Teachable Moments and Next Gen Christians Are Now Crazy Different

Crazy Different brings together two ministries in an effort to offer theologically grounded perspectives from new angles.


Teachable Moments and Next Gen Christians both started out as blog sites. We will continue to put out additional posts through Crazy Different.

Crazy Different facilitates discussion forums and online and in person. James and Elizabeth are also available to speak at various in-person or online events.

COMING SOON! The Crazy Different podcast will offer perspectives on a wide variety of issues that have a potential impact on the church. Subscribe to the Crazy Different blog to get updates about the podcast.


You can check out more from the Crazy Different team by purchasing our books or courses online.

  • Elizabeth Smith, God Never Changes…but My Family Always Does (available on
  • James Spencer, Thinking Christian: Essays on Testimony, Accountability, and the Christian Mind (available on
  • Thinking Christian: The Course (Available on Multnomah Plus)
  • Bryan C. Babcock, James Spencer, and Russell L. Meek, Trajectories: A Gospel-Centered Introduction to Old Testament Theology (available on


Rating: 5 out of 5.

God Never Changes…But My Family Always Does

“Elizabeth Smith, who is filled with practical and Biblical wisdom, has written an incredible book that challenges parents to see their children through the lens of God. I would highly recommend this book for parents and grandparents of all ages and stages as they strive to love, encourage, and coach their children to be all that God created them to be.”

Kris Small, Executive Director of Discovery Land Global, Appleton Alliance church

Rating: 5 out of 5.

Thinking Christian: Essays on Testimony, Accountability, and the Christian Mind

“If the words “Thinking Christian” sound like an oxymoron, that is not because Christian thinking does not exist.  It is rather because the Church has let itself get distracted from its mission of faithfully revealing Who God is to the world.  In short, Thinking Christian is a book about Christian action and all the care it takes for believers to act together as we display the character of God.”

Sarah Sumner, PhD, President of Right on Mission

Rating: 5 out of 5.

Trajectories: A Gospel-Centered Introduction to Old Testament Theology

“Here is a book well worth reading. The authors provide a masterful road for the average reader who wishes to understand the teaching of major Old Testament themes, their understanding by the writers of the New Testament, and their essential meaning for today. From creation to the digital age, we are introduced to the great works of God and the means by which we can interpret this largest part of the Bible as a valuable resource in our faith and life.”

Richard S. Hess, Professor of Old Testament, Denver Seminary


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