Minecraft Theology: 08 We Need to Go Deeper

08 We Need to Go Deeper

Jeremy ventures into the nether with the quarry to eventually make a Zombie Pigmen gold farm. While working on that, he discusses his personal and professional experience with depression and anxiety disorders as well as how ministry can be impacted. What is your experience with Christianity and mental health problems and where do you see church technology being able to serve humanity better? ... Continue Reading

Mining Minecraft Videos from the ChurchMag Minecraft Server

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The Churchmag Minecraft Server Community was always designed to simply find community and get to interact with our audience in a unique way. The goal was not for us to find a new source of content. If we do get a video out of it, great, but from the very beginning, we simply wanted to have digital community. So to further promote this idea of community, we have seen some great Minecraft videos by some of our members on their own YouTube channels that we wanted to highlight. So after the jump, ... Continue Reading

Minecraft Theology: Crafting Table of Contents

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Somewhere at the intersection our love for all things nerdy and our desire to live out the Gospel in our daily lives is how the idea of Minecraft Theology came about. This series is a mashup of a Christian video blog and YouTube let's play based on the ChurchMag Minecraft Server. No topic is off the table and all contributors plan to be less preachy and more personal. The ChurchMag Minecraft Server is a whitelisted server. Are you interested in joining the ChurchMag Minecraft server? Click ... Continue Reading

Minecraft Theology: 06 Acquiring Hardware

06 Acquring Hardware

Some of the best memories I had from my childhood are the times my family gathered around a board or card game. In many ways this tradition has carried on with my family, only through video games. In this video I share a few reasons why I game with my family. Have you used Gaming as a way to spend time with your family? I would love to hear your thoughts! ... Continue Reading

History of Nintendo and the Church

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Few companies have achieved brand recognition and market penetration like Nintendo. They are one of a few companies whose name has become synonymous with the product they create. It is not uncommon for my parents to refer to any video game system as a Nintendo, regardless of the actual system they are referring to. Yet, Nintendo was actually founded in 1889, almost a hundred years before video games would become an home entertainment staple. When they started, they were a playing card ... Continue Reading

Teaching My Son Stewardship Through A Video Game

Stewardship Through Video Games

Have you ever played Alien Creeps? It's a free-to-play tower defense game in which you stop alien hordes from invading your base by setting up gun, laser, and missile emplacements.  Every battle you win earns your hero coins to purchase upgrades for your weapons. There's also a premium currency in diamonds that allows you to call in special troops or airstrikes... ... Continue Reading

May the Fourth GIVEAWAY!

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For those of you who enjoy gaming on your computer, I am sure you are well aware of Steam. It's a great place to get games—especially when they're on sale. Steam is also a great place to meet other gamers to play online or answer questions. In fact, even ChurchMag has a group on Steam (Come join us!). In celebration of May the Fourth—aka: Star Wars Day—Steam has put on an awesome sale—and we're giving away a Star Wars game bundle—TODAY! ... Continue Reading