Tale #10 – Do Not Grow Weary

I have grown tired as of late. So tired that I find it challenging to write this description in a way that does justice to what I’m talking about in this tale, without just kicking a hornets’ nest that does more to prove my assertion than it does stir up … Continue reading

Tale #7 – Role & Ritual

We use the word ‘ritual’ to describe everything from the silly to the sublime. We use it to describe wearing the same pair of socks until our team makes it through the playoffs, as well as the means by which we connect to our Creator in worship. In this tale, … Continue reading

Ever the Hero

The Bioshock Infinite video game opens with you taking on the role of Booker Dewitt, a psuedo-noir style detective swimming in gambling debts and alcohol. Looking at the note that put him where he finds himself, his role is clear. Bring us the girl and wipe away the debt. He … Continue reading

The REAL Power

There is a pattern that emerges when church folk discover my passion for tabletop gaming culture and the people that inhabit it. I can generally trace the arc from the moment the conversation starts. It is mostly honest inquiry, but occasionally the arc jumps to a place of confusion, fear, … Continue reading

I Hate Monopoly: Confessions of a Former Gatekeeper

When I was a child, I played games as a child. So at the very start of my experiences, the games were simple ventures into the mechanic that would come to be known as “Roll and Move.” Looking back on those early memories of games long gone, I remembered long … Continue reading

Playing the Long Game: The Cost of Relational Evangelism

There have been two points in my history that have defined my personal philosophy of evangelism. Oddly enough – they don’t involve studying under great evangelists or being mentored by great men and women of God. They include a conversation with a friend of mine who still struggles with putting … Continue reading