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Christian Parent, Crazy World

with Catherine Segars

Christian Parent, Crazy World Episodes
Is the Bible Just a Book Written by Some Ancient Dead Guys? - Episode 5
April 12, 2021 - 26 min
If we want our kids to stand strong in their faith, we need to have real answers to some of their hardest questions about God and His Word. Why did God use men to write his book? In this episode, Catherine unpacks this question and the powerful, life-altering answer. The fact is: that God used the men and women he did to write the Bible and share the gospel should give us incredible hope for our own lives. Resources Mentioned in this Episode: by Dutch Sheets Bible Verses Discussed in This Episode: 2 Chronicles 16:9; Matthew 13:54-58 Find Catherine at Episode Image Credit: Getty/Daseugen
Is Christianity Just A Religion of Do’s and Don’ts? – Episode 4
March 29, 2021 - 22 min
One of the main reasons young people are leaving the faith is because they are growing up in a legalistic faith. They approached their faith as a list of do’s and don’ts. Their relationship with God was a checklist, a duty. In this episode, Catherine unpacks what the rules in the Bible are all about, why they are important, and how we sometimes misunderstand what they are about. The rules aren’t about pleasing God. God’s rules are given as a way to approach us. Scripture Referenced in This Episode: The tree of knowledge of good and evil: Genesis 2:15-17 The Parable of the Lost Sheep: Luke 15:1-7 The Parable of the Lost Son: Luke 15:11-32 Resources Mentioned in This Episode: Church of the Highlands: , Jan. 17, 2021, Chris Hodges, Church of the Highlands Episode Image Credit: Getty/Maliha Majeed
How Do I Teach My Kids to Contend for Their Faith? - Episode 3
March 22, 2021 - 22 min
In the last episode, we talked about what our kids need for an authentic faith. We concluded that we need to teach our kids how to wrestle - how to contend - for their faith. One of the primary reasons cited for this youth exodus by Tom Bisset in his book is surprisingly simple: “They left because they never personally owned their faith.” In other words, their faith was an offshoot of their parent’s spiritual journey. Like Esau, who didn’t value the birthright his father wanted to bestow, these kids never found a personal faith. They never wrestled with God like Jacob did. They never contended with the ideas of men and women. They never learned how to overcome. And when faced with worldly ideals backed by popular secular ideology, the faith of these young people couldn’t stand. In this episode, Catherine shares 7 steps parents can take to help their kids begin to wrestle with their faith. Episode Image Credit: Oleksandr Pupko
What Is The Key for Our Kids to Have an Authentic Faith? - Episode 2
March 16, 2021 - 14 min
The key to an authentic faith? Wrestling. In this episode, Catherine walks us through the story of Jacob and how, through his wrestling, his faith became his own. A new LifeWay Research says Two-thirds of young people they stopped regularly going to church for at least a year between the ages of 18 and 22. by Tom Bissett. In that book, he gives the top . Scripture Covered in this Episode: Esau despises his birthright: Genesis 25:19-34 Jacob takes Esau’s blessings: Genesis 27 Jacob wrestles with God: Genesis 32:22-32 Find Catherine at Episode Image Credit: Getty/SurfUpVector
Why Are So Many Kids Falling Away from The Faith? - Episode 1
March 15, 2021 - 19 min
WHAT DO THE STATISTICS TELL US: LifeWay Research : Two-thirds of teens say they stopped going to church for at least a year between 18-22. , by Hillary Morgan Ferrer, “Most studies indicate between 45%-48% of youth leave the church after their freshman year in college. by David Kinnaman found that after age 15, almost 60% of young Christians disconnect from their church. found possibly over two-thirds of young people will step away from the Christian faith while attending a non-Christian university. Between 50% and 66.7% of AoG teens who attend a non-Christian university will have left the faith ?four years after entering college. : SBC indicates 70-88% of their youth leave after their freshman year in college. 70% of teens involved in church youth groups stop attending church within two years of their high school graduation. WHY ARE THEY LEAVING? “Young adults are dropping out of church in large numbers, survey finds. This is why.” By Holly Meyer, USA Today “The Tops Reasons Young People Drop Out of Church,” by Griffen Paul Jackson, Christianity Today Why Christian Kids Leave the Faith by Tom Bisset WHAT EXACTLY DO TODAY’S TEENS BELIEVE THAT MAKE IT SO EASY FOR THEM TO LEAVE THE FAITH? “Most studies indicate between 45%-48% of youth leave the church after their freshman year in college and never return (Mama Bear Apologetics, p. 29) Find Catherine at Episode Image Credit: Getty/Aleksei Morozov
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