TT – Andy Crouch: The Tech-Wise Family
We are made in the image of a Creator God which means that we are made to create, not just consume. While technology is great at extending our capabilities (think about how much easier algebra is with a calculator instead of just our brains!), it is not a good developer of personhood. Technology exists to make things easier. Christianity asserts that life is not necessarily meant to be easy, and that good things often come through hard work and sometimes even pain. Andy Crouch offers some practical ways to cultivate technology for our benefit, without letting it replace the necessary hard work that facilitates growth and community.
TT – Hillary and Christoph Gruener: Raising Emotionally Healthy Kids
TT – Arlene Pellicane: Thriving in a Tech Centered World
With engaging humor and practical insight, Arlene walks through both the challenges and benefits of technology. As a mom of three she understands the struggle of competing with technology for her kids’ time and attention. Amidst this often overwhelming struggle, Arlene offers hope that with healthy boundaries and a right understanding of the deeper issues that often drive people to escape into their own little digital worlds, devices can build community rather than increasing isolation.