079: Unity in Marriage

Everyone is different, so when two different people come together in marriage, there are inevitably joys and struggles. How can we embrace and grow from the differences inherent in this sacred union? On this episode, Ryan Lehtinen is joined by his wife, Lindsey, along with Greg and Kay Poore to talk about what God has taught them through their respective 15 and 40 years of marriage.

Resources: 

What Did You Expect? by Paul David Tripp

The Meaning of Marriage by Tim Keller

Clear Creek Counseling

Clear Creek Pre-marital Counseling Information

31: Solomon

In this episode, we meet a wise guy named Solomon and Aric plays a ridiculous game show called, “Is it a Proverb or a Fortune Cookie?”

078: Should I Delete Facebook?

It’s no secret that we’re coming off one of the most turbulent social media stretches in history. With COVID, the presidential election, racial tension, and censorship along with all everything else people like to argue about like religion, sports, and reality TV, the once wondrous world of social media feels more like a battleground. The more we learn about how these apps work, the more wary we become, and we’re left wondering if they still have a place in our lives, not to mention on our devices. On this episode, Jon Coffey sits down with Clear Creek Community Church Digital Communications Director, Jon Crump, to discuss the state of social media and how we, as Christians, can glorify God with our relationship with it.

Resources: 

The Ruthless Elimination of Hurry by John Mark Comer

Competing Spectacles: Treasuring Christ in the Media Age by Tony Reinke

Disruptive Witness: Speaking Truth in a Distracted Age by Alan Noble

 

30: King David & Uriah

The story of David continues. Giant slayer, warrior, fugitive, king of Israel, and now… guilty of murder? In this episode we see how even a man after God’s own heart can fail tragically, but also that God remains faithful. 

077: Is Christianity the Only True Religion?

Can there really be one true religion? Are we all worshiping the same God, but in different ways? Can we embrace diversity and avoid relativism? Rachel Chester sits down with Dr. Timothy Yoder, an apologetics and philosophy professor, to discuss religious pluralism, Christian apologetics, and how to respectfully engage with those outside the Christian faith.

Resources: 

Confronting Christianity by Rebecca McLaughlin

The Reason for God by Timothy Keller

Mere Christianity by C.S. Lewis

076: Christian Celebrity

It happens every so often that we see prominent and popular Christian leaders, celebrities if you will, stumble and fall. A story breaks, or someone comes forward and all of a sudden we’re left wondering about this person and their ministry and if it was all for real. On this episode, Jon Coffey sits down with Clear Creek Community Church’s Lead Pastor, Bruce Wesley, to discuss the dangers of the Christian celebrity and how we can appreciate God-given gifts and talents without creating idols.

Resources: 

The Danger of Idolizing ‘Christian Celebrities’ – Relevant Magazine

29: King David

The story of David continues. Giant slayer, warrior, fugitive, and now king of Israel. This episode explores God’s promise to make one of David’s descendants the ultimate, forever king.

075: Parenting Q&A with Chap Clark

We all want our kids to grow up with a faith they hold onto as adults. In January, Chap Clark spoke at the Clear Creek Forum on Parenting to share what we can do now to foster lasting faith in our kids’ hearts. While he was in town he sat down with Lance Lawson to answer some questions on the podcast that he didn’t have a chance to address at the event.

Resources: 

What Kind of Adults Will Our Kids Be?

Mistakes We’ve Made and Lessons We’ve Learned as Parents

Who’s in the Bible: A Podcast for Kids

074: Celebrating Diversity in the Church

Houston is regarded as the single most ethnically diverse major metropolitan area in the United States. And yet, it is still true today what Martin Luther King Jr. said almost 60 years ago, “that the most segregated hour of Christian America is eleven o’clock on Sunday morning.” What does the gospel say about diversity? How can the church lead the way in celebrating our ethnic and racial differences? On this episode, Ryan Lehtinen talks with the Executive Director of the Houston Church Planting Network, Chad Clarkson, and pastors, David Hill and Jaron Jones, about diversity in the church and how followers of Jesus can make a difference.

Resources: 

Houston Church Planting Network

Imago Dei: Beyond Dignity

073: Life in Community

Many of us feel too busy or broken to invest in community, although we know we need it. What does it look like to cultivate relationships with those around us? Why is this so important for disciples of Jesus? How can we invest in the people around us in a way that leads to transformation in Christ? In this episode, Rachel Chester sits down with Susan Wesley to discuss why and how we invite people into authentic relationship.

Resources: 

Gentle and Lowly by Dane Ortlund

Instruments in the Redeemer’s Hands by Paul David Tripp

GroupLink

Live Local: Connecting with One Another in the Local Church