211: How to Be a Better Friend – The Struggles and Strengths of Friendship

In this episode, Tanner Smith, Allison Swenson, Lindsey Lehtinen, and Ryan Lehtinen discuss the highs and lows of friendship, how to cultivate deep relationships, and practical steps to building a community of 2 a.m. friends.

13: Bible Reading Recap – Romans 13-16 & 1 Corinthians 1-2

In this episode, Ted Ryskoski, Lance Lawson, and Rachel Chester wrap up our study and discussion of Paul’s magnum opus, the letter to the Romans.

They also discuss the context and opening chapters of 1 Corinthians, which has similar themes as Romans: unity in the church, love for one another, and the preeminence and all-encompassing power of the gospel.

12: Bible Reading Recap – Romans 8-12 & Psalm 56

In this episode of the Bible Reading Recap, Ted Ryskoski, Lance Lawson, and Rachel Chester discuss the heart of Romans.

What does it look like to live in the Spirit?

How do we respond when we are struggling, when this feels really hard?

210: Friends Forever – The Wesleys and Cardens Guide to Friendship

Friendships can be difficult to maintain or even find as an adult, but how about a friendship that has lasted 30 years?

In this episode, Tiffany Ravedutti sits down with Bruce and Susan Wesley and Mark and Lisa Carden to celebrate and learn from their decades-long friendship.

11: Bible Reading Recap – Romans 3-7

In this episode of the Bible Reading Recap, Ted Ryskoski, Lance Lawson, and Rachel Chester discuss Romans 3-7.

The apostle Paul describes the slavery to sin of not only the Israelites, but all of humanity and points us to the only one who can bring freedom and life.

10: Bible Reading Recap – Romans 1-2

On this episode of the Bible Reading Recap, we begin a new book, Romans!

Ted Ryskoski, Lance Lawson, and Rachel Chester discuss the cultural and historical context of Romans, some key concerns of Paul, and the best way to read and understand this dense and important book of the Bible.

09: Bible Reading Recap – Acts 21-28

In this week’s episode of the Bible Reading Recap, Ted Ryskoski, Lance Lawson, and Rachel Chester celebrate finishing the second book in CCCC’s Bible Reading Plan, Acts!

How does this story of the beginning of the church end and what does that mean for our church today?

08: Bible Reading Recap – Acts 15-20

The kingdom of God is open to all people, regardless of race, culture, or traditions.

The kingdom of God goes forth, displaying the truth and power of the gospel over all political, religious, and philosophical forces in the world!

In this week of the Bible Reading Recap, Ted Ryskoski, Lance Lawson, and Rachel Chester discuss these themes as we read through the climax of the apostle Paul’s missions spreading the gospel of Jesus Christ throughout the world.

07: Bible Reading Recap – Acts 10-14

How did Judas turn from disciple to betrayer?

Did Jesus actually descend into hell?

What does the conversion of Gentiles have to do with us?

In this episode of the Bible Reading Plan Recap, Ted Ryskoski, Lance Lawson, and Rachel Chester discuss these questions and more from Acts 10-14.

209: Answering Hard Questions with Truth and Grace

Asking tough questions is difficult enough, but it can be even harder when you are the one who has to answer the questions!

In this episode, Yancey Arrington, teaching pastor, and Jenna Kraft, a teacher at CCCC, discuss how to approach apologetics conversations with grace and truth, what to do if you don’t know the answers, and how to rest in the grace and generosity of Jesus.