What do being a mother
and a theologian have
in common? Lots!
Whether we realize it or
not, all parents teach
their children how to
be little theologians. Why? Because all parents teach their children how to answer
the ‘big’ questions of life — Does God exist? Where did the universe come from?
Why is there evil in the world? Is there life after death? Why should I be
good? How our children answer these questions will have a profound effect on
their lives – for the rest of their lives.
Between 60 to 70% of children
who grow up in Christian homes
don’t continue in their church
involvement once they reach
their early 20s. Krista's goal is to
equip Christians to have strategic
conversations with their
kids about the transformational
truths of Scripture in order to help
raise up the next generation for Christ.
Theology Mom's Story
Krista Bontrager is a fourth generation minister/theologian. She is a Bible scholar, author, teacher, former university professor, wife and homeschool mom. Krista’s teaching reverberates with men, women, and youth from all walks of life. She has a unique ability to communicate the truth of Scripture in an accessible and practical way. She has dedicated her life to helping others discover how to obey the greatest commandment, to love God with their mind.
Krista’s ability to connect theology with real life is borne out of personal experience. Behind her academic career is a story of God’s empowering work to triumph over deep personal adversity. Krista was raised as an only child by her mother. Although Krista was introduced to the Gospel of Jesus Christ at a young age, her faith took on a deeper personal meaning during her high school and college years as she participated in many mission trips to Mexico and the inner city. She also volunteered for the Orange Country chaplain and assisted in running chapel services at the juvenile hall for “security risk” youth. During her seminary years, she began to see the great transformational power theology could have on a person’s spiritual growth. Her enthusiasm and academic excellence led to her being hired to teach biblical studies at Biola University at the age of 27. She also has had the privilege of working with the world-class scholar team of scientists and theologians at Reasons to Believe for almost 2 decades.
Krista survived two near-fatal pregnancies and was then diagnosed with bipolar disorder at age 35. Ten years later, she was miraculously healed from multiple brain disorders. (Watch a brief video about her story here.) Krista believes life is full of challenges, but has learned to see these as opportunities to grow and walk with the Lord in new and profound ways.
If you have come as a stranger, we hope you will leave as a friend. Drop Krista a line and let her know how you heard about her. She’d love to meet you. Be sure to check out her YouTube channel and find her on Facebook and follow her on Twitter. Grace and peace in Christ. †