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.

 

016: Launching a Church Planting Partnership in Brazil with Chris Nelson and Priscilla Hartranft

During the To The Ends of The Earth message series, Go Global Director and Campus Pastor of the Clear Lake Campus, Karl Garcia, sat down with Chris Nelson and Priscilla Hartranft who recently returned from Brazil. They discuss Clear Creek’s new church planting partnership in Brazil and how people can get involved.

 

RESOURCES:

Go Global – Clear Creek Community Church

015: Being a Part of a Church Planting Movement in Cuba with Derek Willis

During the To The Ends of The Earth message series, Go Global Director and Campus Pastor of the Clear Lake Campus, Karl Garcia, sat down with Derek Willis who recently returned from his second mission trip to the Caribbean. They discuss how God is moving there and how others can be involved in taking the gospel to the ends of the earth.

RESOURCES:

GO – Clear Creek Community Church

014: A Leap Into the Unknown – Planting a “Parachute” Church with Justin Fordinal

In October 2019, Clear Creek Community Church hosted an Acts 29 Church Planting Mini-Conference. During the event, CCCC East 96 Campus Pastor Aaron Lutz sat down with Justin Fordinal, church planter and Lead Pastor of Bridge Point Community Church in Cypress, TX. Bridge Point just celebrated five years since their launch in 2014, and they have a desire to reach the Cypress area and see more churches planted around the world.

 

 

RESOURCES:

Bridge Point Community Church (Cypress, TX)
“Why Plant Churches” by Tim Keller
Acts 29
Houston Church Planting Network (HCPN)

 

013: You Can’t Go Back So Go On, Part 2: The Adoption Story of Aric and Glenna Harding

In Part 2 of Aric and Glenna Harding’s adoption story, they share about what happened after deciding to welcome two young brothers into their home. Then later, they receive another call that would change their family forever.

 

RESOURCES:
Clear Creek Orphan Care