When it comes to ensuring the spiritual well-being of our children, how do we go beyond just “raising them in church”? As the next generation navigates unprecedented issues surrounding gender identity, doubt, and resistance to the Christian faith—it won’t be enough for them to have “the faith of their parents.” How do we equip them to become disciples of Jesus Christ in a hostile world?
According to Barna and USA Today, nearly 59% of youth leave the church after graduation, and only 17% maintain a Biblical worldview. According to a Lifeway survey, youth are moving to college, witnessing hypocrisy within the church, and no longer feeling connected to the body of Christ.
This week, Jonathan welcomes Hillary Morgan Ferrer to Candid Conversations. Her passion is to help equip parents to answer the questions that our children will inevitably ask and teach them how to “demolish arguments raised against the knowledge of God” (2 Cor 10:5). She is the founder and Mama-Bear-in-Chief of Mama Bear Apologetics and she has a burden to help provide accessible apologetics resources for busy parents.
Together, Jonathan and Hillary discuss how we can better equip children and parents with resources and critical thinking skills, including her own methodology called “ROAR,” to help families recognize unbiblical ideas and develop discernment.
Hillary is the chief author and editor of the bestselling book Mama Bear Apologetics: Empowering Your Kids to Challenge Cultural Lies and Mama Bear Apologetics Guide to Sexuality: Empowering Your Kids to Understand and Live Out God’s Design. Hillary has her master’s degree in biology from Clemson University and is working on her master’s in apologetics from Biola University. She loves helping moms to discern both truths and lies in science and culture, and she specializes in understanding the root causes of doubt.
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