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Tim Challies: Thoughts on Media and Your Family

The media, internet, and screens can seem like a tsunami, overwhelming us and our children. Sometimes it seems to disciple our children more than we do. What should a parent do?

In this podcast, I talked with Tim Challies about his perspective on the media and its use in his family. He has written a book, The Next Story: Faith, Friends, Family, and the Digital World. In our time together we talked about some insights on this new world that could guide us as parents. In addition, at the end of the episode, we touch briefly on his last chapter about having a media plan.

Tim is a well-known Christian blogger and author. He is married to Aileen and father to three children. In addition, he serves as an elder at Grace Fellowship Church in Toronto, Ontario.

Let’s listen to Tim talk about the world of media, and how to equip yourself to shepherd your family through it.

Check out this interview on our YouTube channel.

Listen below or on itunes here.




Resources Mentioned in the Podcast

The Next Story: Faith, Friends, Family, and the Digital World, by Tim Challies

Parenting with Patience participant workbook

Parenting with Patience video course


Topics Covered in This Week’s Podcast

00:15 Introduction

03:23 Why was The Next Story written?

04:25 How Tim shepherds himself

10:10 On data, information, knowledge, and wisdom

12:54 Who can we trust when it’s unclear what’s authoritative?

17:09 Principles for maintaining modesty online

22:13 Tim’s family plan for media and goals for media usage

Plus check out this same interview on our YouTube channel.