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FIRST-PERSON: Video game diagnosis
With the grip of video games now classified as a diagnosable "disorder," Brian Hobbs notes that parents and grandparents share responsibility for the affliction. Read More
Via video games, brothers are online missionariesWENTZVILLE, Mo. (BP) -- Video games -- with their reputation for violence, sexual content and profanity -- are probably not the first thought in anyone's mind when it comes to evangelistic outreach.
For a pair of brothers from Wentzville, Mo., the millions of people who play video games represent an opportunity. With a camera, a video game, an internet connection and infectious personalities, Joshua and Daniel Greening are leading hearts to Christ in a virtual world.
Joshua, 19, and Daniel, 16, use Twitch -- an online platform for players to stream their games for people to watch around the world -- as their vehicle of outreach. Viewers can watch in real time as the Greenings play their games, and Twitch also offers a chat function so that viewers can talk to the streamers and to each other. Read More
Reaching gamers with the GospelNASHVILLE (BP) -- For Drew Dixon, taking the Gospel to the nations involves traversing the Kingdom of Hyrule, visiting the Planet Gaia, and mingling with settlers of Catan.
For those who are not familiar with these locations, don't bother trying to find them on Google Earth. Each of these lands acts as a virtual or imaginary setting for a popular video or tabletop game.
While such worlds may be made up, Dixon believes they exist as real mission ... Read More
Video games studied in new theological frameworkKANSAS CITY, Mo. (BP) -- Matt Millsap admits he made up the word "theoludology" for his doctoral dissertation in systematic theology.
Google theoludology (pronounced theo-lude-ology) and literally every result includes Millsap's name. Broken up into its roots, his dissertation topic becomes clearer, even if doesn't become easier to pronounce. "Theo-" and "-ology" are clear enough. "Ludo" is the Latin root for "game" or "play."
Mashed together, Millsap created a new discipline: thinking about video games from a theological point of view. Read More
Video highlights Southern Baptists in St. LouisST. LOUIS (BP) -- A video released July 6 by immediate past Southern Baptist Convention President Ronnie Floyd condenses 17 hours of proceedings from the June 14-15 SBC annual meeting in St. Louis into a 20-minute highlight reel.
"This video may be just a personal blessing to you or something you may want to share with your church or through social networking," Floyd, pastor of Cross Church in northwest Arkansas, wrote in a blog post announcing the video. "To God's glory, we left St. Louis after back-to-back historic days. Let these highlights encourage you about our cooperative work to reach the world for Christ." Read More
Video highlights Southern Baptists in ColumbusCOLUMBUS, Ohio (BP) -- "Were you able to join us at the 2015 Southern Baptist Convention in Columbus, Ohio?" SBC President Ronnie Floyd asked on his blog July 20.