By / Aug 4

We are in a season of transition at the Ethics & Religious Liberty Commission after Russell Moore’s move to Christianity Today. The team in D.C. is changing as well, and so we wanted to bring you a final show with the current team: Jeff Pickering, Chelsea Patterson Sobolik, and Travis Wussow. 

This show will air in two parts with reflections on the ERLC’s work in Washington, D.C., and a conversation with David French of The Dispatch about religious liberty, pro-life policy, and January 6th.

The motivating aim of Capitol Conversations was to foster a new evangelical imagination for political engagement and we hope it’s done that for you. On behalf of all of us at the ERLC in Washington, D.C., thanks for listening.

In the meantime, stay subscribed to Capitol Conversations as there will surely and soon be something new on this channel. And be sure to check out The ERLC Podcast as well, with new episodes from Nashville released every Friday.

Guest Biography

David French is senior editor of The Dispatch. He’s also a columnist for Time. He’s the author of Rise of ISIS: A Threat We Can’t Ignore, and Divided We Fall: America’s Secession Threat and How to Restore Our Nation, among others.

Resources from the Conversation

By / Dec 11

In this episode, Josh, Brent, and Lindsay discuss the first people to receive the Coronavirus vaccine, Middle America racking up a ton of new Coronavirus cases, Mardi Gras being cancelled, Biden’s ‘skeleton staff’, record unemployment claims, the Lottie Moon Christmas Offering, and a rare Christmas star. Lindsay also gives a rundown of this week’s ERLC content including Jared Kennedy with “Two foundational truths to teach our kids about gender: Celebrating who God created us to be,” Annie Kratzsch with “3 practical Advent practices to meet you in your suffering: Simple activities for your family from the “Unexpected Gift”,” and C. Ben Mitchell with “What defines personhood? The distinct difference of humans.” Also in this episode, the hosts are joined by David French for a conversation about life and ministry. 

About David

David French is an American attorney, political commentator, and author. A fellow at the National Review Institute and a staff writer for National Review from 2015 to 2019, French currently serves as senior editor of The Dispatch. David is the author of Divided We Fall: America’s Secession Threat and How to Restore Our Nation. David and his wife Nancy live in middle Tennessee with their three children. You can connect with him on Twitter: @DavidAFrench

ERLC Content


  1. A UK woman aged 90 was the first in the world to receive the Pfizer vaccine today
  2. William Shakespeare: to be vaccinated nor not to be vaccinated
  3. Middle America is still racking up a ton of new coronavirus cases
  4. New Orleans Mayor Cancels Mardi Gras Parades In 2021
  5. Biden may start with ‘skeleton staff’
  6. Explaining the Supreme Court lawsuit from Texas and Trump challenging Biden’s win
  7. Weekly jobless claims surge to 853,000, highest since September
  8. Unemployment insurance claims
  9. IMB missionaries and staff give more than $800,000 to LMCO
  10. Jupiter and Saturn to align in rare ‘Christmas Star’


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