ERLC Podcast Episode

In this episode, Josh, Lindsay, and Brent discuss the United States hitting 2 million cases of Covid-19 and reaching its first recession since 2009, Disneyland reopening date, Church of the Highlands, retiring the SBC gavel, a virtual IMB missionary sending, and buried treasure. Lindsay also gives a rundown of this week’s ERLC content including a piece by Conrad Close and Jason Thacker with "5 things you need to know about TikTok," Casey B. Hough with "How to have hope in hard time," Lindsay Nicolet with "How can marriages thrive in the midst of suffering?," and Josh Wester with "3 ways Christian should think about racial justice in America." Also in this episode, the hosts are joined by Jimmy McNeal  for a conversation about life and ministry.  

About Jimmy

Jimmy McNeal serves as one of the worship leaders at Austin Stone Community Church in Austin, Texas. When he grew up in Waxahachie, Texas, Jimmy had no clue this would be the road that God would take him on. Jimmy had big dreams of using the money he would make as an NFL linebacker to fund his career as an R&B artist. His first shot at fame came with his appearance on American Idol. Although he was cut shortly after becoming a top 40 finalist, Jimmy knew that God was preparing him for something different. Jimmy lives in Austin, Texas with his wife, Staci, and their son, Jackson. Twitter: @JimmyMcSings  

ERLC Content


  1. The United States has surpassed 2 million cases of Covid-19
  2. New Coronavirus Hot Spots Emerge Across South And In California, As Northeast Slows
  3. New Zealand is now free of coronavirus
  4. The United Nations just cancelled their General Assembly in September for the first time in 75 years
  5. The Latest: US judge upholds Nevada cap on church services
  6. US has officially entered first recession since 2009
  7. Pastors comfort mourners, exhort churches at George Floyd funeral
  8. Disneyland sets its reopening date
  9. Polls closed in Georgia after a day marked by voters waiting for hours to cast their ballots
  10. Birmingham schools, housing authority cut ties with Church of the Highlands
  11. Southern Baptist president wants to retire famed gavel named for slave owner
  12. Southern Baptists virtually celebrate sending 61 missionaries
  13. Tim Keller Asks for Prayers for Pancreatic Cancer


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Brent Leatherwood

Brent Leatherwood serves as Chief of Staff. In this role, he directs the office of the President and is also responsible for strategic partnerships and media relations. 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 … 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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