026: Following Christ as a NASA Flight Surgeon – An Interview with Rick Scheuring

As a child Rick Scheuring had dreams of becoming a doctor, but he also had a love of space. He could have never imagined being able to combine those two passions into one profession as he does today. Currently he is NASA’s Lead Flight Surgeon for astronaut Drew Morgan (also a member of Clear Creek Community Church). Rick and Michelle have been married for 26 years and have five children. In this interview, Ryan Lehtinen sits down with Rick to talk about how his career in the sciences has grown his faith in Jesus and love for the Bible, and how his work gives him opportunities to share the good news of the gospel with those around him.

RESOURCES:

Faith & Science Resources
Faith & Science (message series)

 

025: The Big Picture – How the Whole Bible Points to Jesus

The Bible is comprised of 66 books, written over a period of 1,500 years, in three different languages, by at least 40 authors, and yet it is one cohesive story of God’s redemption of the world. Ryan Lehtinen talks with Doug Dawson about his journey to understand the big picture of the Bible and how the gospel of grace found in Christ is the culmination of the entire biblical narrative.

RESOURCES:

The Holy Bible

Big Picture of the Bible class

God’s Big Picture: Tracing the Storyline of the Bible by Vaughn Roberts

Gospel and Kingdom by Graeme Goldsworthy

The Scriptures Testify about Me by D.A. Carson

The Unfolding Mystery: Discovering Christ in the Old Testament by Edmund P. Clowney

The Bible Project

Exploring My Strange Bible (Podcast)

Help Me Teach The Bible (Podcast)

 

024: Legacy – Living Life to Maximize Significance

What do you hope people will say about you at your funeral? When we’re gone, more important than any possessions we might have acquired, we leave behind a legacy. On this episode, Ryan Lehtinen talks with Bruce Wesley and Mark Carden about what legacy really is and how their purpose and ambitions have been refined over time.

RESOURCES:  

Halftime: Moving from Success to Significance by Bob Buford

Living a Life on Loan by Rick Rushaw and Eric Swanson

 

023: How Can I Follow God When Those Who Follow Him Seem Intolerant?

On this episode, we continue discussing questions people have about faith, God, or the church as part of our “Here’s My Issue” message series. Ryan Lehtinen sits down with Yancey Arrington and Lance Lawson to address those who question following God because they view those who follow him as intolerant and hateful.

RESOURCES:
Starting Point – Class
Go Local – Find ways to love and serve our community
The Reason for God by Tim Keller
A New Kind of Apologist by Sean McDowell

 

022: How Can We Trust the Bible?

During the “Here’s My Issue” message series, we have been discussing questions people have about faith, God, or the church on the podcast. On this episode, Ryan Lehtinen sits down with Yancey Arrington and Aaron Lutz to discuss how we can trust the Bible.

RESOURCES:
How to Study the Bible class
The Big Picture of the Bible class
Why Trust the Bible? by Greg Gilbert
How to Read the Bible for All Its Worth by Gordon Fee and Douglas Stuart

 

021: Does Science Disprove Faith?

In this episode, we continue our conversations around the “Here’s My Issue” message series, discussing questions that people have about faith, God, or the church. Ryan Lehtinen sits down with Yancey Arrington and Lance Lawson to discuss the question, doesn’t science disprove the claims of Christianity?

RESOURCES:
Faith & Science Resources
Faith & Science (message series)
The Reason For God by Timothy Keller

020: The Problem of Evil/Suffering and How Can There Be Only One True Religion?

In our message series called “Here’s My Issue,” we kick off 2020 talking about barriers or issues that some people may have with faith, God, or the church. Over the next three weeks on the podcast, we’re going to discuss some of the major questions often raised. On this episode, Ryan Lehtinen sits down with Yancey Arrington and Aaron Lutz to discuss the questions—If God exists, then why is there evil and suffering in the world?  And how can there only be one true religion?

RESOURCES:
The Reason for God by Tim Keller
Walking With God Through Pain and Suffering by Tim Keller
Mere Christianity by C.S. Lewis
The Case for Faith by Lee Strobel

 

019: Grief and the Holidays with Susan Wesley, Denise Ward, and Carrie Sutherland

In our final episode of 2019, Susan Wesley sits down with Denise Ward and Carrie Sutherland, two close friends who have each experienced tremendous loss in the last few years. They discuss their journey and how grief impacts the holiday season.

RESOURCES:
Care & Support Ministry

 

018: All is Not Calm – Focusing on Jesus in a Busy, Commercialized Christmas Season

Christmas is supposed to be about the birth of Jesus, the Savior of the world. But it’s easy to miss that with all the parties, gifts, commercials, food, and lights. Much of it is good fun, but what happens when it distracts us from the real joy of Christmas? Ryan Lehtinen sits down with Aaron Lutz and Lance Lawson to talk about how to they try (and sometimes fail) to focus their families’ hearts on Jesus in this season.

*Spoiler Alert: Beliefs about Santa Claus are discussed. If you have any young listeners within earshot, you might want to listen to this episode at another time. If you still believe in Santa, what you’re about to hear is going to be devastating.

 

017: Celebrating Advent with Your Family, with Josh and Mandy Turner

Advent begins on the fourth Sunday before Christmas. It’s the season where churches around the world celebrate the coming (or advent) of Jesus and prepare their hearts for Christmas Day. In this episode, Yancey Arrington talks about the history of Advent and how it’s been celebrated by the Church for centuries. Then, he’s joined by Josh and Mandy Turner from the Clear Lake campus to talk about how their family celebrates Advent each year.