Do You Control Your Phone—Or Does Your Phone Control You?
Within a few years of its unveiling, the smartphone had become part of us, fully integrated into the daily patterns of our lives. Never offline, always within reach, we now wield in our hands a magic wand of technological power we have only begun to grasp. But it raises new enigmas, too. Never more connected, we seem to be growing more distant. Never more efficient, we have never been more distracted.
Drawing from the insights of numerous thinkers, published studies, and his own research, writer Tony Reinke identifies twelve potent ways our smartphones have changed us—for good and bad. Reinke calls us to cultivate wise thinking and healthy habits in the digital age, encouraging us to maximize the many blessings, avoid the various pitfalls, and wisely wield the most powerful gadget of human connection ever unleashed.
Learn more: crossway.org/12Ways
Producers: Josh Dennis, Jon Marshall
Director: Jon Marshall
DP: Tim Kellner
Lighting: Helmut Luchs
Editor: Adam Billingham
Compositing, FX: Micah Lanier
PA: Jonah Parker
Shot the Red Raven in Wheaton, IL
Music: Lost & Found, Courtesy of KillerTracks
Actors: Jordan Singer, Clair Kassenbaum, Micah Lanier, Kevin Lipp, Jennie Sophia, Mabel H, Dan Bush
Special Thanks: Fire + Wine, Amor in Motion, Gary Methodist Church, Jessica and Dan Bush