Minecraft Theology: 04 Giving Diamonds

04 Giving Diamonds

One of our newest beta testers, Tim, joins me in looking at what has been happening on the Churchmag Minecraft Server and in the process, we discuss what community can look like digitally. Tim shared his own thoughts on joining the servers and we get to hear his heart. What do you think? ... Continue Reading

OpenEmu – The Best Retro Gaming Emulator EVER

OpenEmu Hero Shot

If you've ever ventured out into retro gaming with an emulator, you'll find that they're not always the easiest to use and sometimes are a little buggy. The BEST retro gaming is usually with the actual system or something like the Wii offers with retro purchases. And when it comes to the Mac, free emulator offerings are probably the worse option of them all. Until now... ... Continue Reading

Minecraft Theology: 03 Time to Mine

03 Time to Mine

I recognize my last video in the Minecraft Theology series was very impersonal even though I started off the series stating we would be getting almost VLog personal. So I jump into how church technology and gaming not only came into my life, but how it highlighted and became the source of my calling. Did gaming ever play a part of your life? ... Continue Reading

What About Video Games? [Podcast #48]

ChurchMag Podcast 48

Are you a "gamer?" Do you enjoy some video game action? Maybe you did at one time, but just don't have the space for it in your life anymore? We know what you mean! On this episode, we talk about making time for video gaming, what video gaming has become, and we announce something cool that has come to ChurchMag... ... Continue Reading

Minecraft Theology: 02 Benchmarking

02 Benchmarking

We take a look at gaming and if it is something that is appropriate for Christians both as a pastor and as an individual. It would be interesting to hear your thoughts as we only begin the conversation and know there is a lot more that can be said on the topic. Do you have a problem with gaming as a Christian? Do you have a problem with using video games in your ministry? Sound off in the comments with thoughts and why. ... Continue Reading

Minecraft Theology: 01 Taking Inventory

01 - Taking Inventory

We started up a new Minecraft server and decide to give it a church tech twist by mixing Christianity and gaming. The concept is certainly not new, but we hope to take it to a new level and start a whole community on here. In this series, we are going to start off with individual “let's plays” and begin to integrate a more community aspect. The question is: Would any of you like to join us? ... Continue Reading

Forza Horizon 2 [Saturday Morning Review]

Saturday Morning Review - Forza

Forza Horizon 2 is a stunning, fun racing game for the Xbox that’s addictive for both kids and adults. We play it on an Xbox One and the graphics are impressive. It’s set in the south of France and the north of Italy, making the lavender fields and Poplars look very familiar since we’ve been in that regions dozens of times. It’s an ‘open world’ racing game, meaning you can drive around the region yourself and explore as much as you want to. ... Continue Reading

Choosing the Best Game Console for Your Kids

Xbox One

My son turned 7 in December and his biggest wish was a game console. Both my husband and I aren’t gamers—though we both did play our fair share of computer games back when we were young and had too much free time. Our problem was that we were way out of tune with current game consoles and what would be a good choice for him considering his age. So we did our due diligence and studied all the options, weighing advice from friends, bloggers, and self-proclaimed experts. Here's what we learned. ... Continue Reading