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Pastor Joel Rainey on the opioid crisis and multi-faith engagement

6/19/2018
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Joel Rainey, Phd., pastor of Covenant Church in Shepherdstown, West Virginia, joins ERLC policy director Matt Hawkins to discuss how his local church is participating in combating the opioid crisis. Also, what does it look like for a Christian church to engage their neighbors in a multi-faith context while remaining faithful to doctrine? Joel’s Twitter Covenant Church One America Movement Conversations about our broken system aren’t enough | Joel Rainey, Aaron Alexander, and Lauren...

Duration:00:46:26

Jeremy Tedesco on Jack Phillips’ wins at the Supreme Court

6/6/2018
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Jeremy Tedesco, senior council at the Alliance Defending Freedom, joins Matt Hawkins and Travis Wussow to discuss the nuances of the Supreme Court’s 7-2 decision in Masterpiece Cakeshop v. Colorado Civil Rights Commission. ERLC Explainer: Supreme Court supports baker in an important religious liberty case Top quotes from the Masterpiece Cakeshop Supreme Court win | ERLC Policy Staff A good trajectory for the future of Christians in the public square | Andrew Walker Press Release: Russell...

Duration:00:27:36

Geneva, Malaysia, and International Advocacy

5/9/2018
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Travis Wussow and Jeff Pickering join Matt Hawkins to discuss their upcoming trip to the United Nations in Geneva to advocate for Malaysian human rights. ERLC’s Malaysia Initiative Jeff Pickering’s Twitter Travis Wussow’s Twitter Resources on International Religious Liberty

Duration:00:15:57

Marvin Olasky on American compassion

4/19/2018
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When Dr. Marvin Olasky, editor-in-chief of World Magazine, makes a trip to Washington he joins ERLC Policy Director Matt Hawkins for an interview. Their conversation includes American poverty and compassion, the history and future of compassionate conservatism, the charitable deduction, and Marvin’s longest streak of 10,000 steps a day. World Magazine The Sift World Radio World Journalism Institute Marvin’s biography, Unmerited Grace Marvin’s books at Amazon, including… The Tragedy of...

Duration:00:36:55

Herbie Newell of Lifeline Children’s Services

4/11/2018
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Herbie Newell, president of Lifeline Children’s Services, joins ERLC Policy Director Matt Hawkins to discuss opportunities and challenges facing adoption communities and how local churches can assist. Lifeline Children Services Lifeline resources for churches Book: Adopted for Life by Russell Moore Book: The Gospel & Adoption by Russell Moore and Andrew Walker Guest bio Herbie Newell is the President/Executive Director of Lifeline Children’s Services and it’s ministry arms including...

Duration:00:38:19

Chelsea Patterson Sobolik on childlessness and the church

3/27/2018
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During a spring recess on Capitol Hill, Matt welcomes Congressional staffer and author Chelsea Patterson Sobolik. Their conversation focuses on childlessness and the church, a personal and cultural experience well upstream from policy issues like adoption, foster care, reproductive technologies, surrogacy and more. Chelsea’s first book is Longing for Motherhood: Holding on to Hope in the Midst of Childlessness. Longing for Motherhood: Holding on to Hope in the Midst of Childlessness...

Duration:00:38:52

Kate Anderson on NIFLA, Austin bombings, Iranian refugees

3/20/2018
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Kate Anderson from Alliance Defending Freedom joins Matt to discuss the case heard at the Supreme Court this week, NIFVLA v. Becerra. Travis and Jeff join later to discuss the bombings in Austin and the USA’s denial to Iranian refugees. Also, Jeff goes to the White House with the Houston Astros! Case resources ADF’s case resource page ERLC’s case explainer ERLC’s amicus brief (PDF) SCOTUSBlog case page Guest bio - Kate Anderson Kate Anderson serves as legal counsel with Alliance Defending...

Duration:00:27:07

Greg Glod with Right on Crime; Staff roundtable

3/6/2018
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Greg Glod from Right on Crime joins Matt to discuss criminal justice reform. The DC team chats about current policies on the ERLC’s front burner including the Conscience Protection Act. Jeff and Matt reflect on Billy Graham’s lying in honor at the U.S. Capitol. Guest segment: Criminal Justice Reform Right on Crime Prison Fellowship Ministries ERLC Supports Criminal Justice Reform More ERLC Resources on CJR The Justice Declaration Original DACA deadline passes Previous episodes with...

Duration:00:41:13

Malaysia, online trafficking, foster care, DACA in court

2/27/2018
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Matt, Steven and Travis check in on a variety of policy items the ERLC is paying attention to as Congress returns to work. Topics include religious freedom in Malaysia; a U.S House vote in the fight against online sex trafficking; foster care reform. The team also discusses recent decisions in court cases DHS v. Regents Of Univ. Of Cal. and Zarda v. Altitude Express. Malaysia ERLC.com/Malaysia Religious freedom advocacy encouraged by major court decision in Malaysia ERLC short film… stay...

Duration:00:38:32

The Senate fails on security and immigration

2/20/2018
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The ERLC’s Matt Hawkins and Jeff Pickering reflect on what happened in the Senate debate on immigration reform last week, and look ahead to the next month in Congress. Senate fails to secure border and resolve Dreamer issue What's next for DACA? - The Weekly Standard Inside the Senate's ugly immigration breakdown - Politico ERLC resources on immigration

Duration:00:19:59

A race to 60: Immigration reform in the Senate

2/13/2018
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The ERLC’s DC team runs down what to expect in a week of rare activity in the Senate: an open amendment and debate process on immigration reform. Will they secure 60 votes? DACA & Dreamers Previous episode: The team explains family reunification & chain migration What you should know about DACA and Dreamers - ERLC Evangelical Leader Statement of Principles on Dreamers - ERLC 3 reasons why Congress should not wait to pass DACA legislation - ERLC January 9 letter to Congress from Evangelical...

Duration:00:19:23

Roundtable: The Brooks Memo, Chain migration, MLK50

2/7/2018
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The ERLC’s DC team reviews the status of politics and policy in Washington including abortion, immigration, and (yet another) CR week. Also, a quick look at the MLK50 Conference in Memphis, TN on April 3-4. David Brooks: The Abortion Memo Matt Lewis: SOTU Should Unite Republicans on Immigration Deal MLK50 Conference: Gospel Reflections from the Mountaintop - April 3-4, 2018 MLK50Conference.com

Duration:00:31:40

Politics and the person

1/30/2018
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Travis Wussow, ERLC VP for Public Policy, interviews four panelists during the 2018 Evangelicals for Life conference. The panel, "Politics and the Person: Why Legislation Matters for the Pro-Life Cause" includes Tim Goeglein (Focus on the Family), Charles Camosy (Fordham University), Denise Harle with (Alliance Defending Freedom), and Shannon Royce (U.S. Dept. of Health & Human Services). On Demand Video of 2018 Evangelicals for Life More videos: Playlist of Facebook Live content from EFL...

Duration:00:31:09

DACA update, March for Life week in D.C.

1/17/2018
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Matt and Travis review the political landscape surrounding a legislative solution for “Dreamers” and DACA recipients. Also, it’s the week of the annual March for Life and the Evangelicals for Life conference. DACA and Dreamers What you should know about DACA and Dreamers - ERLC Evangelical Leader Statement of Principles on Dreamers - ERLC 3 reasons why Congress should not wait to pass DACA legislation - ERLC January 9 letter to Congress from Evangelical organizations (PDF) Previous...

Duration:00:23:24

Northern Dreamer, Southern Dreamer

1/9/2018
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Matt welcomes Vanessa Gutierrez (Michigan) and Elisa Gonzalez (South Carolina) who share what it’s like to be “Dreamers” and DACA recipients. What you should know about DACA and Dreamers - ERLC Evangelical Leader Statement of Principles on Dreamers - ERLC 3 reasons why Congress should not wait to pass DACA legislation - ERLC January 9 letter to Congress from Evangelical organizations (PDF) Don’t miss our previous podcast interview with Jose Ocampo Vanessa Gutierrez, Office administrative...

Duration:00:28:56

Museum of the Bible with Lauren and Michael McAfee

12/19/2017
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Lauren and Michael McAfee stop by the Leland House on Capitol Hill to chat about the Museum of the Bible with Matt and Travis. The Museum of Bible is now open in Washington, D.C., just blocks from the U.S. Capitol and National Mall. The museum was built to invite all people to engage with the Bible through its history, narrative, and impact. Museum of The Bible The Museum's Website Have you heard about the new Museum of the Bible? Guide to Visiting the Museum of the Bible in Washington,...

Duration:00:31:31

Melissa Swearingen on the Conscience Protection Act

12/8/2017
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Matt and Jeff welcome Melissa Swearingen from the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops to discuss the Conscience Protection Act. Conscience Protection Act To be really pro-choice, you must protect each doctor's choice to not perform abortions - USA Today - Cardinal Dolan & Russell Moore Expand Scope of Conscience Protection Act of 2017 - National Review Conscience Protection Act: What It Is and Why It’s Needed - Speaker Ryan

Duration:00:17:44