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Posts by Natasha Crain

Practical Tips for Teaching Kids Apologetics at Home [Podcast #12]

When parents start to see the importance of teaching their kids apologetics (how to make a case for and defend the truth of Christianity), they often begin reading books but then feel stuck as to HOW to pass the knowledge on to their kids. At what age do you start? What if your kids aren’t interested? What subjects should you cover? What subjects should you start with? What if you can’t answer the questions that come up? In this episode, I cover all kinds of ideas for how to make apologetics Read More…

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Talking with Your Kids about Jesus Video Curriculum Now Available for Pre-Order!

I’m thrilled to finally announce that the Talking with Your Kids about Jesus curriculum is available for pre-order (releasing October 12)! I say “finally” because the curriculum was originally supposed to release about a year ago, but due to Covid restrictions on filming, we had to delay things for a while. But it’s worth the wait! The Talking with Your Kids about Jesus book equips parents to have 30 must-have conversations with kids about Jesus given the challenges to Christianity Read More…

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Are Christians the New Extremists? Yes, and That’s Okay.

Want to listen instead of read? You can hear this blog post on my podcast! Search for “The Natasha Crain Podcast” on your favorite podcast player or listen in your browser below: My blog and podcast have been quiet since April because I was finishing writing my new book, Faithfully Different: Regaining Biblical Clarity in a Secular Culture. Faithfully Different is about the fact that Christians with a biblical worldview are now a minority in America and how the secular worldview Read More…

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Start a Chapter of Grassroots Apologetics for Parents at Your Church This Fall!

Three years ago this month, Grassroots Apologetics for Parents (GAP) was born! A team and I had a vision to help close the GAP that exists for parents between knowing the world will challenge their kids’ faith and knowing what to do about it. Our vision was to develop a model where people with a passion for apologetics could become “Parent Ambassadors” (PAs) who would launch and host GAP chapters at their local churches (with GAP providing all the materials and direction needed–we wanted Read More…

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Logical Thinking in an Illogical Culture [Podcast #10]

There’s something that often goes unsaid in discussions about the importance of critical thinking: Not everyone we interact with will actually VALUE critical thinking. Many people today think more emotionally rather than critically, and that has a lot of implications for Christians. It’s not enough to learn to think well…we have to learn how to think well and how to engage in a Christ-like way with people who don’t even CARE about thinking well. In this episode, I highlight Read More…

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No, The Growth of Progressive Christian Politicians is Not a Good Thing for America [A Response to the New York Times Opinion Piece by Nicholas Kristof]

If you’d rather listen to this blog post, you can do so below, or in your favorite podcast player (search for “The Natasha Crain Podcast”). In an opinion piece for The New York Times titled, “Progressive Christians Arise! Hallelujah!” Nicholas Kristof made the case this week that “with a churchgoing Democrat in the White House, faith becomes more complicated in America”…and that that’s a good thing. The piece is filled with so many logical problems (and equivocation in Read More…

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Critical Thinking in a Secular Culture [Podcast #7]

There are a lot of competing ideas in today’s culture, and it’s important that Christians understand how to think critically about the nature of these ideas from a worldview perspective. In this episode, I: 1. Explain THE most important thing that separates a biblical worldview from a secular worldview (this one concept truly makes sense of nearly all the debates you see today). 2. Explain how that concept defines the dominant secular view of God, man, and morality. 3. Read More…

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Christians Must Care Less about Our Cultural Reputation

Never have I written an article title that sounds less intuitive. Don’t we need to be concerned about our witness to the world? Isn’t that implied in the Great Commission? Shouldn’t people see us and want to follow Jesus because of our reputation? Stick with me here, because this requires some nuance and it’s really important. The idea that Christians need to fix a growing reputation problem in our society is becoming increasingly common in conversations on social media and even Read More…

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