The pandemic has only exacerbated our use of technology. We count our digital devices as constant companions. And at what expense? Perhaps you’ve shared a meal with your spouse or a friend in silence, while fixated on your phones. Or as a family you find yourselves hanging out in far corners of the house, each engrossed in a game, video, work or online shopping. If you are looking for a better way for yourself, your family or your teenager—or all three—hear leading author and thought leader, Andy Crouch, and his daughter, Amy Crouch, help you reimagine how to thrive in a digital age. What Andy and Amy won’t tell you is to throw away your devices. They won’t offer you a list of rules. Instead, you will be challenged to think differently about technology with wisdom, thoughtfulness and courage.
Listen to just one or both interactive sessions. The session with Andy and Amy is geared for the family—especially your teenagers so have them participate with you! If you are beginning to prepare your children for personal devices, you, too, will find the second session helpful.
Session 1 with Andy: Tackling the Big Issues — Andy speaks to why we can be thankful for technology, the big challenges of technology, and the need for biblical wisdom to guide us. Dr. Joshua Chatraw joins Andy for Q&A.
Session 2 with Andy & Amy: Thriving as a Family (starts at 51:12 mark) — Andy and Amy give us a vision for what our family life can look like and provide some tech-wise steps we can take toward this goal. Panelists from partner churches join them for Q&A.
- Holy Trinity Anglican Church — Rev. Caleb Burr, Clergy Associate for Family Ministry
- Vintage Church — Jordan Penley, Vintage Downtown Pastor
- Christ the King Presbyterian Church — Stephanie Massey, Director of Children’s Ministry
- Providence Church — Samantha Kilpatrick, member & lawyer at Kilpatrick Law Group
This event occurred over Zoom on March 4, 2021.