34 episodes

Join Master Naturalist, Bible teacher and author Eryn Lynum as we explore God's wild and wonderful world!
What can a bird's migration teach us about God's guidance in our life? How can counting tree rings help us understand our life story? How can a milkweed plant help us cut off toxic thoughts and think about everything lovely and true?
God's wild and wonderful world is full of amazing life lessons. As we get outside and adventure through creation, we'll discover how deep and wide the Father's love is for us!
Each episode of The Nat Theo Nature Lessons podcast teaches God's truth through visuals in nature. Nat = Natural, Theo = Theology. Where kids dive into the study of Natural Theology—discovering God through nature!

Nat Theo Nature Lessons Rooted in the Bible Eryn Lynum

    • Kids & Family
    • 4.9 • 119 Ratings

Join Master Naturalist, Bible teacher and author Eryn Lynum as we explore God's wild and wonderful world!
What can a bird's migration teach us about God's guidance in our life? How can counting tree rings help us understand our life story? How can a milkweed plant help us cut off toxic thoughts and think about everything lovely and true?
God's wild and wonderful world is full of amazing life lessons. As we get outside and adventure through creation, we'll discover how deep and wide the Father's love is for us!
Each episode of The Nat Theo Nature Lessons podcast teaches God's truth through visuals in nature. Nat = Natural, Theo = Theology. Where kids dive into the study of Natural Theology—discovering God through nature!

    How Did God Use Math To Create Nature? Exploring The Fibonacci Sequence & Numbers - Episode 34

    How Did God Use Math To Create Nature? Exploring The Fibonacci Sequence & Numbers - Episode 34

    What do numbers, patterns, and shapes have to do with nature? A whole lot! Discover how God used math to create nature. Learn about a special pattern of numbers and shapes that show us God’s signature style in the wonderful things He has made.
     Here’s our trail map:
    Who Was Fibonacci and What Important Numbers Did He Discover?Why Are Shapes Important in Nature?How Do Numbers, Shapes, and Patterns in Nature Point to God?
    Resources Mentioned and used for Research:
    Download the FREE Episode Activity Guide for this lesson, provided by CTCMath! https://erynlynum.com/nattheo34

    Explore CTCMath with a FREE weekly trial: https://www.ctcmath.com/

    Order Eryn's book, Rooted in Wonder: Nurturing Your Family's Faith Through God's Creation: https://www.amazon.com/Rooted-Wonder-Nurturing-Familys-Creation/dp/0825447615

    Access full Episode Activity Guides by joining the Nat Theo Club: https://www.patreon.com/NatTheoClub

    One of the books used for research: Wild Fibonacci: Nature’s Secret Code Revealed

    Scriptures Referenced in This Episode:
    “I the LORD do not change.” Malachi 3:6 (NIV)
    “Jesus Christ is the same yesterday and today and forever.” Hebrews 13:8 (NIV)
    “​​God is not a God of confusion but a God of peace…” 1 Corinthians 14:33 (NCV)
    “For in him (Jesus) all things were created: things in heaven and on earth, visible and invisible, whether thrones or powers or rulers or authorities; all things have been created through him and for him. He is before all things, and in him all things hold together.” Colossians 1:16-17 (NIV)

    Terms Learned in This Episode:
    Mathematician: Someone who studies and uses math in their work. They are experts in math.
    Pattern: A pattern is something like numbers or shapes that happen in a regular or repeated way.
    Consistent: Something is unchanging, or remains the same over time.
    Geometry: The study of shapes and figures in math.
    Golden Rectangle: A special rectangle shape that is made from Fibonacci’s number sequence. 

    Find more Bible & Nature resources at Erynlynum.com

    • 22 min
    What’s That Song?! Why And How Birds Sing - Episode 33

    What’s That Song?! Why And How Birds Sing - Episode 33

    How do birds sing such pretty songs? God designed them with an amazing and unique voice box. Meet a few interesting species and hear their incredible melodies as we dive into the musical world of birds.
     Here’s our trail map:
    Why Do Birds Communicate?How Do Birds Communicate?How Do Birds Sing?How Can We Praise Our Creator?

    Resources Mentioned and used for Research:

    Explore CTCMath with a FREE weekly trial: https://www.ctcmath.com/
    Scripture Music by Scripture Lullabies, stream online now: https://scripture-lullabies.com/stream
    Free Bird Song Coloring Sheet: https://erynlynum.com/nattheo33
    Access full Episode Activity Guides by joining the Nat Theo Club: https://www.patreon.com/NatTheoClub
    Order Eryn's book, Rooted in Wonder: Nurturing Your Family's Faith Through God's Creation: https://www.amazon.com/Rooted-Wonder-Nurturing-Familys-Creation/dp/0825447615
    Listen To The Birds book: https://www.amazon.com/Listen-Birds-Yoann-Gueny/dp/1324031034

    Scriptures Referenced in This Episode:

    “Sing to the Lord a new song; sing to the Lord, all the earth. Sing to the Lord and praise his name; every day tell how he saves us.” Psalm 96:1-2 (NCV)
    “Let the skies rejoice and the earth be glad; let the sea and everything in it shout. Let the fields and everything in them rejoice. Then all the trees of the forest will sing for joy.” Psalm 96:11-12 (NCV)
    “And whatever you do, whether in word or deed, do it all in the name of the Lord Jesus, giving thanks to God the Father through him.” Colossians 3:17 (NIV)
    “Let everything that has breath praise the Lord.” Psalm 105:6 (NCV)

    Terms Learned in This Episode:

    Communicate: To exchange or share information, news, or ideas. 
    Theory: An explanation for why things might happen or act a certain way. A theory is much more than a guess. It is based on observation, or what we see, and experimentation.
    Complex: Something that is made up of many parts. The opposite of simple.
    Larynx: Voice box with vocal cords (muscles) used to make noise.
    Syrinx: A bird’s voice box. An organ deep inside a songbird’s chest containing a double set of vocal cords.

    Find more Bible & Nature resources at Erynlynum.com

    • 18 min
    Why Do Sloths Hang Upside Down? Episode 32

    Why Do Sloths Hang Upside Down? Episode 32

    What exactly is a sloth? Is it a type of monkey, or a koala? Discover how God designed these fascinating creatures to be expert tree climbers and to live most of their lives upside down.
     Here’s our trail map:
    What is a sloth and what types are there?What do sloths do all day?Why do sloths hang upside down?How can moving slowly be good for us in life?

    Resources Mentioned and used for Research:

    Explore CTCMath with a FREE weekly trial: https://www.ctcmath.com/

    Free Sloth Coloring Sheet: https://erynlynum.com/nattheo32
    Access full Episode Activity Guides by joining the Nat Theo Club: https://www.patreon.com/NatTheoClub
    Order Eryn's book, Rooted in Wonder: Nurturing Your Family's Faith Through God's Creation: https://www.amazon.com/Rooted-Wonder-Nurturing-Familys-Creation/dp/0825447615

    Sloth research: https://slothconservation.org/


    Scriptures Referenced in This Episode:

    “Stop and consider the wondrous works of God.” Job 37:14 (NIV)

    “Teach us how short our lives really are so that we may be wise.” Psalm 90:12 (NCV)

    “Remember your Creator while you are young.” Ecclesiastes 12:1 (NCV)

    Terms Learned in This Episode:

    Xenarthra: A group of mammals including sloths, anteaters, and armadillos.
    Bradypus sloth: A 3-toed sloth, darker brown and gray with dark face markings like a mask.
    Choloepus sloth: a 2-toed sloth, light brown and orange color with a snout like a pig.
    Warm-blooded: Animals that keep a warm and consistent body temperature that mostly does not depend on their environment.
    Digestion: The processes in a body of breaking down food and turning it into energy.


    Find more Bible & Nature resources at Erynlynum.com

    Mentioned in this episode:
    Enjoy our weekly Nat Theo Field Notes publication as a member of the Nat Theo Club! join at https://erynlynum.com/nattheo

    • 20 min
    What Is The Difference Between A Turtle And Tortoise? Episode 31

    What Is The Difference Between A Turtle And Tortoise? Episode 31

    Have you ever wondered what the difference is between a turtle and a tortoise? The answer might be surprising. The facts we're learning about their fascinating shells might be a bit unexpected, too!
     Here’s our trail map:
    What is the difference between a turtle and tortoise?What are the three main types of turtles?Why do turtles have shells and what is the shell?What built-in armor has God given us?

    Links:
    Explore CTCMath with a FREE weekly trial: https://www.ctcmath.com/
    Access full Episode Activity Guides by joining the Nat Theo Club: https://www.patreon.com/NatTheoClub
    Free Turtle & Tortoises Coloring Sheet: https://erynlynum.com/nattheo31
    Order Eryn's book, Rooted in Wonder: Nurturing Your Family's Faith Through God's Creation: https://www.amazon.com/Rooted-Wonder-Nurturing-Familys-Creation/dp/0825447615


    Scriptures Referenced in This Episode:
    “A final word: Be strong in the Lord and in his mighty power. Put on all of God’s armor so that you will be able to stand firm against all strategies of the devil. For we are not fighting against flesh-and-blood enemies, but against evil rulers and authorities of the unseen world, against mighty powers in this dark world, and against evil spirits in the heavenly places.

    Therefore, put on every piece of God’s armor so you will be able to resist the enemy in the time of evil. Then after the battle you will still be standing firm. Stand your ground, putting on the belt of truth and the body armor of God’s righteousness. For shoes, put on the peace that comes from the Good News so that you will be fully prepared. In addition to all of these, hold up the shield of faith to stop the fiery arrows of the devil. Put on salvation as your helmet, and take the sword of the Spirit, which is the word of God.” Ephesians 6:10-17 (NLT)


    Terms Learned in This Episode:
    Egg Tooth: A specially designed growth on a turtle’s beak (mouth) used to break open their egg. The egg tooth falls off within a day or two after hatching.
    Cold-blooded: Body temperature changes according to the environment. Cannot make their own body heat.
    Keratin: Protein that makes turtle shells as well as other things in nature including hair, nails, claws, scales, feathers, horns, hooves, and even the outermost layer of our skin.
    Scutes: Individual plates or pieces of the turtle shell. Scutes are made of keratin and cover the bone part of the turtle shell.
    Carapace: Top part of a turtle’s shell.
    Plastron: Bottom part of a turtle’s shell.
    Vulnerable: To be without protection. Something that is vulnerable can be easily hurt.
    Hinged Shell: Turtle shell that can open and shut.

    Find more Bible & Nature resources at Erynlynum.com
    Mentioned in this episode:
    Enjoy our weekly Nat Theo Field Notes publication as a member of the Nat Theo Club! join at https://erynlynum.com/nattheo

    • 20 min
    What Is A Solar Eclipse? Episode 30

    What Is A Solar Eclipse? Episode 30

    What would you think if the sun suddenly disappeared? I’m sharing my story of one of the most amazing things I have ever experienced: a total solar eclipse—and what it showed me about our Creator God.
     Here’s our trail map:
    What happens during a solar eclipse?How did scientists discover solar eclipses?What is a “Totality Zone” and how can you see a solar eclipse?How does a solar eclipse reveal God?
    Resources Mentioned and used for Research:
    Explore CTCMath with a FREE weekly trial: https://www.ctcmath.com/
    Free Solar Eclipse Activity Guide: https://erynlynum.com/nattheo30
    Order Eryn's book, Rooted in Wonder: Nurturing Your Family's Faith Through God's Creation: https://www.amazon.com/Rooted-Wonder-Nurturing-Familys-Creation/dp/0825447615
    Access full Episode Activity Guides by joining the Nat Theo Club: https://www.patreon.com/NatTheoClub

    Scriptures Referenced in This Episode:
    “The heavens declare the glory of God, and the skies announce what his hands have made.” Psalm 19:1 (NCV)

    “For in him (Jesus) all things were created: things in heaven and on earth, visible and invisible, whether thrones or powers or rulers or authorities; all things have been created through him and for him. He is before all things, and in him all things hold together.” Colossians 1:16-17 (NIV) 

    “So don’t worry, because I am with you. Don’t be afraid, because I am your God. I will make you strong and will help you; I will support you with my right hand that saves you.” Isaiah 41:10 (NCV)

    Terms Learned in This Episode:

    Solar: Something coming from or having to do with the sun. When you hear “solar,” think sun!
    Eclipse: Something moving in front of or blocking out something else.
    Solar Eclipse: When the moon moves in front of the sun, so it is between earth and the sun, and blocks out our view of the sun.
    Our Solar System: The collection of eight planets and their moons, along with our sun. All of these are bound together by an invisible force called gravity. Our solar system is our special place within the universe.
    Elliptical Orbit: An oval-shaped path. The moon has an elliptical orbit moving in a sort of oval path around earth.
    Astronomers and Mathematicians: Astronomers are scientists who specialize in space. Mathematicians specialize in math.

    Find more Bible & Nature resources at Erynlynum.com

    • 23 min
    Creating Core Memories in Nature as a Family with Ginny Yurich - Parents Edition - Episode 29

    Creating Core Memories in Nature as a Family with Ginny Yurich - Parents Edition - Episode 29

    How can you create space and time for your family to form core memories in nature? Be inspired by our guest, Ginny Yurich, of 1000 Hours Outside! Ginny reminds us that we get to make the decisions when it comes to how our family spends time, and provides practical ideas and a wealth of wisdom for investing more time in nature as a family. This episode is part 2 and the Parents Edition (always family friendly). Listen to Part 1 (Episode 28) as Ginny inspires our kids to spend their days outdoors.
    Order Ginny's new book, Until The Streetlights Come On: https://www.amazon.com/Until-Streetlights-Come-Brightens-Uncertain/dp/B0CMVCZF45/
    Get all of Ginny's free resources at https://www.1000hoursoutside.com/
    Listen to Ginny's fabulous podcast, 1000 Hours Outside: https://www.1000hoursoutside.com/podcast
    Find more Bible and Nature inspiration at Erynlynum.com

    • 25 min

Customer Reviews

4.9 out of 5
119 Ratings

119 Ratings

icedancer721 ,

Beautifully done

I love listening to this with our children. I love how calm, informative, and clear each episode is. I especially love the speakers cadence, not too fast for little ears. And her descriptions of definitions of new words or concepts is very well done. Love love!

Cunkybirdypooh ,

Beautiful!

It’s a new find for our family and we are truly enjoying it! We love how it’s beautifully connected between knowledge of nature and who God is! Highly recommend!

Helays ,

Everyday listeners!!

We LOVE Nat Theo!! My kids thoroughly enjoy Eryn’s fun, interesting and faith growing lessons!! As Nat Theo Club Members, it’s awesome to get to go deeper into the lessons with the Activity Guides, coloring pages and Field Notes!! So grateful for the ways this podcast has fueled my family’s love and wonder for God and His creation!!

Top Podcasts In Kids & Family

Calm Parenting Podcast
Kirk Martin
Disney Magic of Storytelling
ABC11 North Carolina
Good Inside with Dr. Becky
Dr. Becky Kennedy
Greeking Out from National Geographic Kids
National Geographic Kids
Circle Round
WBUR
Super Simple Imagination Time With Caitie!
Super Simple Songs