Nastasha Crain’s New Book: Talking with Your Kids about God: 30 Conversations Every Christian Parent Must Have

Just wanted to give you a heads up on a new book that is an excellent resource for parents and ministry leaders. My friend Natasha Crain has a new book out called Talking with Your Kids about God: 30 Conversations Every Christian Parent Must Have.
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And I wouldn’t do justice to it unless I mention that she mentions us in one of her chapters called “How Much Evidence Do We Need to Be Confident God Exists?

In it she says the following:

“Ratio Christi is an organization that is making a major impact for Christ on college campuses—one of the most challenging environments for young Christians today. Their mission is to “equip university students and faculty to give historical, philosophical, and scientific reasons for following Jesus Christ.” Ratio Christi does so by planting collegiate chapters that facilitate conversations on these subjects. Eric Chabot is the founder and director of the Ratio Christi chapter at Ohio State University, where he’s been engaging with students on the truth of Christianity since 2004. Chabot says that in all the years he’s been involved in campus outreach, he’s heard one objection to God’s existence more than any other: Why won’t God show me a direct sign that he exists? In other words, students feel that despite whatever evidence there is that theoretically points to God’s existence, it’s not enough. Having read the last few chapters, you may think these students aren’t aware of the compelling evidence for God’s existence in nature. And that’s undoubtedly true for many. But for others, the key problem is the amount and type of evidence. They want more in order to believe. An example of this is an agnostic student Chabot video interviewed for his blog.

Chabot asked the student, “What would be compelling reasons to believe that the God of the Bible exists?” The student replied:

” I would have to say unambiguous, direct evidence. . . . Some people will use their explanation for God existing as things we don’t know . . . [like] the arguments [that] everything is so fine-tuned, but that doesn’t do much for me. I would very much prefer to have actual, direct evidence of somebody saying, “This directly points to God Himself coming down and speaking.” And at that point I’d have to verify with someone that I’m not hallucinating. . . . It has to be some direct evidence of God, not an extrapolation of evidence from something else.”

The blog post she is referring to that we did is the following: https://chab123.wordpress.com/2017/09/10/the-most-common-objection-to-gods-existence-on-a-college-campus-2/

Natasha is a very gifted communicator. I hope you will get this book and use it with your family and congregation. It is much needed!

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