Alisa Childers may be a name you haven’t heard for some time.
In the early 2000s, she was one of the three members of ZOEgirl, a Christian teen pop band (until the band amicably split in 2006). And after that, Childers went on to learn much more about her faith.
That journey included, in her thirties, some serious doubts that had been sprinkled into her walk by a pastor who had described himself as a “hopeful agnostic.”
“He challenged my faith in a way that had never been challenged before—and the challenge was intellectual,” Childers said. “And virtually everything that I had ever believed about God and Jesus and especially the Bible was picked apart and deconstructed with what at the time I thought were flawless intellectual arguments.”
Childers found that the man’s claims shook her to her core since she did not know how to defend what she believed. But God provided Childers with a ministry to help her learn how to counter such claims and cause her to become, once again, convinced of the veracity of Christianity.
And on her eponymous YouTube channel, she wants to help make sure others have those resources to defend the faith, too.
On Nov. 7, 2023, Alisa Childers spoke for an event hosted by Lighthouse Voices, Focus on the Family’s ministry to highlight biblical voices that speak on hot-button issues. She discussed how Christians can navigate modern phrases that can pull Christians away from the truth of the gospel. The video has been embedded below.
Childers hosts many other faithful Christian speakers on her channel, some of which are YouTubers we’ve already covered. These include Christians like Allen Parr, Melissa Dougherty and Frank Turek. Often, Childers holds discussions with people such as these in order to provide more insight than just her own. And in doing so, she also helps her viewers find other reliable voices to listen to online.
Childers warns against ideologies that can cause us to distort or turn away from the gospel, including many ideas summed up under “progressive Christianity.” She likewise argues against New Age teachings that she’s seen in some churches. And Childers gives viewers ways to argue against such theologies.
Finally, Childers often speaks from experience when she talks about issues facing the Christian music industry. She, along with Skillet singer John Cooper, who is a frequent guest on the channel, discuss what pitfalls often trip up Christian artists—and how to avoid them.
With first-hand experience, Alisa Childers warns Christians about the dangers of moral relativism, progressive Christianity and deconstruction. But Childers acts as a safeguard, too, offering responses and resources for those who are struggling with refuting such modern ideas.
Importantly, many of Childers videos remind us that our faith is not rooted in the whims of the current cultural thought but in the unchanging truth of God. And that truth is what gives us the confidence to run our race unrelenting.
Kennedy Unthank studied journalism at the University of Missouri. He knew he wanted to write for a living when he won a contest for “best fantasy story” while in the 4th grade. What he didn’t know at the time, however, was that he was the only person to submit a story. Regardless, the seed was planted. Kennedy collects and plays board games in his free time, and he loves to talk about biblical apologetics. He doesn’t think the ending of Lost was “that bad.”