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Christian Parent, Crazy World

with Catherine Segars

Christian Parent, Crazy World Episodes
Is It Okay to Question God and The Christian Faith? – Episode 30
May 16, 2022 - 29 min
In this episode, Catherine tackles a question that every parent needs to have firmly settled: is it ok to question God and the Christian faith? Kids are coming home from school, extracurricular activities, higher education, work, or even church with serious questions about their beliefs. This is a good thing. But how do you handle that? How do we help our kids with these difficult topics? How do we encourage them to seek answers?

Catherine answers those questions in this episode of CHRISTIAN PARENT/CRAZY WORLD. And she gives some critically important advice on how to prepare for the tough conversations that inevitably arise in our parenting.

*REFERENCES CITED:

The Lee Strobel Center for Evangelism and Applied Apologetics at Colorado Christian University:

https://www.ccu.edu/strobelcenter/
https://www.ccu.edu/

The Case for Christ by Lee Strobel: https://bit.ly/3MfjZXo
The Case for Christ for Kids by Lee Strobel: https://bit.ly/3PzHsVs
The Case for Christ Movie DVD: https://bit.ly/3MlYggD

Christian Apologetics: A Comprehensive Case for Biblical Faith by Dr. Douglas Groothuis: https://bit.ly/39XeRZH

*SCRIPTURE REFERENCED:

Acts 17
Job 38
Luke 1:18
Luke 1:38
Proverbs 25:2

*FOLLOW CATHERINE:
https://catherinesegars.com/
https://www.instagram.com/catherinesegars/
7 Guidelines for Challenging Our Culture – Episode 29
May 02, 2022 - 34 min
When it comes to defending your faith, you don’t always need to play defense. Sometimes you need to go on the offense. These 7 guidelines will help you and your kiddos challenge cultural lies and lead others to the truth.

You and your children need to:

1. Always define your terms.
2. Question everything.
3. Challenge labels. (Don’t label and discard.)
4. Don’t Cancel. Instead, consult.
5. Don’t censor lies. Defeat lies with the truth.
6. Use the boycott wisely.
7. Go directly to the original source.

Moms and dads, let’s be a force for good in the way we engage others to think and act!

ARTICLES REFERENCED OR CONSULTED:

6 Guidelines for Challenging Our Culture: https://www.crosswalk.com/faith/spiritual-life/guidelines-for-challenging-our-culture.html

New York Post: “Judge Jackson declines to define ‘woman,’ says she’s ‘not a biologist’,”: https://bit.ly/3MGi5yU

DUK News: “Columbia student who escaped North Korea says she sees similarities in the US”: https://bit.ly/3vz9xUC

British Library: “Learning Voices of the Holocaust”: https://bit.ly/3w4zHOq

United Holocaust Memorial Museum: “Adolf Hitler Issues Comment on the “Jewish Question”: https://bit.ly/3vBGqjQ

The Independent: “Jen Psaki Urges Spotify to take further action on Joe Rogan: ‘More can be done’”: https://bit.ly/3y4CeKP

The New York Post: “The White House Is Spreading Vile Lies about the ‘Don’t Say Gay’ Bill”: https://bit.ly/3MGkBVO

PODCASTS REFERENCED:

Episode 19: 6 Guidelines to Living a Counter-Cultural Life: https://bit.ly/3vSNlE2

SCRIPTURES REFERENCED:

Ephesians 6:12


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Can Our Words Change the Future? – Episode 28
April 18, 2022 - 32 min
How powerful are our words? Can they change the future? In this episode of CPCW, Catherine takes a fascinating, prophetic look at how words have the power to shape reality in the past, present, and future.

Our leaders are using words to confuse and distort reality. But as faith-filled parents, we can use our words through prayer to effect change in our lives, in our kid’s lives, and in the world.
When our words have the power of TRUTH behind them, God’ truth in His Word, and when they are connected to His will—things can change. Radically.

Let hope stir within you, moms and dads. Do our words have the power to change the future? You be they do. If our words are backed with the Word of God and the will of God, they can change everything for the better. So speak to the wall that your child is facing and command it to come down in the name of Jesus.

SCRIPTURES REFERENCED:

Proverbs 18:21
Genesis 1:3
Romans 4:17
Galatians 6:9
Scripture List to pray over your children: https://catherinesegars.com/resources

PODCASTS REFERENCED:

The Glenn Beck Show: Episode 136, “How the War In Ukraine Fast Tracks the Great Reset” (starting at 1:09): https://apple.co/3OkPmBb

CPCW Truth Series:

Episode 23: WHAT IS THE BIGGEST THREAT TO OUR FAITH AND OUR CULTURE TODAY? We established that truth is central and foundational to the Christian faith. https://bit.ly/3MhyAkR

Episode 24: WHAT IS THE ENEMY’S GREATEST WEAPON OF MASS DESTRUCTION IN OUR LIVES? The greatest WMD in Satan’s toolbox is the lie. Words are powerful. God created the entire universe through the spoken word, which is precisely why the enemy wants to attack truth by redefining words. And his favorite thing to do is to take a word and make it mean its opposite. https://bit.ly/3vtoxlI

Episode 25: HOW DID WE END UP WITH 50+ GENDERS AND DRAG QUEEN STORY HOUR? In this episode, we discussed nominalism, a philosophical doctrine that says there is no such thing as universal truth so there is no such thing as universals in reality. https://bit.ly/3M46UzM

Episode 26: WHAT EVERY PARENT NEEDS TO KNOW ABOUT THE PRODIGAL CHILD.
This vital episode brings some much needed truth to our parenting by discussing the four stages of parenting and sharing the most important question you could ever ask your child. https://bit.ly/3uRgNep

Other podcasts mentioned:

Episode 14: HOW TO BATTLE FOR YOUR KIDS IN PRAYER: https://bit.ly/37ma1ED
Episode 13: FOUR TYPES OF PRAYER EVERY BELIEVER SHOULD KNOW https://bit.ly/38367QZ

ARTICLES REFERENCED:

New York Post: “Judge Jackson declines to define ‘woman,’ says she’s ‘not a biologist’” Read here: https://bit.ly/3L9e8CF

Books by Dutch Sheets on prayer:

Intercessory Prayer: How God Can Use Your Prayers to Move Heaven and Earth: https://bit.ly/3vtRKNt

Authority in Prayer: Praying with Power and Purpose: https://bit.ly/3xCUGtL

Watchman Prayer: Protecting Your Family, Home, and Community from the Enemy's Schemes: https://bit.ly/3uWOYBv


SPEECH REFERENCED:

Ronald Reagan’s 1987 “Tear Down This Wall” Speech Listen here: https://bit.ly/37Z7eRI

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What Do Christian Apologetics and Nashville Hot Chicken Have in Common? – Episode 27
April 04, 2022 - 28 min
Get to know Catherine better in this wacky bonus episode of CP/CW as she shares a very fun and lively interview with Larry Roberts from the recent Spark Media Conference in Nashville, TN. Hear more about her background, how the podcast started, her passion for Christian apologetics, her two miraculous trips to the maternity ward in her 40s, and more than you ever wanted to know about Nashville hot chicken.

What do Christian apologetics and Nashville hot chicken have in common? Tune in to find out.

Resources Cited:

https://www.cnn.com/videos/tv/2016/10/01/why-nashville-anderson-bourdain-parts-unknown-sot.cnn

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What Every Parent Needs to Know about the Prodigal Child – Episode 26
March 21, 2022 - 34 min
What Every Parent Needs to Know about the Prodigal Child – Episode 26

*CONGRATULATIONS to CHRISTIAN PARENT/CRAZY WORLD for being named the 2022 Best Kids and Family Podcast by Spark Media.* https://bit.ly/3qmrx1K

Catherine brings some much-needed truth to our perspective on parenting in this episode of CPCW by discussing what is the parent’s responsibility, what is the child’s responsibility, and what is God’s responsibility. By addressing the four stages of a child’s development, Catherine delineates the proper role of the parent throughout your child’s life. And Catherine will share what is the greatest question you could ever ask your child.

The fact is, some kids are hardwired to do things the hard way. They are made to push the boundaries. By examining God’s response to the wandering child in Scripture, we can gain clarity, insight, direction, and hope as parents in our pursuit of godliness ourselves.

RESOURCES MENTIONED:

“What Every Parent Needs to Know about the Prodigal Child” https://www.crosswalk.com/family/parenting/what-every-parent-needs-to-know-about-the-prodigal-child.html

Christ-Centered Parenting by Russell Moore and Phillip Bethancourt: https://www.lifeway.com/en/product/christ-centered-parenting-bible-study-book-P005790851

SCRIPTURES CITED:

The Prodigal Son: Luke 15

The Fall: Genesis 3

PODCASTS REFERENCED:

Episode 4: “Is Christianity Just a Religion of Do’s and Don’ts”: https://www.lifeaudio.com/christian-parent-crazy-world/is-christianity-just-a-religion-of-dos-and-donts-episode-4

Episode 12: “What To Do if Your Child Walks Away from the Faith”: https://www.lifeaudio.com/christian-parent-crazy-world/what-to-do-if-your-child-walks-away-from-the-faith-episode-12

Episode 14: “How To Battle for Your Kids in Prayer”: https://www.lifeaudio.com/christian-parent-crazy-world/how-to-battle-for-your-kids-in-prayer-episode-14

Follow Catherine:
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How Did We End Up With 50+ Genders and Drag Queen Story Hour? – Episode 25
March 03, 2022 - 34 min
Catherine continues in a series on truth by examining another way that the enemy is attacking the Christian faith and the next generation. In this episode, Catherine connects the dots between a prominent philosophical movement and the current state of gender and sexuality in our culture. The influence of nominalism has led not only to the denial of universal truth, but the denial of universals in reality. This denial is having a tremendous impact on society and our children, especially in the area of sexual identity and gender.

The Christian faith is not a nominalist doctrine. It is a faith that supports universal concepts in reality—universal truth being chief among them.

As parents, we need to teach our kids that Jesus is truth and truth is universal, and therefore there are universal truths all around us. There are trees and clouds and cats and dogs. There are boys and girls. These aren’t just names that we’ve forced onto things and people—they are truths that correspond to reality, the reality that God created.

Equally true is the fact that there is a God who loves us no matter what we believe or what we do. And because God loves us, He wants us to walk in the truth. Because when we don’t walk in the truth, we hurt ourselves and others.

We must teach our children what is true, and we must teach them to love like Jesus.

Don’t forget to leave a review of CPCW on both Apple Podcasts and Spotify!


WORK CITED:

Drag Quest Story Hour: https://www.dragqueenstoryhour.org/
Does Scripture Oppress or Liberate Women?: https://www.crosswalk.com/faith/women/does-scripture-oppress-or-liberate-women.html
C. K. Chesterton Quote: https://bit.ly/3vphIU1
Episode 11: What Does It Mean to Speak the Truth in Love?: https://bit.ly/35oUaUu
John 8:32


WORKS CONSULTED:

Socratic Logic by Peter Kreeft
Is It Possible to be a Christian and a Modern Feminist?: https://www.crosswalk.com/faith/women/is-it-possible-to-be-a-christian-and-a-modern-feminist.html
19th Amendment: Women’s Suffrage, History.com: https://www.history.com/topics/womens-history/19th-amendment-1
Domestic Violence in the United States, Encyclopedia.com: https://www.encyclopedia.com/social-sciences-and-law/law/crime-and-law-enforcement/domestic-violence
Trans Athletes Like Lia Thompson are Destroying Women’s Sports, New York Post: https://nypost.com/2022/01/26/trans-athletes-like-lia-thomas-are-destroying-womens-sports/
What Is the Enemy’s Greatest Weapon of Mass Destruction in Our Lives? – Episode 24
February 14, 2022 - 30 min
Catherine continues in a series on truth with this second installment, which identifies the leading way that the enemy tricks Believers. Truth is the central issue of the Christian faith—it is the primary reason Christ came to earth, and yet nearly half of all born again Christians do not believe in universal truth. The enemy has a plan to twist and contort the truth, and in this episode, Catherine examines his tactics by peering into his playbook. She will take you on a tour of history, literature, current media trends, and even a classic hymn, all the while using theological truth as our guide to uncover the enemy’s greatest weapon of mass destruction in our lives.

Teach your children to see what the enemy is doing. Let your home be a place where truth reigns supreme.

SPARK MEDIA FAN AWARDS:

Nominate CHRISTIAN PARENT/CRAZY WORLD for a Spark Fan Award in the categories of “Best Female Podcast” and “Best Solo Podcast.” https://www.sparkmedia.ventures/site/awards

Don’t forget to leave a review of CPCW on both Apple Podcasts and Spotify!

WORKS REFERENCED:

CW Article: “What is the Biggest Threat to Our Faith and Our Culture Today?”: https://bit.ly/3GNOeRP

Christian Headlines: “58 Percent of Americans Believe Moral Truth ‘Is Up to Each Individual,’ New Poll Finds”: https://bit.ly/3uOXy5C

1984 by George Orwell

CNN Story: “Fiery But Mostly Peaceful Protests After Police Shooting”: https://bit.ly/3Bm3wfe

The Federalist: “Death Toll Rises to Estimated 30 Since ‘Mostly Peaceful Protests’ Began”: https://bit.ly/36eS4XB

Martin Luther: “A Mighty Fortress Is Our God”: https://www.hymnal.net/en/hymn/h/886

SCRIPTURES REFERENCED:

John 18:37
John 8:44
Genesis 3:1, 4
John 3:5
Matthew 26:65
Acts 6:11

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Episode Image Credit: Getty/z_wei
What Is The Biggest Threat to Our Faith and Our Culture Today? – Episode 23
January 31, 2022 - 33 min
In this episode, Catherine identifies the greatest threat to our faith and our culture today. That threat involves an attack on something that is so central, so foundational to our faith, that to attack it is to attack the very core of who we are as Christians. Truly, it is an attack on Christ Himself. This threat is leading to an erosion of both our faith and our culture, and it is leading to the massive youth exodus from the church that we have been trying to assuage since episode 1 of this podcast.

But first, Catherine asks this question: “Why did Jesus come into the world?”

The answer to that question is central to our faith, and it shows us why the biggest threat to our faith and culture is what it is today.

Nominate CHRISTIAN PARENT/CRAZY WORLD for a Spark Fan Award in the categories of “Best Female Podcast” and “Best Solo Podcast.” https://www.sparkmedia.ventures/site/awards

Resources Cited:

“What is the Biggest Threat to Our Faith and Our Culture” https://www.crosswalk.com/faith/spiritual-life/what-is-the-biggest-threat-to-our-faith-and-culture-today.html

Focus on the Family: The Truth Project (Digital, Small Group Curriculum CDs): https://bit.ly/35wGUNj

Christian Headlines: “58 Percent of Americans Believe Moral Truth ‘Is Up to Each Individual,’ New Poll Finds”: https://bit.ly/33XVA81

Christian Headlines: “Record Low 6% of Americans Adhere to a Biblical Worldview, New Study Shows”: https://bit.ly/3KUaOLM

Cultural Research Center: “American World Inventory 2020—At a Glance”: https://bit.ly/3ubjure

Houston Chronicle: “Evangelical, Fundamentalist, and Born Again Aren’t the Same”: https://bit.ly/3ISr7XK

Scriptures Referenced:

John 18:37
Genesis 3:1
John 1:1, 14
John 14:6
Hebrews 13:8
Malachi 3:6
Numbers 23:9
Deuteronomy 30:19-20

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Episode Image Credit: Getty/Svitlana Tytska
13 Ways to Be a Better Parent in 2022 – Episode 22
January 17, 2022 - 34 min
This is Catherine’s most practical podcast yet. In this insightful episode, Catherine helps you leave behind the old and embrace the new in 2022 with a “Dashboard for Life,” which is a report card containing 13 gauges on how to improve in the new year. Catherine walks you through how to examine your faith life, your marriage or dating life, your family life, and nine other areas by offering simple, everyday guidance on how to make effective and lasting change.

This powerful tool for self-assessment will help all of your relationships, especially your parenting relationships. But most of all, it will help improve your relationship with God, and when that relationship is better, all of your relationships are better.

NOW, with each and every one of these gauges, don’t just write something down on how to improve. Our methods, our remedies often fall short. Ask God. And listen to His prompting. See what He has to say. Because He has the remedy that really works.

To get the “Dashboard for Life” Report Card, subscribe on Catherine’s website: https://catherinesegars.com/

OTHER RESOURCES MENTIONED:

Chris Hodges’ Sermon, The Best Teacher, Dec. 26, 2021: https://www.churchofthehighlands.com/media/message/the-best-teacher

Financial class: Financial Peace University: https://www.ramseysolutions.com/ramseyplus/financial-peace

The One Year Bible:
Paperback: https://bit.ly/34RK7GZ
Ebook: https://bit.ly/3A4yesO
Bible Reading Plans: https://bit.ly/3FzgdUM
Life Application Bible: https://bit.ly/3A5iPIN

Episode 17 of our show - “How To Discover Your Purpose in Life,” https://www.lifeaudio.com/christian-parent-crazy-world/how-to-discover-your-purpose-in-life

Spiritual Gifts & Personality tests:
https://giftstest.com/
http://www.humanmetrics.com/personality

Scriptures mentioned:
Psalm 100:4; Psalm 51:10; Romans 8:28; Proverbs 29:18; 2 Corinthians 10:5

Episode Image Credit: Getty/gvardgraph
Why Are So Many People Obsessed with Hallmark Films? – Episode 21
December 20, 2021 - 30 min
The Hallmark Channel has found a cash cow with their Countdown to Christmas, attracting around 80 million viewers during the 8-week event. These films are a cultural phenomenon. Why are they so popular? After all, they are predictable and a little cheesy. Why do we love them so much?

Catherine has a theory on that, which is both enlightening and entertaining. The answer is very significant both culturally and spiritually. In this episode of CHRISTIAN PARENT/CRAZY WORLD, Catherine identifies what we are really looking for when we imbibe hours of this fluffy, feel-good entertainment. And then she points us towards what we really need.

ARTICLES REFERENCED:

“Why Are So Many People Obsessed with Hallmark Movies?” https://bit.ly/3swRhdL

“Hallmark Christmas Movies: Five Reasons To Be Careful”: https://bit.ly/3E7qPJK

“Should Christians Be Concerned by the LGBTQ Direction in Hallmark Movies?”: https://bit.ly/3e7wWDl

“How Should Christians Talk to Their Kids about LGBTQ Issues?”: https://bit.ly/3EeMTSP

“Is It Possible to Be a Christian and a Modern Feminist?”: https://bit.ly/3Ee14az

STATISTICS MENTIONED:

“How Hallmark Takes Over Your TV Every Christmas” by Emily VanDerWerff, Vox https://bit.ly/3H06cB6

“Why Netflix Is Making Hallmark Christmas Movies” by Caroline Fox, Screenrant https://bit.ly/3GVQHKr

“The Impact of Coronavirus on Cable TV is Mixed” by Brad Adgate, Forbes https://bit.ly/3padw76

PODCASTS & BLOGS REFERENCED:

CPCW Episode 13: “Four Types of Prayer Every Believer Should Know”: https://bit.ly/30Hpz2a

“I Want to Live in a Hallmark Film”: https://catherinesegars.com/2019/11/26/i-want-to-live-in-a-hallmark-film/

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Episode Image Credit: Getty/Svitlana Tytska
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