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    No Ivy League sports, Kanye West, and a conversation with Travis Wussow

    No Ivy League sports, Kanye West, and a conversation with Travis Wussow

    In this episode, Josh, Lindsay, and Brent discuss this week’s Supreme Court rulings, foreign students being forced to leave the U.S., Kanye West, plans for New York City schools, Charlie Daniels and Ivy League canceling fall sports. Lindsay also gives a rundown of this week’s ERLC content including a piece by RaShan Frost with What is the difference between remembering history and celebrating division?, Heather Rice-Minus with A call to pray for those in prison during the pandemic, and Josh Wester with Why Christian should care about the latest step in the sexual revolution. Also in this episode, the hosts are joined by Travis Wussow for a conversation about life and ministry.
    About Travis:
    Travis Wussow serves as the Vice President for Public Policy and General Counsel. Travis led the ERLC’s first international office located in the Middle East prior to joining the Washington DC office. He received a B.B.A. in Finance from The University of Texas at Austin and a J.D. from The University of Texas School of Law. He and his wife, Katie, have two daughters. You can connect with her on Twitter: @traviswussow.  
    ERLC Content:
    RaShan Frost with What is the difference between remembering history and celebrating division?Heather Rice-Minus with A call to pray for those in prison during the pandemicJosh Wester with Why Christians should care about the latest step in the sexual revolution: Opposing polyamory for the good of societyCulture
    Supreme Court ministerial exception affirmedSupreme Court rules employers with religious objections can be exempt from ACA's birth control mandateSCOTUS: Congress can't get Trump tax records, but grand jury subpoena mayForeign students could be forced to leave U.S. if colleges move onlineHarvard and MIT sue Trump administration over rule barring foreign students from online classesKanye West announces he is running for president in the 2020 US electionBBC More than three million people in the US have now tested positive for Covid-19, according to Johns Hopkins University.CNN: Tom Hanks: Wear a maskAtlanta Mayor Keisha Lance Bottoms tests positive for coronavirusNew York City schools will not fully reopen in fallRIP Charlie Daniels.The Ivy League becomes the first Division I conference to cancel all fall sportsLunchroom
    Lindsay: 2020 motto: “Please scream inside your heart.” https://www.wsj.com/articles/reopened-theme-parks-ban-screaming-on-roller-coasters-riders-are-howling-11594222278?st=r6pu4qsoqqsfzluJosh: Milk & Cookies from Blue Bell!Brent: Explaining the difference between cases and deaths; School reopening tracker Connect with us on Twitter
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    • 49 min
    The 4th of July, Whataburger, and a conversation with Katie McCoy

    The 4th of July, Whataburger, and a conversation with Katie McCoy

    In this episode, Josh, Lindsay, and Brent discuss Cooperative Program giving, the Mississippi State flag change, Coronavirus cases hitting a new threshold, Whataburger, and SCOTUS cases. Lindsay also gives a rundown of this week’s ERLC content including a piece by Victor Vieth with “4 ways churches can respond to the spiritual impact of child abuse,” Jamaal Williams and Jim Tipton with “The importance of Christian friendships that defy expectations: Loving one another across generational and cultural differences,” and Alex Ward with a resource list to learn more about America’s founding. Also in this episode, the hosts are joined by Katie McCoy for a conversation about life and ministry.

    About Katie
    Katie serves as Assistant Professor of Theology in Women’s Studies at Scarborough College. Katie graduated with a Bachelor of Music from Union University (TN) and with a Master of Divinity with a concentration in Women’s Studies from SWBTS. She graduated with a Ph.D. in Systematic Theology in May 2016. Katie has a passion for connecting global women’s issues with a biblical perspective on women’s value. Her dissertation is on Old Testament law about women, what they reveal about women’s dignity, and the Church’s social responsibility to women worldwide. As a teacher, Katie hopes to engage her students to think critically and to equip them to communicate biblical truth with grace and strength. She is a self-professed political news junkie and considers herself an adopted Texan. You can connect with her on Twitter: @blondeorthodoxy.

    ERLC Content
    Victor Vieth with 4 ways churches can respond to the spiritual impact of child abuseJamaal Williams and Jim Tipton with The importance of Christian friendships that defy expectations: Loving one another across generational and cultural differencesAlex Ward with Learn more about America’s founding from these resources
    Culture
    Cooperative Program giving highest in three months, down only 1.47% for yearHigh court affirms religious access to state programsMississippi State Flag ChangeChanging the state flag is not about forgetting Mississippi’s past. It’s about acknowledging it.Many Students Will Be in Classrooms Only Part of the Week This FallBiden blows by Trump in cash raceFauci warns U.S. could see 100,000 new coronavirus cases per dayU.S. daily coronavirus cases top 50,000 for first timeGoogle Pushes Back U.S. Office Reopening Plan After Virus SurgeExclusive: Whataburger confirms expansion into Southeast, with eyes on Tennessee
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    Lindsay: Unsolved MysteriesJosh: The Zoom Shirt; The Chick-Fil-A Peach Milkshake is backBrent: The President’s Club by Nancy Gibbs and Michael Duffy; 4th of July: Declaration of Independence; The Constitution of the United States; The Bill of Rights
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    • 53 min
    A Saharan dust storm, reopening issues, and a conversation with Andrew T. Walker

    A Saharan dust storm, reopening issues, and a conversation with Andrew T. Walker

    In this episode, Josh, Lindsay, are joined by Meagan Smith. They discuss Coronavirus back in the news with rising cases in many states, North Carolina pausing their reopening plan, and Apple telling you how long to wash your hands. They also discuss the Mississippi state flag, Bostock fallout, a Saharan dust storm, and the oldest […]

    • 45 min
    An ERLC crossover podcast with Jeff Pickering and Chelsea Sobolik

    An ERLC crossover podcast with Jeff Pickering and Chelsea Sobolik

    In this episode, Josh, Lindsay, are joined by Chelsea Sobolik and Jeff Pickering from the ERLC D.C. office. They discuss the Supreme Court rulings this week, Southeastern Seminary’s tuition reduction, updates on COVID-19, Ivy League schools not requiring SAT or ACT scores next year, Twitter’s new update, and Starbucks closing stores. Lindsay also gives a […]

    • 53 min
    TikTok, cancel culture, and a conversation with Jimmy McNeal

    TikTok, cancel culture, and a conversation with Jimmy McNeal

    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 […]

    • 51 min
    SpaceX, racial justice, and a conversation with Ashley Unzicker

    SpaceX, racial justice, and a conversation with Ashley Unzicker

    In this episode, Josh, Lindsay, and Brent discuss protesting over George Floyd’s death, the SBC leaders joint statement on George Floyd’s death, the SBC Advance event, churches reopening and singing, NASCAR, and creative graduation ceremonies. Lindsay also gives a rundown of this week’s ERLC content including a piece by Brad Walker with A prayer of […]

    • 47 min

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