Season: 9 Episode: 129
Anyone with eyes can see we are living in times where evil is celebrated and good is evil. “I just want to be happy” and “Don’t judge me” are the mantras of our day. Natasha Crain explains the reason secularism has seeped into the church and why many “Christians” look no different than the culture. Based on her new book Faithfully Different, Natasha will encourage you to stand up and stand out as you live faithfully different in a confused culture.
“Christians are more of an extenstion of seculare culture rather than a distinct light to it.”
“You have to understand culture before you can respond to it and distinguish yourself from it.”
“Equip yourself with biblical knowedge and then equip yourself with cultural knowledge.”
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Natasha is a national speaker, author, blogger, and podcaster whose passion is to help Christians think more clearly about holding to a biblical worldview in the midst of an increasingly challenging secular culture.
She’s written three apologetics books for parents: Talking with Your Kids about Jesus (Baker Books, 2020), Talking with Your Kids about God (Baker Books, 2017), and Keeping Your Kids on God’s Side (Harvest House, 2016).
Her fourth book, Faithfully Different: Regaining Biblical Clarity in a Secular Culture, was released in February of this year. Her articles have been featured in Focus on the Family Magazine and the Christian Research Journal, and she’s been interviewed on radio shows across the U.S. and Canada.
She has an MBA in Marketing and Statistics from UCLA, a BA in Economics from USC, and a certificate in Christian apologetics from Biola University. Natasha was a marketing executive and adjunct marketing professor before She transitioned to the full-time ministry of writing and speaking.
She and her husband have been married 21 years and have three kids – a son and daughter (twins) and a daughter who is 10. They homeschool and live in southern California.
You are notorious for writing books to parents on how to equip their children to defend the faith, but you switched gears a bit with your new book Faithfully Different. What’s the reason for that?
Will you share the stats of those who claim to be Christian in America compared to those who are found with a biblical worldview?
I found it interesting when you explained that America is not a Christian nation because many think we are. For those who don’t know what we mean by secular culture, can you break that down and help us understand?
You have a saying in your book that I absolutely love and highlighted each time. It says: Feelings are the ultimate guide, happiness is the ultimate goal, and judging is the ultimate sin. God is the ultimate guess. How has this made its way into the church?
As Christians, it can be disheartening to see what’s taking place in our culture – and in the church. What is your advice for Christians who want to stay faithful to Christ and hold to a biblical worldview?