERLC content including a viral pro-life tv ad and threats to religious liberty in California. Also in this episode, the hosts are joined by Ashlyn Portero for a brief conversation about life and ministry.

About Ashlyn

Ashlyn lives in Tallahassee, Florida, and serves as an executive director at City Church. She graduated from Florida State University and is currently pursuing a M.A. in Philosophy at Talbot School of Theology. Ashlyn serves on the advisory council for Redeemer Queens Park in London, U.K. 

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Ashlyn’s Book List

  1. Interpreter of Maladies – Jhumpa Lahiri
  2. The Deep Things of God – Fred Sanders
  3. The Dutch House – Ann Patchett
  4. The Year of Magical Thinking – Joan Didion
  5. Every Good Endeavor – Timothy Keller


ERLC Resource

The Church on the Margins: The Gospel and the World’s Most Vulnerable by Mindy Belz  

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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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