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.
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.
- One story behind the pro-life Super Bowl ad you didn’t see this year by Erin Roach (Texan Online)
- The Christian’s call to care for addictive populations by Supriya G. Reddy
- Are we free to disagree? Biblical sexual ethics, religious liberty, and Title IX at Fuller Theological Seminary by Casey B. Hough
- Coronavirus (Washington Post)
- 10 more people tested positive for coronavirus on the quarantined Diamond Princess cruise-liner anchored in Japan’s Yokohama harbor on Thursday, raising the total of infected on the ship to 20, including three Americans.
- Coronavirus infections in mainland China also rose sharply again, with nearly 3,700 additional cases and 73 new deaths reported on Wednesday alone . . . China’s total confirmed cases top 28,000, more than 3,800 of them critical.
- Brexit Day (NPR)
- Iowa Results (New York Times)
- How Iowa Melted Down (New York Times)
- Impeachment Ends (NPR)
- New Hampshire Democratic Debate (New York Times)
Ashlyn’s Book List
- Interpreter of Maladies – Jhumpa Lahiri
- The Deep Things of God – Fred Sanders
- The Dutch House – Ann Patchett
- The Year of Magical Thinking – Joan Didion
- Every Good Endeavor – Timothy Keller
- Lindsay: Nashville couple mistaken for Bradys
- Brent: Eroding Trust in Elections after Iowa.
- Between 2000 and 2012, the share of Americans who said they were confident that the country’s vote was being counted fairly plunged from about 50 percent to 20 percent.
- Josh: Smart Park Commercial.