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Christian Perspectives on Halloween: Participation, Principles, and Conscience
In this episode of the Foundation Worldview podcast, host Elizabeth Urbanowicz tackles a timely and controversial topic: Halloween. Drawing from biblical principles and the spectrum of Christian perspectives, Elizabeth dives deep into how Christians might approach the holiday. Through three discerning categories - what the Bible explicitly condemns or commands, issues not directly addressed but influenced by biblical principles, and matters of personal conscience - she gives a balanced view on Halloween participation. Whether you're a parent grappling with the decision to let your child trick-or-treat or simply seeking to understand this age-old debate better, this episode is for you. Dive in to explore the intersection of faith and festivities!
Is Boys Wearing Dresses Like Girls Wearing Pants?
In today's episode of the Foundation Worldview Podcast, host Elizabeth Urbanowicz delves deep into a timely cultural question: How should parents navigate and guide their children in understanding gender-specific clothing, particularly as it relates to boys wearing dresses or makeup? Drawing from historical context, personal sentiments, and biblical references, Elizabeth examines whether this is simply a cultural shift or if it violates biblical principles. Plus, she draws parallels with women's adoption of pants in the past century, addressing the complexities of societal changes. Join us for a thoughtful exploration of clothing, deception, and the alignment of our beliefs with scripture.
What Does the Bible Say About Critical Race Theory?
Today's question says, "On your March 9th podcast, you compared and contrasted critical race theory with the Bible. I listened to that area twice, and I'm pretty sure you were saying that CRT doesn't align with the Bible. It wasn't quite clear though. I don't think it aligns with the Bible. Where do you stand?" Listen as Elizabeth Urbanowicz models a process that we can take our children through any time we are having them evaluate some idea that they're presented with in culture and to see how it aligns with Scripture.
Should Kids Start Reading the Bible in Genesis?
In this episode, Elizabeth Urbanowicz discusses the best starting point for kids reading the Bible. She explores how age, prior exposure to scripture, and reading dynamics factor into this important decision. Listen in for practical tips on fostering a meaningful engagement with the Bible for the young ones in your care.
If Screen Time is Bad, Why Video-Based Curriculum?
Today's question says, "I have heard you talk a number of times about the dangerous effects of screen usage on children, especially young children. If you believe excessive screen time is dangerous, why do you create video-based curriculums?"
Using Scripture to Change Children's Behavior
Today's question says, "In a previous podcast, you address the question, how should we as parents balance teaching how to correctly study scripture and also take the time to teach the moral lessons too? You explain the concept well, but didn't give any practical examples of how scripture should inform our children's behavior. Can you give some practical examples about how to do that?"
Balancing Protection & Freedom: Navigating Smartphone Use for Preteens
Join Elizabeth Urbanowicz on the Foundation Worldview Podcast as she addresses a pressing concern for today's parents: How to strike a balance between safeguarding preteens from digital pitfalls, like explicit content, while still allowing them the freedom to connect with peers. Dive into biblically-informed and reality-based approaches to guide and protect the young minds entrusted to our care in a digital age.
Celebrating 100 Episodes!
Join Elizabeth Urbanowicz as she celebrates the milestone 100th episode of the Foundation Worldview Podcast! Whether you're a new listener or have journeyed through all 99 episodes, this special edition offers something for everyone. Elizabeth reflects on the top three most popular episodes, providing fresh commentary and insights. Plus, get an exclusive look at her personal favorites that might have slipped under your radar. Don't miss this chance to revisit the best of the Foundation Worldview Podcast and discover hidden gems you might have missed!
Using Apologetics to Teach Kids to Read the Bible
Today's question says, "Where would you fit apologetics for the Bible, the accuracy of the Bible, the origin of the Bible, et cetera, into teaching kids how to read the Bible?" Join Elizabeth Urbanowicz as she looks at how to equip kids to read the Bible and also to understand why we can trust the Bible as we seek to make faithful disciples of the children that God has placed in our care.
What Does the Bible Say About Parents Respecting Their Children?
What does the Bible say about parents respecting their children? Listen as Elizabeth Urbanowicz looks to the Bible as a whole for principles on how parents should interact with and engage their children.
Believing but Not Obeying the Bible
In today's episode, host Elizabeth Urbanowicz tackles a question many parents and guardians grapple with: What does one do with a child who professes belief in the Bible but hesitates to obey its teachings? Diving deep into the nuanced dynamics of stated belief versus actual practice, Elizabeth offers a perspective that calls attention to the heart's truest intentions. Drawing from personal experiences, she underscores the significance of confession, repentance, and prayer. Whether you're a parent, mentor, or guardian, this episode offers insights into nurturing a child's spiritual growth.
What Does the Bible Say About Disciplining Your Children?
Join host Elizabeth Urbanowicz on the Foundation Worldview Podcast as she delves into the biblical principles of disciplining children. Using various passages of Scripture, she explains the importance of discipline rooted in love and highlights how it reflects our relationship with God.
Tools for Processing Children's Emotions
In today's episode, Elizabeth Urbanowicz responds to a question about how to help a child who is super sensitive when it comes to viewing things in the media, even innocent media. Listen as Elizabeth explores how to help kids process the emotions they are feeling inside.
Bible Stories to Help Your Parenting
In this episode, Elizabeth Urbanowicz is asked for Bible stories that will help when it comes to parenting. Elizabeth looks at several parenting stories in the Bible to see what we can learn. She also looks at overarching themes in the whole of Scripture and the parenting principles we can take away from them.
Introducing Secular Views on Creation
Today's question says, "When do I introduce my child to their Darwinian and secular view of how the world was created? I am looking at world atlas books and historical atlas books for kids, and they all start with the Big Bang and then talk about how we evolved, etc. How do I make a decision about having a fun world atlas with tons of facts in our family library that's also not biblical?"