Andy Crouch on Becoming a Tech-Wise Family

Video in Family & Kids • May 1, 2017

Technology is literally everywhere in our homes and the pace of technological change has outstripped our ability to develop enough wisdom to handle it. We are stuffing our lives with technology’s new promises, with no clear sense of whether technology will help or harm us and our children. In this interview, Andy Crouch, author of The Tech-Wise Family explains why it is so important to keep technology in its proper place in our homes and how to keep it from stunting our growth in the things that really matter—building character, wisdom, and courage in ourselves and in our children.

This video was recorded for Barna’s recent State of Pastors event, sponsored by and streamed live from Pepperdine University.

Learn more about The Tech-Wise Family

Andy Crouch is shaping the way our generation sees culture, creativity, and the gospel. He is the author of Strong and Weak, Playing God, and Culture Making. Andy serves on the governing boards of Fuller Theological Seminary and the Council for Christian Colleges and Universities (CCCU). For more than ten years he was an editor and producer at Christianity Today, including serving as executive editor from 2012 to 2016. He joined the John Templeton Foundation in 2017 as senior strategist for communication. His work and writing have been featured in The New York Times, The Wall Street Journal, Time, and several editions of Best Christian Writing and Best Spiritual Writing—and, most importantly, received a shout-out in Lecrae’s 2014 single “Non-Fiction.” A classically trained musician who draws on pop, folk, rock, jazz, and gospel, he has led musical worship for congregations of 5 to 20,000. He lives with his family in Pennsylvania.

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