Posts by Natasha Crain

How to Explain to Your Kids Why Social Justice Warriors Hate Christians So Much

Black Lives Matter activists cornered a woman at a restaurant in Washington D.C. this week because she wouldn’t raise her fist in solidarity with their chants that “white silence is violence.” If you watch the clip of this happening, at about the 28 second mark you can hear the protester in front accusingly ask, “Are you a Christian?” If you haven’t studied much of what’s going on ideologically behind recent protests, this question might seem strangely out of place. What does Read More…

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How to Build a More Discerning, Less Naïve, and Better Culturally Engaged Church

In my last article, Christian Naivety is Harming the Church’s Engagement with Today’s Culture, I identified four ways that I’ve seen many Christians respond with naivety to calls for discernment in today’s world. At the end, I asked, “How do we fix this?” and said my answer would be the subject of my next article. This is that article. Since this is a follow up, please be sure to read my last post before this one for context. Let me start by saying that the title of this article Read More…

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Christian Naivety is Harming the Church’s Engagement with Today’s Culture

I had no idea my last article, “5 Ways Christians are Getting Swept into a Secular Worldview in This Culture Moment,” would resonate with so many—it’s been liked and shared over 250,000 times to date (!). Although I no longer leave comments open on my site (I just don’t have the time to moderate and respond), I had the opportunity to observe a flurry of conversation threads on social media related to what I had written. Those conversation threads generated all kinds of ideas for future Read More…

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5 Ways Christians are Getting Swept into a Secular Worldview in This Cultural Moment

So much has been said and is being said about the tragic death of George Floyd that it almost feels excessive to add to the conversation. But to continue on with the “regularly scheduled blog posts” without addressing such a significant event would also be bizarre. Many people have already written on how tragic and unjust Floyd’s death was. This post is not here to elaborate on that. If you’re reading this, I take it that you already agree. Many people are also addressing how unbiblical Read More…

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How to Disagree Better about COVID-19, Conspiracy Theories, and Pretty Much Everything Else in Life

Aside from feeling the fatigue of quarantine in general, I am feeling the fatigue of people arguing about the quarantine. This includes Christians fighting with other Christians, Christians fighting with non-believers, and non-believers fighting with non-believers. If you spend any time on social media, you know exactly what I’m talking about. Our culture has largely lost the ability to disagree well. I’ve experienced this for years when discussing worldview issues with both Christians Read More…

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8 Things Christian Parents Should Consider Before Sending Kids Back to Public or Private School This Fall

This is going to be a very long post, so I’ll cut to the chase: My husband and I decided back in January that we were going to begin homeschooling our twins for middle school this fall…weeks before we had any idea that the coronavirus existed and that it would lead to everyone schooling at home this spring! I guess we were unintentionally ahead of the “curve” on this. (Get it? Curve? Coronavirus? Hello?) This decision was the product of a long period of consideration, during Read More…

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One of the Greatest Gifts to Give Your Kids This Easter is a Sense of Hopelessness

A few months ago, I experienced a moment of personal insight that deeply transformed how I think about faith. It happened while debating whether or not to go to the grocery store. It was mid-morning on a weekday. The kids were at school and I was at my computer working. I hadn’t had time for breakfast that day and my stomach started rumbling. As my thoughts turned to food, I realized I needed to go grocery shopping. I actually enjoy the grocery store, so I started thinking about all the Read More…

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Talking with Your Kids about Jesus is NOW AVAILABLE!

Talking with Your Kids about Jesus

People sometimes say that the day a book is released is like giving birth for an author. I used to think that was a cheesy analogy, but I have to admit there’s a lot of truth to it. I’ve poured an enormous amount of work into Talking with Your Kids about Jesus: 30 Conversations Every Christian Parent Must Have over the last two years, and TODAY is the day it is finally released into the world! It’s a thrill to share it with you! Admittedly, the pandemic we’ve been experiencing for the last Read More…

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