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Tune in to Church Unplugged, the podcast of Christ Community Chapel, for a candid exploration of how our Christian faith and everyday lives interact. Each episode includes pastors and staff discussing common questions or issues to our faith that may not normally be covered in weekend service. New episodes are released on the first and third Monday of every month, don't miss out on a new way to learn and grow in your faith!

Christ Community Chapel is a non-denominational church in Northeast Ohio. Learn more at ccchapel.com.
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Cancel Culture

Cancel Culture

2021-04-2614:11

What is cancel culture, and how can we practice a healthier model of accountability as Christians? One that not only corrects but supports and restores? Tune into this episode of Church Unplugged as CCC Leadership unpacks cancel culture from a biblical perspective!
With the Reimagine vision, we have three numeric goals. We dream of seeing 10,000 people within 10 miles of CCC come to know Jesus, 60 churches planted, and to give $30 million to global missions. So, why set such high numbers? Or, why set numbers at all? Tune into this episode of Church Unplugged as CCC Leadership discusses the benefit of measuring what we are doing as well as how they set each goal.
Counseling

Counseling

2021-03-2921:55

Historically, counseling has carried a negative stigma, especially within Christianity. But given the past year's events, we have all become more aware of the need to care for our mental and emotional health. Tune in as CCC Leadership reflects on the benefits of counseling and shares what they have learned in their own experiences with counseling. If you'd like to learn more about what the Care team at CCC offers, email them today at care@ccchapel.com.
Critical Race Theory

Critical Race Theory

2021-03-1536:50

To put it simply, Critical Race Theory looks at society in terms of how it is structurally biased against other races, specifically the black community. You might have noticed that lately, there is a lot of debate about CRT among Christians. It's clear that this is an important topic for us to talk about with an honest, loving, gospel-lense. Tune in to the latest episode of Church Unplugged as CCC Leadership discusses what CRT gets right and what CRT gets wrong.
Purity Culture

Purity Culture

2021-03-0121:13

If you grew up in church in the '90s or 2000s, you might be familiar with the idea of purity culture––a specific way of teaching about sex, dating, and marriage. Though parents and leaders had good intentions, the teachings of purity culture left many with a skewed, shame-based understanding of sexuality and relationships. Tune into this episode of Church Unplugged as the CCC Leadership Team unpacks the idea of purity culture, gives thoughts on where it went wrong, and shares some better ways of teaching about sexuality.
Historically, men and women of all different ethnicities have mobilized the gospel and contributed to Christianity. Yet, history does not always highlight the significant role Black Christians have had in our faith. So if God is writing the story of Christianity using people of all races, why does it seem like only white Christians have shaped our theology? Tune into this episode of Church Unplugged as CCC staff digs into this issue and considers why it is crucial to discuss.
What is Lament?

What is Lament?

2021-02-0122:18

How should Christians respond to difficult things? Loving and trusting God does not mean we are always happy. Rather than expressing an inauthentic faith, God allowed us to lament. Lament says, "I'm sad. I'm struggling. And God is still good." Tune in to this week's Church Unplugged as CCC Leadership digs deeper into the idea of lament and how believers can express their sorrow in a healthy way.
Christian Nationalism

Christian Nationalism

2021-01-1822:14

What is Christian nationalism? How can we balance a healthy love for our country while remembering we belong to the Kingdom of God first? It's easy to think there are only two options: blind patriotism or complete apathy toward our country. But for Christians, there has to be another way. Tune in as CCC Leadership tackles this complex topic, pointing us toward the way of Jesus.
What Is Discipleship?

What Is Discipleship?

2021-01-0421:50

If you have spent time in a church, you have probably heard the word “discipleship” a time or two. Tune in as CCC staff discuss why discipleship means more than attending Bible studies.
COVID-19 & Suffering

COVID-19 & Suffering

2020-12-2117:16

It's been about nine months since our lives changed due to the global COVID-19 pandemic, and many have faced immense suffering. Whether it's from losing a loved one or the loneliness of social isolation – all pain is valid. Tune in as our Leadership Team shares their thoughts on the current state of things and offer some encouragement on what is to come.
If we're being honest, sharing our faith does not come easy to most of us. What is it that makes it so difficult? Tune in to this episode of Church Unplugged as our leadership team discusses some of the issues that make evangelism difficult and how to overcome them.
The Reimagine Story

The Reimagine Story

2020-11-2323:26

As we gear up to officially launch CCC's new vision, Reimagine, our Leadership Team talks about how the idea came to be. Tune in as they discuss what lead to this change, how others contributed, what they're most excited about and more!
CCC Staffing

CCC Staffing

2020-11-0921:52

How does CCC approach staffing? With a large team, we know there might be some questions about how we operate. Tune in to this episode of Church Unplugged to learn how we hire, fire, evaluate, and care for our staff.
Election Reaction

Election Reaction

2020-11-0417:52

Spoiler Alert: This podcast was recorded before Election Day. Why? Because we believe that regardless of who wins or loses, we are not hopeless. We know that whoever is elected will bring both good and bad things. Our hope is in God, who is still in charge and is advancing his unshakeable kingdom. Join us as CCC staff shares some thoughts and encouragement for people at all points on the political spectrum.
Forgiveness

Forgiveness

2020-10-2624:02

As followers of Jesus, we're called to forgive as Jesus forgave us. But in all reality, that is easier said than done. Forgiveness will always cost something–either we will hold onto what hurt us, or we will extend to others the same grace we have received. Tune in for an encouraging and honest podcast about forgiveness. CCC staff shares about the why behind forgiveness and how it practically works in relationships.
How do we respond to sin like Jesus? When we look at the life of Jesus, we see him responding to sinners with both love and truth. Tune into this episode of Church Unplugged as CCC pastors discuss the heart behind confrontation and share some practical examples.
Tune in as Pastor Joe continues his conversation with Pastor Calvin Brown and Louis Holmes on how Christians should respond to racism. In this episode, they discuss the relationship between communities and the police force, and the importance of both preaching the gospel and being actively involved in caring for the vulnerable.
Christian Disagreement

Christian Disagreement

2020-09-1422:17

Our culture feels divisive lately. What if the problem isn't that everyone disagrees, but that not many people know how to disagree well? If you're tired of disagreements that end in people trying to shout their opinion louder than someone else, this week's episode of Church Unplugged is for you. Tune in as CCC pastors discuss the importance of disagreement, the value of listening, and how you can see people as more than just their opinions.
In July, Pastor Joe Coffey of CCC and Pastor Calvin Brown of Destiny Church in Twinsburg, Ohio co-hosted a forum on racial issues in modern society and how Christians should respond to those issues. It was such a fruitful discussion that we didn't get to all the questions we hoped to cover. We invited Pastor Calvin and Louis Holmes, a CCC member who participated in the forum, to rejoin Pastor Joe on Church Unplugged to continue the discussion. This is part one of a two-part series on Christianity and racial justice in America.
Did God Create Sin?

Did God Create Sin?

2020-08-1712:33

In the book of Genesis, the Bible tells us that sin entered the world soon after humans did, corrupting God's perfect creation. If God is omnipotent, knowing everything, then he knew sin would enter the world, and it did not take him by surprise. And if God is all-powerful, he could have prevented this from happening, but he allowed sin to occur. The question we are left with is, "Why?" In this episode, Pastor Joe and Pastor Zach give us their perspective based on what they know about God and the evidence we have about his plan for creation.
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Katherine Shipman

Thank you CCC Group for such an open, honest discussion. I'm praying it will be used to open the eyes of others who are closed-minded to the people around them. Keep up the great work 🙏

Jul 16th
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Katherine Shipman

What a fabulous, open, honest discussion on a "don't talk about it church" topic. Thank you for taking on the tough stuff. Koodos!

Mar 19th
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