For over 100 years, American culture has had an ever-increasing infatuation with electronic media and entertainment.  A handful of thoughtful skeptics in the past contemplated the long-term effects on family, society, and individuals.  Now we are reaping the consequences as more and more studies confirm what some had rightly predicted. That is, our ability to be attentive is steadily eroding. We are becoming less attentive to our families, study, work, and most importantly, to God. What are the results and what will it take to regain the ground that has been lost?

Yvette Hampton talks with Phillip Telfer, homeschool dad, pastor, author, film producer, and director of Media Talk 101 about these issues. In this interview, Phillip doesn’t just address the problems with digital devices, he offers many solutions on how to overcome those problems and take back the hearts of your family members.

Come back tomorrow for the conclusion of this conversation.

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Overcoming Digital Distraction, Part 1 - Phillip Telfer on the Schoolhouse Rocked Podcast

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Phillip Telfer has ministered to youth and families for over 25 years, sharing at camps, retreats, schools, conferences, and churches around the country.  He is the director of the non-profit ministry Media Talk 101 and author of the book Media Choices: Convictions or Compromise? and the young adult novel Why Save Alexander. He wrote, produced, and co-directed the award-winning documentary Captivated: Finding Freedom in a Media Captive Culture, and founded the annual Christian Worldview Film Festival and Filmmakers Guild. Phillip loves Jesus, his family, and his local church. He’s finicky about coffee so he took up the hobby of home roasting and when he needs to unplug he can be found in his workshop crafting things from wood. He and his wife Mary have been happily married for thirty years and are blessed with four wonderful children, one fantastic son-in-law, and two precious grandchildren. Phillip and Mary are dedicated to homeschooling their three teens through high school.

Connect with Phillip Telfer:

www.mediatalk101.org

PhillipTelfer.com

Recommended Resources
7 Considerations in the Age of Video Games – eBook, by Phillip Telfer

Thriving in Babylon: How to Live as a Godly Family in a Pagan Culture – MP3

Captivated documentary: Free 60 minute version on Facebook

Gabb Phone – a safe phone for kids

Technopoly: The Surrender of Culture to Technology
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Why Save Alexander, novel by Phillip Telfer

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About the Author
Yvette Hampton - Host Yvette is a homeschool mom through and through, but it wasn't supposed to be this way. Like so many other homeschoolers, Yvette and her husband, Garritt, said they would NEVER homeschool their kids, but God had other plans. Yvette is the producer and host of the upcoming documentary, Schoolhouse Rocked: The Homeschool Revolution, being directed by her husband, Garritt Hampton. As a mom who is concerned for the future of this generation and the future of our country, Yvette has a deep passion to see a culture shift by encouraging people through the truth of God’s Word. Her greatest joy in life is being a wife and mom! - - - - - - - - - - - - In the fall of 2016, she and her family sold their home and almost all of their possessions, loaded up in an RV, and began traveling the country to film Schoolhouse Rocked. They have a passion for the homeschool community and are humbled and honored that the Lord has called them to tell the stories of the millions of families who have been impacted by the homeschool revolution. - - - - - - - - - - - - Yvette and Garritt have been married since 1995. They have two daughters, Brooklyn and Lacey, who they have homeschooled since the very beginning. - - - - - - - - - - - - To see the Schoolhouse Rocked movie trailer and find out more visit SchoolhouseRocked.com. - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - Aby Rinella - Cohost Aby Rinella is homeschool mom to 3, writer, speaker and director of her local homeschool support group. She writes and speaks to encourage and inspire women to live the life they were designed to live, to train up their children in God’s Word and to stand on truth in a culture that has lost its foundation. Aby and her husband, Jesse, love the outdoors and speak and write on the benefits of pointing children to their Creator by spending time in His creation. Aby is a featured speaker for the 2020 Homegrown Generation Family Expo. - - - - - - - - - - - - Read more from Aby at CalledToTheTop.com. - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - Garritt Hampton - Producer Garritt is a entertainment industry veteran who got his start in the record industry before moving into film. His credits include some of the biggest movies of the last decade, including Interstellar, Furious 7, TRON: Legacy, GI Joe: The Rise of Cobra, The Twilight Saga: New Moon, and many more. He is passionate about using his talents to build up the family and glorify God.