034: God at Work in Houston Churches

Although many things are shut down or altered around us, God has been at work among churches and church plants across the Houston area. Ryan Lehtinen recently talked with Chad Clarkson, the executive director of the Houston Church Planting Network, to hear how established and new churches are weathering COVID-19 and how they are seeing God move in new and powerful ways.

RESOURCES:

Houston Church Planting Network

Awaken Houston

08: Abraham

The story of Abram continues, but not without new names and a major plot twist. Will God’s plan to rescue and bless the world end as soon as it gets started? Listen to this episode to find out.

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033: Loving Your Neighbor During a Stay-at-Home Order

Driven by the desire to love their neighbors with the love they’ve received in the gospel, many people are asking how they can serve the community during this season. Obviously, the answer to question isn’t so straight forward during a stay-at-home order. On this episode, Ryan Lehtinen talks with Chris and Amy Alston about ways people are loving their neighbors already and how you can too.

RESOURCES:

Clearcreek.org/covid19

07: Abram

Things get weird in this episode as Aric and Lance learn about God’s plan to rescue and bless the world through a family, and it all starts with a guy named Abram.

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032: The Resurrection of Jesus – History or Hoax?

Did the resurrection really happen or was it all just made up? On this week of Easter, Ryan Lehtinen sat down with Bruce Wesley and Yancey Arrington to discuss the most compelling evidence for the historical reality of the resurrection of Jesus. They also talk about the hope the resurrection offers for us today.

 

RESOURCES:

Surprised by Hope by N.T. Wright

The Resurrection of the Son of God by N.T. Wright

Jesus and the Eyewitnesses by Richard Bauckham

“Historical Evidence for the Resurrection” by Matt Perman

06: The Tower of Babel

In this episode, Lance and Aric take a trip through history to explore the Tower of Babel, the people of Mesopotamia, and the reason it’s all included in the Bible.

 

031: How to Have Real Community in a Digital World

Our community has been ordered to shelter at home and engage in social distancing. As a church, we have suspended all in-person gatherings until further notice. But, does that mean you have to miss out on real relationships? On this episode, Ryan Lehtinen talks with Karl Garcia and Jon Crump about how to have real community in a digital world.

RESOURCES:

Video Conferencing Tools: Skype, Zoom, Teams, FaceTime, Google Hangouts, Duo,

Virtual Group Best Practices

Wanting to join a group?

05: Noah

The story of Noah and the flood is one of the most well known stories of the Old Testament. When we talk about it, we often focus on the huge boat and pairs of animals. But what if those things aren’t the real point of the story?
Learn more in this episode of Who’s in the Bible.

030: Advice for the Reluctant Homeschool Parent

As a result of schools closing due to the COVID-19 pandemic, many parents have unexpectedly had to start homeschooling their kids during this time. To help parents newly tasked with educating their kids, Ryan Lehtinen sits down with experienced teacher and former homeschool parent Jennefer Arrington to encourage parents and discuss things she’s learned over the years.

RESOURCES:

Simply Charlotte Mason

Khan Academy

Additional Homeschooling Resources (PDF)

CCCC Children

CCCC Students

 

04: Cain & Abel

Do you know the story of Cain and Abel? Things take a dark turn in Genesis chapter 4 when two brothers bring gifts to God.

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