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Insights into the moral, cultural, and ethical issues of our day.

Insights into the moral, cultural, and ethical issues of our day.

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Nashville, TN

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Insights into the moral, cultural, and ethical issues of our day.

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English


Episodes

State constitutions and abortion, the SBTC/Psalm 139 Project partnership, and the Buffalo shooting

5/20/2022
In this episode, Brent and Lindsay discuss state constitutions and abortion, the SBTC and a partnership with the Psalm 139 Project, and the shootings in Buffalo and California. They also discuss the crackdown on churches in Hong Kong and the reasons why people migrate. ERLC Content 3 reasons why people migrate despite difficulties and uncertainty: Title 42 and our complicated immigration systemHow the church should respond to the rise of anti-Semitism in AmericaWhat I’ve learned about the...

Duration:00:52:05

The Women’s Health Protection Act fails, Supreme Court gathers again, and a giant black hole

5/13/2022
In this episode, Brent and Lindsay discuss The Women’s Health Protection Act—the most pro-abortion legislation—failing in the Senate, the Supreme Court gatherering again since the leak, and a giant black hole at the center of the Milky Way. They also talk about the sexual revolution and how to minister the truth of God’s design in the midst of it. ERLC Content Explainer: Religious liberty in Ukraine in the 20th and 21st centuriesHow do you watch what you watch? Christian Wisdom and...

Duration:00:30:59

The SCOTUS draft opinion leak, the National Day of Prayer, and anxiety in kids

5/6/2022
In this episode, Brent and Lindsay discuss the shocking draft opinion leak of the Supreme Court regarding the Mississippi abortion case, or Dobbs. They also talk about the National Day of Prayer and 10 things Christians should know about kids and anxiety. ERLC Content Understanding the Draft Opinion Leak of the Supreme Court: The Most Consequential Leak of Our LifetimeA prayer for our country on the National Day of Prayer10 Things Christians should know about kids and anxiety: Providing...

Duration:00:39:36

Madeleine Albright’s funeral, Elon Musk buys Twitter, and the Coach Kennedy religious liberty case

4/29/2022
In this episode, Brent and Lindsay discuss the Coach Kennedy religious liberty case, Madeleine Albright’s funeral, and the economy. They also talk about Elon Musk’s purchase of Twitter, the U.S. and the end of the pandemic phase of COVID-19, and Oklahoma’s ban on abortion after 6 weeks. ERLC Content Explainer: What you should know about religious liberty and the Coach Kennedy caseUSCIRF releases 2022 annual report on international religious freedomWhen home isn’t safe: A review of “When...

Duration:00:40:45

Airline mask mandate, pronouns and religious liberty, and Ukrainian aid

4/22/2022
In this episode, Brent and Lindsay discuss the end, for now, of the airline mask mandate, a professor whose religious liberty was protected regarding pronoun usage, and President Biden promising more aid to Ukraine. They also talk about the French presidential debate and the upcoming SBC presidential candidate forum. ERLC Content How churches and communities can collaborate to overcome the opioid crisisIs there a bold religious movement for access to abortion? An unholy claim and a...

Duration:00:39:56

Easter, a genocide in Ukraine, and the Brooklyn subway shooting

4/15/2022
In this episode, Brent and Lindsay discuss President Biden saying Putin is committing genocide in Ukraine, the Brooklyn subway shooting, and a Christians who escaped from a reeducation camp in Xinjiang. They also talk about several resources to prepare our hearts for Good Friday and Easter. ERLC Content How to help your family prepare for Easter: Making a plan for family devotions any time of the yearWhat’s at stake when we brush past death: And how our theology equips us to face it...

Duration:00:40:07

Oklahoma and abortion, SBC presidential candidates, and Opening Day for MLB

4/8/2022
In this episode, Brent and Lindsay discuss Ketanji Brown Jackson and the Senate confirmation, Oklahoma’s news on the abortion front, and news concerning SBC presidential candidates. They also talk about a seminary dean gunned down in Ukraine and Opening Day for MLB. ERLC Content Remember those who are in prison: An interview with Brenna Norwood about The Heart of Texas Foundation, prison ministry, and the power of JesusWhat is abortion tourism?What can we learn from John Leland’s life? An...

Duration:00:47:50

U.S. intel on Putin, Biden’s gaffe, and the Florida gender identity education law

4/1/2022
In this episode, Brent and Lindsay discuss U.S. intel about Putin being misled, President Biden’s gaffe, and the Florida gender identity education law. They also talk about the new gender x passports coming out in April, what you should know about Biden’s budget proposal, and a Christian’s response during tumultuous times. ERLC Content How Christians should respond during war and other tumultuous times: Gardening through the apocalypseExplainer: What you should know about President Biden’s...

Duration:00:44:49

Religious liberty win at the Supreme Court, U.S. to welcome Ukrainian refugees, and Ketanji Brown Jackson hearings

3/25/2022
In this episode, Brent and Lindsay discuss the religious liberty win at the Supreme Court in the case of a Texas death row inmate. They also talk about the U.S. being set to welcome 100,000 Ukrainian refugees, the G-7 summit, and the Ketanji Brown Jackson hearings. ERLC Content How gambling preys on the longings of the heart: 7 reasons why people gamble and the Bible’s better answerChristians, remember the vulnerable children of UkraineHow Christians can think about the epidemic of online...

Duration:00:46:04

The increasing number of Ukrainian refugees, Zelenskyy’s address to Congress, and the importance of pregnancy care centers

3/18/2022
In this episode, Jill Waggoner and Lindsay discuss the number of Ukrainian refugees increasing to 3.1 million and President Zelenskyy’s address to Congress. They also talk about substance abuse within the church, the call to foster care, and why cohabitation is a bad idea. In addition, Lindsay interviews Jill, a pastor’s wife, about church, COVID, and the importance of pregnancy resource centers. ERLC Content What if a church leader confesses a problem with substance abuse? An interview...

Duration:00:41:50

Ukrainian refugees, U.S. ban on Russian oil, and omnibus bill

3/11/2022
In this episode, Chelsea and Lindsay discuss the 2.3 million Ukrainian refugees fleeing for their lives, the U.S. ban on imports of Russian oil, and the $1.5 trillion omnibus bill that the House passed. They also talk about high level talks between Russia and Ukraine that failed to reach a ceasefire, what the war in Ukraine is teaching us about courage, and rebuilding our moral infrastructure. ERLC Content Why 21st century Baptists need 18th century Baptists like Isaac Backus: 3 areas in...

Duration:00:32:13

War refugee estimates, the State of the Union, and SBC president updates

3/4/2022
In this episode, Brent and Lindsay discuss war refugee estimates by the UN, the State of the Union address, and SBC president updates, including Ed Litton not running for reelection and Willy Rice running for election. They also talk about how war reveals objective truth and a new ERLC resource for information regarding the Mississippi abortion case. ERLC Content What the horrors of war teach us about the nature of morality: Russia, Ukraine, and the objective truth of good and evilHow do...

Duration:00:38:17

Russia’s illegal invasion of Ukraine, the decline of global democracy, and the Ahmaud Arbery federal murder trial

2/25/2022
In this episode, Brent and Lindsay discuss Russia’s illegal invasion of Ukraine, the decline of global democracy, and the Ahmaud Arbery federal murder trial. They also talk about the Queen’s recovery from COVID-19 and pursuing racial unity in the SBC. ERLC Content Why Christians must pursue biblically-defined justice: Christian social ethics, the gospel, and the imago DeiWhy we should be thankful for Caesar Blackwell, the Alabama Baptist slave preacher: Montgomery, the Bus Boycott, and the...

Duration:00:35:03

The SBC sexual abuse assessment moves forward, a likely Russian invasion, and the pandemic slowing

2/18/2022
In this episode, Brent and Lindsay discuss the ERLC’s board of trustees voting to move forward with the sexual abuse assessment of the SBC, a likely Russian invasion of Ukraine, and the pandemic slowing and becoming endemic. They also discuss evaluating our social media engagement and the SBC’s history within the pro-life movement. ERLC Content Why Is It So Hard to Have Constructive Conversations about Abuse?15 questions for Christians to ask about their social media engagementwith Richard...

Duration:00:38:15

The ERLC’s 2022 Policy Agenda, seeking justice, and Valentine’s Day

2/11/2022
In this episode, Chelsea and Lindsay discuss the ERLC’s 2022 Policy Agenda, seeking justice, and Valentine’s Day. ERLC Content How do we seek justice without compromising truth? An interview with Thaddeus Williams about social media, social justice, and a Christian’s responsibilityWhat do Christians need to know about child sex trafficking? A conversation with Gretchen Smeltzer, founder of Into the LightHow to pray through conflict as a couple: An excerpt from “5 Things to Pray for Your...

Duration:00:31:22

ISIS leader killed, Spikevax COVID vaccine, and Tom Brady’s retirement

2/4/2022
In this episode, Brent and Lindsay discuss the ISIS leader killed by U.S. forces, Spikevax COVID-19 vaccine, and Tom Brady’s retirement. They also talk about the new SBC EC interim president, Chinese tennis star Peng Shuai, and praying for the people of Ukraine and Russia. ERLC Content How the Chinese Communist Party ‘Disappeared’ Tennis Star Peng ShuaiExplainer: Open Doors releases World Watch List 2022 showing top areas of Christian persecutionBible app storyDavid Curry interviewA call...

Duration:00:37:58

Justice Breyer’s retirement announcement, latest developments in Ukraine, and Omicron’s slow-down

1/28/2022
In this episode, Brent and Lindsay discuss Justice Breyer’s retirement announcement, latest developments in Ukraine, and Omicron’s slow-down. They are talk about the critical work of pregnancy resource centers, the irony of the transgender revolution, and creation care. ERLC Content The critical pro-life work of pregnancy resource centers: An interview with Laura Messick of Portico in TennesseeExplainer: What is going on between Russia and Ukraine?Why should Christians care about the...

Duration:00:45:04

President Biden’s press conference, COVID-19 blind date, and the filibuster

1/21/2022
In this episode, Brent and Lindsay discuss President Biden’s press conference, the trust deficit in the U.S., and the failure of changing the filibuster. They also talk about a COVID-19 blind date that lasted for days, the pro-life movement and human dignity, and the value of senior adults. ERLC Content What does the image of God have to do with the pro-life movement? The centrality of human dignity to Christian ethics3 ways to elevate the dignity of senior adults in our churchesWhen...

Duration:00:38:52

Omicron’s prevalence, U.S. and Russia negotiations, and empty store shelves

1/14/2022
In this episode, Brent and Lindsay discuss U.S. and Russia negotiations, the prevalence of the Omicron variant, and why store shelves are so empty. They also talk about the drama between Australia and Novak Djokovic, protecting your children from social media’s harms, and ethical issues in technology to watch in 2022. ERLC Content How to protect your children from social media’s harms: Delay, prepare, and discipleWhy Southern Baptists care about the Uyghur genocide: An interview with...

Duration:00:40:51

Southern Baptist Disaster Relief, Omicron, and unruly airline passengers

12/17/2021
In this episode, Brent and Lindsay discuss Southern Baptist Disaster Relief after the tornadoes, Omicron’s arrival to the U.S., and efforts to crackdown on unruly airline passengers. They also discuss the Christmas blues, the U.S. missionaries freed in Haiti, and the bipartisan deal on China’s human rights violations. ERLC Content An encouragement for caregivers this Christmas: 5 reminders from the book of NahumWhy do I experience the Christmas blues?Suggestions for adressing LGBTQ issues...

Duration:00:47:23