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CTN 103: Fourteen Travel Tips For Christian Travelers

CTN 103: Fourteen Travel Tips For Christian Travelers

April 14, 2021

We have had a plethora of amazing guests on our podcast in the past two years. In celebration of that, we went through your favorite episodes to create a list of the top fourteen travel tips for all Christian travelers. This fun collage of episodes will hopefully get you thinking about the calling God puts on all of our lives to travel AND inspire you as you prepare for the adventures to come. 

This episode is broken down into three different parts. Feel free to jump around as you see fit, and if you want to learn more about any particular episode, they are linked below. Thanks for two years of supporting our podcast!

 

Christian Travel - Why Is Travel Important

What Does Christian Travel Look Like

General Travel Tips & Advice

 

Next week we will be announcing our Christian Travel Planner winner! In the meantime, if you want to learn more about Christian Travel or consider booking your trip or retreat with us, please go to www.christiantravelers.net!

Thanks for listening and until next time - safe travels & God Bless!

CTN 102: What Makes Yellowstone National Park Unique with Natalie Ogbourne

CTN 102: What Makes Yellowstone National Park Unique with Natalie Ogbourne

April 7, 2021

There are a number of National Parks in the United States, but have you ever stopped to wonder - what makes Yellowstone National Park unique? Natalie Ogbourne practically grew up in Yellowstone as her family traveled there year after year and season after season. She grew to love it's 2.2 million acres of beautiful landscape filled with wild animals, but originally her fear of bears and bison kept her on the boardwalks where it was "safe." Today she finds that lessons she learned as she adventured in to the wild parts of Yellowstone apply to the landscape we traverse in our faith lives. Join us as Natalie reveals some of the things that make Yellowstone a true wonder!

You can connect with Natalie Ogbourne on her website. In addition, don't forget to check out her resources: Engage Your Terrain: Field Notes for Navigating Life by Faith and the Mapping Out Your Yellowstone Adventure Guide!

If you liked this episode, you may also enjoy CTN 15: How Hiking Puts God In Perspective With Christ Staron and CTN 77: The Blessing of Tourists with Cassie Yoshikawa!

For other faith & travel resources, connect with us on social media, or to book your next faith-filled adventure please go to: www.christiantravelers.net!

CTN 101: What Holy Sites & Cities Are Associated With Christianity with Susan & Rick McCarthy

CTN 101: What Holy Sites & Cities Are Associated With Christianity with Susan & Rick McCarthy

March 31, 2021

The concept of holy sites and cities is rich through many religions, but have you ever stopped to consider what holy sites and cities are associated with Christianity? Susan & Rick McCarthy have a passion for for traveling to visit these places that are associated with important God moments. Whether it's a place referenced in Scripture or a place from the Reformation in Germany - they enjoy exploring religious sites. But what makes their perspective unique - is that they aren't in a rush. They want to slow down and ponder how the lessons of these holy sites apply to their lives today in deep and tangible ways. Join us as Susan and Rick take us on an adventure!

If you would like to connect with Susan & Rick you can do so by checking out their website or ordering their book, "Defining Moments: The Transformational Moments of Faith Based Travel."

If you liked todays episode, you may also enjoy episode 22: Sacred Sites with Cate Michelle - where Cate shares about her time in monasteries (learning to pray 3+ times a day), on pilgrimages, and her visits to other holy sites. 

For other faith & travel resources, to join our weekly email list with travel devotions and to never miss a podcast, or to book a faith-based trip or retreat, please visit out our website: www.christiantravelers.net!

Additionally, if you wanted to be entered in our giveaway for a Christian Travel Planner, please go to www.christiantravelers.net/giveaway

Safe Travels & God Bless!
Sarah Wudtke

CTN 100: Teaching Others To Lead Devotions with Lynn Baber

CTN 100: Teaching Others To Lead Devotions with Lynn Baber

March 24, 2021

Have you ever wanted to pass on your faith & equip others to lead devotionals? Maybe it is a student, a friend, a family member, or the neighbor down the street. Lynn Baber joins us in this episode to help us walk through the seven steps to leading a devotion and how you can teach to do the same. Lynn is passionate about helping others find the source of their own power, authority, and confidence. She combines God's truth with daily life, using creative illustrations and sometimes a bit of humor. Join us as she encourages us to be Kingdom Leaders!

A quick recap of her seven steps:

  • Promise/Purpose
  • Priority
  • Relate
  • Engage
  • Empower
  • Prepare for the next steps
  • Pray

You can connect with Lynn on her website!

If you liked todays episode, you may also like CTN 38: Developing Healthy Habits with Vona Johnson where she talks about healthy methods to strive towards our true callings as we serve the Lord!

For other faith & travel resources and to book your next faith based travel adventure, please check out www.christiantravelers.net

To entered a giveaway for our Christian Travel Planner (winner announced in episode 104 – celebrating two years of podcasting) go to www.christiantravelers.net/giveaway 

CTN 99: Engaging the World Through a Christian Worldview with Ben John

CTN 99: Engaging the World Through a Christian Worldview with Ben John

March 17, 2021

What is a Christian Worldview? How do we know if what is being marketed as "Christian" is really the truth or is a misconstrued version? How do we engage people in conversation about our faith? When we are traveling and we encounter others - how are we living out our Christian Worldview? These are some big and very important questions that Ben John helps us dive into.

Ben John leads development of the Wilberforce Academy, an initiative of Christian Concern. Ben joined Christian Concern in 2018 because of his passion to see young Christians equipped to engage with the current challenges facing the Church in the UK today. In this episode he addresses those challenges with Biblical insight!

You can connect with Ben on twitter and of course you can check out some of his resources at Christian Concern and Wilberforce Academy.

To be entered into the Christian Travel Planner giveaway go to: www.christiantravelers.net/giveaway 

For more faith & travel resources and to book your next christian trip or retreat, go to www.christiantravelers.net 

Safe travels & God Bless!

CTN 98: How People Advance When They Retreat with Carole Brewer

CTN 98: How People Advance When They Retreat with Carole Brewer

March 10, 2021

Carole is a sing, song-writer, and speaker who has helped with a number of retreats. In this episode she dives into the blessings of retreating, some ways that she has seen God work through retreats, Biblical evidence that Christ took time to be in retreat with God, and more! 

You can connect with Carole on her website and through her podcast, Bible Chicks!

For other faith & travel resources, please head to our website: www.christiantravelers.net or check out episode 90: Event Planning with Mary Snyder or episode 89: Recline At The Table!

Until next time - safe travels & God Bless!

CTN 97: Embracing the Daily Adventure with Dan Zehner

CTN 97: Embracing the Daily Adventure with Dan Zehner

March 3, 2021

Dan Zehner is a husband and father of three adventurous kids who love to embrace adversity and the unknown. Dan believes that every day is the opportunity to embrace one of three different levels of adventure: 

  1. Casual – low risk, can do every day but endure some suffering for fulfillment
  2. Crucial – element of self-reflection takes place
  3. Epic – Anything where you have a risk of emotions, finances, or physical risk

He shares how he sees these adventures play out in his faith life as he trains for what opportunities God may provide him - both big and small. Join us as Dan shares stories of trying tai-kwon-do with his kids, going on Land Rover adventures, facing the challenges of being stuck in traffic, going to counseling, and so much more. 

You can connect with Dan Zehner on his podcast, Anthem of the Adventurer and on Instagram!

What kind of adventure will you go on today?

If you liked todays episode, you may also like episode 73: Facing Pain with Courage with Joe Patterson. And if you are looking for other faith & travel resources, or to book your next faith based adventure or retreat, please head to www.christiantravelers.net! 

Until next time – safe travels & God Bless!

CTN 96: Ethical Evangelism with Justin James

CTN 96: Ethical Evangelism with Justin James

February 24, 2021

Justin James has been passionate about discipleship since high school and he joins us in this episode to talk about some of the taboo topics related to sharing Christ with others when you are traveling. Justin covers everything from:

  • The difference between Christianity and culture
  • How to train ourselves & others to be witnesses
  • How he engages friends (believers & non-believers) in faith based dialogue
  • What ethical evangelism IS - and what happens when it goes right and what happens when it turns unethical
  • An evangelism strategy by Dr. Timothy Tennet
  • And more

You can connect with Justin on his website!

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God's Blessings & Safe Travels!

CTN 95: The Journey of Spiritual Leadership with Dan Luigs

CTN 95: The Journey of Spiritual Leadership with Dan Luigs

February 17, 2021

Dan Luigs, father of two amazing daughters, shares how God changed his faith life from going through the motions to being a spiritual leader for his family. What started as a statistic he heard during a workshop, led him to a life of abundant living for the Lord. In this episode he shares his story, how he believes spiritual leadership plays a part in family travel, and more!

You can connect with Dan on Facebook at The Journey of A Christian Dad, his podcast, and through email thechristiandadpodcast@gmail.com. 

If you enjoyed this episode, you may also enjoy: CTN 16: Living with Your Family Abroad with Susan Whitehead.

If your looking to book your next faith based family adventure or are looking for a faith based travel devotions, please go to: www.christiantravelers.net 

Until next time, Safe Travels & God Bless!

CTN 94: Embracing Uncertainty with AJ Medley

CTN 94: Embracing Uncertainty with AJ Medley

February 10, 2021

A.J. Medley is an avid traveler, having visited six continents! She loves to explore different cultures, food, and the outdoors. In her down time from her marketing profession, she enjoys blending her passions for sharing God’s love and travel in the blog, Wandering with God. This week she joins us to talk about times when things did not go as expected in her travels (from getting sick to helpful taxi drivers) and how she was able to embrace the uncertainty while leaning into God. She shares her wisdom and I hope that it inspires you to take a leap of faith in our travels!

You can connect with AJ on her blog and on Instagram!

If you liked todays episode you may also want to check out episode, CTN 78: Miracles in Travel with Kieth Clouten

You can also head to our website to book your next religious travel adventure, check our faith & travel devotionals, and of course connect with us on Facebook, Instagram, and Pinterest!

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