242 episodes

Gospel Tech is a resource for parents who are feeling outpaced and overwhelmed as they raise children in a tech world.

Our goal: Equip parents with the tools, resources, and confidence they need to raise kids who love God and use tech.

Gospel Tech’s mission is to equip families to love God and use tech. We want to empower parents to:
Talk about healthy techCommunicate the GospelConnect the hope of the Gospel to their everyday tech lives
Introduction to Gospel Tech
Three years ago I (Nathan) started Gospel Tech as a ministry to help connect the Gospel to the daily tech lives of families in practical ways. As a middle school teacher I saw a need for intentional, Gospel-focused conversations about tech. Tech was creating more distraction than inspiration in the classroom, and I saw the need for more than just new habits—there was a desperate need for new hearts.

Gospel Tech bridges the gap between scary tech conversations and the hope of the Gospel. With engaging stories and practical applications I bring Gospel-centered tech solutions families can apply in everyday life.

Gospel Tech Resources Beyond The Podcast
The Parent Tech Workshops: A two-part series addressing:How should we handle Tech’s Big 3 (smartphones, gaming, pornography)?How do we make tech safe at home? (two types of tech, tech health, and building tech trust)Youth Talks:The Tech Talk: Use the best tech on purpose, not for purpose.The Hope Talk: A conversation about our goals, purpose, and how making a mistake doesn’t make us a mistake.The Family Tech Framework: A two-hour workshop where families leave with the words to say and the plan in place for healthy tech at home and in daily life.Part 1: Talk It Out: Parents learn key points of discussing healthful tech.Part 2: Walk It Out: Families work together to create a Family Tech Framework customized to their needs, goals, and season of life.
At the end of the day our children aren't problems to fix, they're people to love. We need to point them to the purpose and hope available in Christ, in the work he's already done to make them new and to call them on to good works, and then use tech from that hope. This is why I love to say that in Christ we use tech on purpose, not for purpose.

That's the goal of Gospel Tech. Thanks for letting me be on this journey of parenting with you.


-Nathan Sutherland

Gospel Tech with Nathan Sutherland Purposely

    • Education
    • 4.9 • 53 Ratings

Gospel Tech is a resource for parents who are feeling outpaced and overwhelmed as they raise children in a tech world.

Our goal: Equip parents with the tools, resources, and confidence they need to raise kids who love God and use tech.

Gospel Tech’s mission is to equip families to love God and use tech. We want to empower parents to:
Talk about healthy techCommunicate the GospelConnect the hope of the Gospel to their everyday tech lives
Introduction to Gospel Tech
Three years ago I (Nathan) started Gospel Tech as a ministry to help connect the Gospel to the daily tech lives of families in practical ways. As a middle school teacher I saw a need for intentional, Gospel-focused conversations about tech. Tech was creating more distraction than inspiration in the classroom, and I saw the need for more than just new habits—there was a desperate need for new hearts.

Gospel Tech bridges the gap between scary tech conversations and the hope of the Gospel. With engaging stories and practical applications I bring Gospel-centered tech solutions families can apply in everyday life.

Gospel Tech Resources Beyond The Podcast
The Parent Tech Workshops: A two-part series addressing:How should we handle Tech’s Big 3 (smartphones, gaming, pornography)?How do we make tech safe at home? (two types of tech, tech health, and building tech trust)Youth Talks:The Tech Talk: Use the best tech on purpose, not for purpose.The Hope Talk: A conversation about our goals, purpose, and how making a mistake doesn’t make us a mistake.The Family Tech Framework: A two-hour workshop where families leave with the words to say and the plan in place for healthy tech at home and in daily life.Part 1: Talk It Out: Parents learn key points of discussing healthful tech.Part 2: Walk It Out: Families work together to create a Family Tech Framework customized to their needs, goals, and season of life.
At the end of the day our children aren't problems to fix, they're people to love. We need to point them to the purpose and hope available in Christ, in the work he's already done to make them new and to call them on to good works, and then use tech from that hope. This is why I love to say that in Christ we use tech on purpose, not for purpose.

That's the goal of Gospel Tech. Thanks for letting me be on this journey of parenting with you.


-Nathan Sutherland

    Which Tech Can I Use? (Talking to Teens #4)

    Which Tech Can I Use? (Talking to Teens #4)

    It's a story I'm hearing more and more often:
    a high school junior who swapped Instagram for Whatsapp to reclaim her goals and timea twenty year old who deleted social media to spend more time in his own life rather than the lives of othersa college senior who asked his mom to put parental controls on his smartphone to help him focus on his schooling and careerToday we talk about how we can use all the tech that helps us be more like Jesus, and none of the tech that distracts us from Him.

    Show Notes: https://bit.ly/4eajvjM

    • 26 min
    Love, Dating, and Tech (Talking to Teens #3)

    Love, Dating, and Tech (Talking to Teens #3)

    Love and dating is always an awkward world, especially in middle and high school, and tech only makes it worse. Today we'll talk about what it looks like to truly love someone, how we can step into loving relationships, and what we must get right about love and tech.

    Show Notes: https://bit.ly/3Ky5EGg

    • 18 min
    Loving Parents Give Good Gifts (Talking to Teens #2)

    Loving Parents Give Good Gifts (Talking to Teens #2)

    “What father among you, if his son asks for a fish, will instead of a fish give him a serpent;  or if he asks for an egg, will give him a scorpion?" (Luke 11:11)

    I love to give my children good gifts. Whether it's a delicious treat, snappy new clothes, or a new game or toy, I love being able to provide my children with not only what they need but also what they want. Sometimes, however, my children ask for things that aren't good for them. It might be as simple as ice cream for breakfast, but sometimes what they ask for can hurt more than just their tummies. Today we discuss what it means to ask for, and receive, good gifts from loving parents. In the process we recognize that sometimes the most loving answer is "no".

    Show Notes: https://bit.ly/45axwd9

    • 26 min
    Little Choices Matter (Talking to Teens #1)

    Little Choices Matter (Talking to Teens #1)

    It's tough being a kid. Being raised in a tech world is even worse. In today's conversation I talk directly to the teens in our lives, and give a reminder that yes, our choices matter, and God's call is even bigger than our mistakes.

    Show Notes: https://bit.ly/4brDl8q

    • 27 min
    Being Intentional Parents

    Being Intentional Parents

    Prioritizing isn’t one of my gifts. I’ve got great energy, I’m adaptable, and I can do a great job being present. Being prepared is another thing. While I’d love to justify my lack of planning on account of my spiritual superiority (I’m clearly a Mary, not a Martha), I have to acknowledge that we are called to count the cost of following Jesus. That’s not possible when I have no idea what is at stake. It’s easy to get busy, do good things, and miss making the most of the moments we are given. Yes, this applies to technology, but I’m mainly concerned with our day-to-day—those 16-18 waking hours each of us are gifted. Today we’ll discuss how to be intentional with our days, and some simple ways we can submit our busy calendars and hearts to our loving heavenly Father.

    Show Notes: https://bit.ly/3WIQoO1

    • 21 min
    Five Fixes for Unhealthy Tech

    Five Fixes for Unhealthy Tech

    Proverbs 22:6 tells us to raise our children in the way they should go. Galatians 5:19-22 reminds us of the fruit we are to look for in our lives and hearts. Today we'll talk about how to do the first when the second isn't going the way we'd hoped.

    Show Notes: https://bit.ly/3UtjsGQ

    • 29 min

Customer Reviews

4.9 out of 5
53 Ratings

53 Ratings

BowtieBatch07 ,

Great tool for Biblical living in a tech world

This show is well produced and flows smoothly. He offers lots of very practical and wise advice on how to navigate uses of technology through the lens of a biblical lifestyle. I find nuggets of truth that help me guide my family in each episode. I highly recommend for any parent.

$$$baggins ,

Very helpful and practical and necessary

Been looking all over for help navigating technology safely as my kids approach their teenage years. This stuff is very helpful to hear, is clearly presented, and is not overly paranoid or unreasonable. Technology is only going to grow in our society and to our kids so it is vital to understand the dangers and how God would want us to engage with it. As a father this gives me things to consider and ways to lead my family.

Grasshopperswt ,

Very timely and super helpful!

Thanks for all your hard work on this podcast. Found you through Fierce Marriage and so thankful I did. It’s already been so helpful not only for myself but for my family and how to manage our 4 kids and tech. Thanks Nathan and Anna and keep up the great work!

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