From Mario Brothers to Fortnite, we’ve seen video games shift from generation to generation, ultimately propelling a $40 billion a year industry. With new trends on the rise every year, video games aren’t going anywhere, and should we want them to? On this week’s episode of indoubt, Kevin Schut joins us to give a Christian perspective on video games. We breakdown the stigmas surrounding them, including violence and antisocial tendencies, asking whether or not Christians should be playing video games at all. At the same time, Kevin and Joshua discuss the positive ways that gaming has grown and how we can use that as an opportunity and a chance to evaluate our walk with God. Join us as we explore the world of gaming and how we, as Christians, should be viewing them.

 

Who’s Our Guest?

Kevin Schut on the indoubt Podcast

Kevin Schut is a Professor of Media and Communication and creator of the new Game Development program at Trinity Western University in Langley, British Columbia, Canada. He is the author of Of Games and God: A Christian Exploration of Video Games, and has written and spoken on games and a wide variety of topics, such as narrative, masculinity, and faith.

Episode Links

For more information on the new Game Development BA at Trinity Western University, click on the link or go to www.twu.ca.

Ep. 194: Video Games vs. God with Kevin Schut, author of "Of Games and God."

If you would like to read more about Kevin’s book, Of Games & God, click the link or click here.