Cons, Co-ops, and Other Cool Events

At the beginning of the year, the InnRoads board sat down to talk about how we could be more efficient with our convention efforts. The consensus was that as great as they are, larger events are either too expensive or don’t really lend themselves to our sort of ministry. We want … Continue reading

Cyclopaedia 15: Alternate History

Welcome to Cyclopaedia 15: Alternate History. Cyclopaedia is a monthly article on the InnRoads Ministries website as part of the Resources series. Ever get that feeling of déjà vu? You are positive you have experienced this very moment before? Perhaps you have. Perhaps someone just altered the timeline you are in, causing … Continue reading

Cyclopaedia 14: King Arthur

Welcome to Cyclopaedia 14: King Arthur. Cyclopaedia is a monthly article on the InnRoads Ministries website as part of the Resources series.  I remember watching Disney’s The Sword in the Stone as a kid and getting my first glimpse into the legends of King Arthur. Then over the years I watched Monty Python … Continue reading

Ten Reasons Your Church Should Be Gaming

When we start communicating with churches to see about starting up gaming groups in their congregations – we have a litany of reasons why this sort of group is useful in a ministry context. Whether your church is in a center of nerd culture or the geekiest thing you’ve done … Continue reading

Cyclopaedia 13: Sword And Sorcery

Welcome to Cyclopaedia 13: Sword and Sorcery. Cyclopaedia is a monthly article on the InnRoads Ministries website as part of the Resources series.  Number thirteen, the thirteenth article, unlucky thirteen, to some that does bode well. In a dark world full of sorcery and superstition, numbers can have meaning and perhaps foretell … Continue reading

Where Does Sola Fide Stand?

The Reformation has always been an intriguing period of history for me. My fascination peaked in college. I stood at the door of Schlosskirche in Wittenberg Germany. I was there on a tour, hoping to garner church history class credit in a far more enjoyable way than sitting in lectures. It was there, in … Continue reading

Tips for Teaching New Board Games

Whether you’re teaching a new game or trying to introduce one of your favorites to a new group of people, the ability to teach game play in a clear and concise way is an important skill. It can also be an intimidating element of the hobby when you aren’t comfortable … Continue reading

Cyclopaedia 12: Fairies

Welcome to Cyclopaedia 12: Fairies. Cyclopaedia is a monthly article on the InnRoads Ministries website as part of the Resources series. This is a time for celebration. First, I am celebrating one year of writing Cyclopaedia. Thanks to everyone who has read the articles and encouraged me to continue with this monthly … Continue reading

The Sunday Morning Experiment

After the experience of busting out Onitama in the lobby of my church on a Sunday morning, I began wondering if there was more there worth exploring. It was a great time, engaging me in the communal aspect of church worship I hadn’t experienced in a long time. I talked … Continue reading