ERLC Podcast Episode

Show Notes

In this episode, Josh, Lindsay, and Brent discuss facemask requirements, unemployment rates, cats with Coronavirus, and Zoom fatigue. Lindsay also gives a rundown of this week’s ERLC content including a piece from Casey B. Hough on 3 ways to lead Christ’s sheep through the valley of the shadow of COVID-19, Ericka Andersen on quarantine as an opportunity for churches emerging stronger, and Josh Wester on why religious liberty is so important to Baptists. Also in this episode, the hosts are joined by Dan Darling for a conversation about life and ministry.  

About Dan

Daniel Darling is the Vice President for Communications for the Ethics and Religious Liberty Commission of the Southern Baptist Convention (ERLC). Dan is a bestselling author of several books, including Teen People of the Bible, Crash Course, iFaith, Real, Activist Faith, The Original Jesus, The Dignity Revolution, The Characters of Christmas and the forthcoming, A Way With Words, releasing in September 2020. He is the general editor, along with Trillia Newbell, of a small group study on racial reconciliation, The Church and the Racial Divide and is a contributor to The Worldview Study Bible and The Couples Devotional Bible. Dan has served churches in Illinois and Tennessee. He and his wife Angela have four children and reside in the Nashville area. They attend Green Hill Church in Mt. Juliet, Tennessee, where Dan serves as Pastor of Teaching and Discipleship. Twitter: @dandarling

ERLC Content


  1. Cellphone data shows coronavirus kept churchgoers at home in every state on Easter
  2. NPR: 73% Of Inmates At An Ohio Prison Test Positive For Coronavirus
  3. Texas, as an example, is reportedly looking at cuts as deep as 20% to the state budget.
  4. CNN: These are the states that require you to wear a face mask in public
  5. Perhaps a preview of things to come: VP Pence speaking at the US Air Force Academy graduation.
  6. Trump to Temporarily Halt Immigration Into the U.S. Amid Coronavirus Crisis
  7. Another 4.4 million Americans filed for unemployment benefits
  8. Some citizens are looking to leave places like NYC
  9. Two cats in New York are first pets known to have coronavirus in the US
  10. 1 big thing: The Zoom fatigue is real
  11. Last night, the NFL draft went virtual amid coronavirus pandemic
  12. McDonald's is giving first responders and healthcare workers free 'Thank You meals'


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Josh Wester

Joshua B. Wester serves as Chair of Research in Christian Ethics. In this role, he provides analysis, content, and counsel on ethical issues to advance the ERLC’s internal and external needs, directs research and content development for the President, and coordinates the... Read More

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... Read More

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... Read More

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