Posts by Natasha Crain

Can You and Your Kids Answer These Skeptics of Christianity? (Part 1 of 5)

Can You and Your Kids Answer These Skeptics of Christianity (Part 1)

Over the last few months since Talking with Your Kids about God came out, I’ve heard from a lot of parents who especially love the conversation guides provided in the book. Every chapter has one of these guides to help parents have a conversation with their kids about that chapter’s content. There’s an easy conversation starter to get kids thinking (“Open the Conversation”) and several questions to help you dig in deeper (“Advance the Conversation”). For parents with younger kids, it can be enough Read More…

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The 3 Most Important Conversations about Easter that Most Sunday Schools and Parents Aren’t Having with Kids

The 3 Most Important Conversations about Easter that Most Sunday Schools and Parents Aren’t Having with Kids

When I think back to Easter as a child, I remember year after year in Sunday School coloring cross pictures, making empty tomb crafts, having Easter-themed snacks, and singing celebratory worship songs. There is no doubt I learned that Jesus was raised from the dead after dying on the cross three days before. But as an adult, I look back on those experiences and realize how much more today’s kids need to understand about Easter given the world they’re growing up in. We can’t take for Read More…

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Why Don’t Brilliant Scientists Like Stephen Hawking Believe in God?

Why Don’t Brilliant Scientists Like Stephen Hawking Believe in God?

Famous physicist, cosmologist, and author Stephen Hawking died this week. He was widely known as one of the most brilliant scientists of our time. He was also widely known as an atheist. In fact, many of the most famous scientists today are atheists. This point has not escaped the attention of skeptics who often promote the idea that science and God are in conflict. As supporting evidence of that supposed conflict, skeptics often claim that virtually no scientists believe in God. More Read More…

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The Ultimate Reference Tool for the Christian Home: Evidence That Demands a Verdict

The Ultimate Reference Tool for the Christian Home: Evidence That Demands a Verdict

There’s an incredible book that came out at the end of last year by renowned apologists Josh McDowell and Sean McDowell: Evidence That Demands a Verdict. It’s the kind of book that I can honestly say belongs in every Christian parent’s home as the ultimate apologetics reference tool. At over 700 pages, it covers evidence for the Bible, evidence for Jesus, evidence for the Old Testament, and evidence for truth with detailed chapters that present the key information you need to know in convenient Read More…

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If You’re Sick of Thoughts and Prayers Because Shootings Still Happen, You Don’t Understand Christianity

If You’re Sick of Thoughts and Prayers Because Shootings Still Happen, You Don’t Understand Christianity

In response to the latest tragic school shooting, social media is on a warpath against anyone who dares to offer “thoughts and prayers” for the situation. Popular articles feature headlines like, “Everyone Is Finally Realizing ‘Thoughts And Prayers’ Are Not Saving Our Kids” and “People Sick of ‘Thoughts and Prayers’ Demand Action After Florida School Shooting.” The hashtag #thoughtsandprayers is trending on Twitter, with scathing tweets about how worthless thoughts and prayers Read More…

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Keeping Your Kids on God’s Side on Sale for $2.39!

Keeping Your Kids on God's Side

In case you missed it from what I’ve shared on social media in the last couple of weeks, my first book, Keeping Your Kids on God’s Side, is on ebook sale at Amazon for just $2.39! The sale ends tomorrow (1/30). Keeping Your Kids on God’s Side walks you through 40 of the biggest faith challenges facing kids today. It covers questions about God, truth and worldviews, Jesus, the Bible, and science (age of the Earth, evolution, and intelligent design questions). It’s an “apologetics 101” for Christian Read More…

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5 Regrets You Don’t Want to Have If Your Kids Walk Away from Faith

5 Regrets You Don’t Want to Have If Your Kids Walk Away from Faith

Regret. It’s something I often hear from parents who are heartbroken that their teen or adult kids have walked away from Christianity. Whether it’s through one of my online book read along groups, private emails, blog comments, Facebook messages, or at speaking events, when parents reach out to me about their kids walking away from faith, their words are laced with painful sadness and a sense that they in some way failed. My kids are still young (ages 9 and 7), so I haven’t faced Read More…

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7 New Year’s Resolutions Every Christian Parent Should Have

7 New Year’s Resolutions Every Christian Parent Should Have

I’m a sucker for New Year’s resolutions. When Christmas passes and I see the end of my yearly calendar, a wave of excitement washes over me and I bust out my computer to start planning for a new and improved year. Whether you enjoy making resolutions or not, there are probably areas in your family’s spiritual life you’d like to better develop. There’s no time like a new year to take a good look at what those things are. In fact, I’d suggest there are (at least) 7 resolutions every Read More…

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