ERLC Podcast Episodes

In this episode, Josh, Lindsay, and Brent discuss Cooperative Program giving, the Mississippi State flag change, Coronavirus cases hitting a new threshold, Whataburger, and SCOTUS cases. Lindsay also gives a rundown of this week’s ERLC content including a piece by Victor Vieth with “4 ways churches can respond to the spiritual impact of child abuse,” Jamaal Williams and Jim Tipton with “The importance of Christian friendships that defy expectations: Loving one another across generational and cultural differences,” and Alex Ward with a resource list to learn more about America’s founding. Also in this episode, the hosts are joined by Katie McCoy for a conversation about life and ministry.

About Katie

Katie serves as Assistant Professor of Theology in Women’s Studies at Scarborough College. Katie graduated with a Bachelor of Music from Union University (TN) and with a Master of Divinity with a concentration in Women’s Studies from SWBTS. She graduated with a Ph.D. in Systematic Theology in May 2016. Katie has a passion for connecting global women’s issues with a biblical perspective on women’s value. Her dissertation is on Old Testament law about women, what they reveal about women’s dignity, and the Church’s social responsibility to women worldwide. As a teacher, Katie hopes to engage her students to think critically and to equip them to communicate biblical truth with grace and strength. She is a self-professed political news junkie and considers herself an adopted Texan. You can connect with her on  Twitter: @blondeorthodoxy.  

ERLC Content


  1. Cooperative Program giving highest in three months, down only 1.47% for year
  2. High court affirms religious access to state programs
  3. Mississippi State Flag Change
  4. Changing the state flag is not about forgetting Mississippi’s past. It’s about acknowledging it.
  5. Many Students Will Be in Classrooms Only Part of the Week This Fall
  6. Biden blows by Trump in cash race
  7. Fauci warns U.S. could see 100,000 new coronavirus cases per day
  8. U.S. daily coronavirus cases top 50,000 for first time
  9. Google Pushes Back U.S. Office Reopening Plan After Virus Surge
  10. Exclusive: Whataburger confirms expansion into Southeast, with eyes on Tennessee


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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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