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The Reformed Gamers! The show all about theology, video games and tacos (and anything else)! Join two reformed pastors as they discuss specific video games, or news related to video games, from a Biblical perspective in order to glorify God through gaming.

The Reformed Gamers Logan Sharp

    • Religion & Spirituality
    • 4.9 • 116 Ratings

The Reformed Gamers! The show all about theology, video games and tacos (and anything else)! Join two reformed pastors as they discuss specific video games, or news related to video games, from a Biblical perspective in order to glorify God through gaming.

    Episode 216 - The Real Message of Final Fantasy VI (feat. Jon Harrison)

    Episode 216 - The Real Message of Final Fantasy VI (feat. Jon Harrison)

    Final Fantasy 6 is one of the greatest JRPGs of all time, released in the SNES era. The game has a strikingly darker and more somber tone than the rest of the games in the series. But is that really what the game is about? Jon Harrison (author of Mastering the Game) sits down to break down the game's themes, hidden easter eggs, and more.
    Timestamps
    0:00 - Intro 04:52 - What We're Playing 17:00 - Topic 1:26:34 - Closing Reco's & Links
    Playseat Challenge: https://www.playseatstore.com/playseat-challenge.html Logitech G923: https://www.logitechg.com/en-us/products/driving/g923-trueforce-sim-racing-wheel.html Stormlight Archive: https://www.brandonsanderson.com/the-stormlight-archive-series/ Jon Harrison's Book: https://www.amazon.com/Mastering-Game-Video-Games-Success-ebook/dp/B00UCRYILS Episode 201 - Learning Life Lessons from Video Games with Jon Harrison: https://youtu.be/aQN7_G7XoHs Support TRG
    As always, if you like what we do here at TRG, consider supporting the show over on Patreon to net yourself perks like early, uncut access to every new episode! Link to our Patreon is below!
    Connect With TRG
    You can catch up with TRG by following us on Twitter, Facebook, and join our Discord server for community game nights!
    Patreon: www.Patreon.com/TheReformedGamers Twitter: www.twitter.com/TRGPodcast Facebook: www.facebook.com/TheReformedGamers YouTube: www.YouTube.com/TheReformedGamers Website: www.thereformedgamers.com Discord: https://discord.gg/r4g6p4dztC

    • 1 hr 33 min
    Episode 215 - The Good and Bad of Elden Ring (feat. PastorDoostyn and Regener8d Radio)

    Episode 215 - The Good and Bad of Elden Ring (feat. PastorDoostyn and Regener8d Radio)

    Rise, Tarnished.
     

    Elden Ring is easily the biggest game to have released in 2022 yet! So big that I brought on PastorDoostyn and Gregg, from Regener8d Radio, to help discuss the game. This is Doostyn's true foray into the Soulsborne genre and Gregg's played these style of games for years. They each bring their unique perspectives to the discussion as we discuss the good and bad of Elden Ring.

    Secret Links:

    Secret Link 1: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hETwUsjJsjY
    Secret Link 2: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qPPzVnrKZk8
    Jump straight to the topic: 19:14

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    Follow Regener8d Radio

    Twitter: https://twitter.com/Regener8dRadio
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    Support TRG
    As always, if you like what we do here at TRG, consider supporting the show over on Patreon to net yourself perks like early, uncut access to every new episode! Link to our Patreon is below!
     

    Connect With TRG
    You can catch up with TRG by following us on Twitter, Facebook, and join our Discord server for community game nights!

    Patreon: www.Patreon.com/TheReformedGamers
    Twitter: www.twitter.com/TRGPodcast
    Facebook: www.facebook.com/TheReformedGamers
    YouTube: www.YouTube.com/TheReformedGamers
    Website: www.thereformedgamers.com
    Discord: https://discord.gg/r4g6p4dztC

    • 1 hr 55 min
    Episode 214 - What Makes Sea of Thieves Amazing (feat. ParrotMode)

    Episode 214 - What Makes Sea of Thieves Amazing (feat. ParrotMode)

    Sea of Thieves has come a long way since it's initial launch in 2018. In 2022, Sea of Thieves is growing to be one of the top multiplayer gaming experiences available. Joining me on this episode is friend of the show, Jonathan, aka ParrotMode. We discuss some of the new additions to the game, some of the things that keep people coming back, and share tips for new players.
    Secret Links
    Link 1 Link 2 Follow ParrotMode!
    Twitch Twitter YouTube Time Stamps
    Housekeeping (6:30)
    What We're Playing (8:56)
    Topic (32:00)
    *Note about this section: the first few seconds, my (Logan) mic acted up and sounds muffled. It returns to normal after a few minutes into the section.
    Reco's (1:12:35)
    Tunic (Available on Xbox GamePass) BackBone One FextraLife Elden Ring Builds Read The Stormlight Archive books by Brandon Sanderson Support TRG
    As always, if you like what we do here at TRG, consider supporting the show over on Patreon to net yourself perks like early, uncut access to every new episode! Link to our Patreon is below!
    Connect With TRG
    You can catch up with TRG by following us on Twitter, Facebook, and join our Discord server for community game nights!
    Patreon: www.Patreon.com/TheReformedGamers
    Twitter: www.twitter.com/TRGPodcast
    Facebook: www.facebook.com/TheReformedGamers
    YouTube: www.YouTube.com/TheReformedGamers
    Website: www.thereformedgamers.com
    Discord: https://discord.gg/r4g6p4dztC

    • 1 hr 27 min
    Episode 213 - Putting Down the Controller (feat. Jesse Knopp)

    Episode 213 - Putting Down the Controller (feat. Jesse Knopp)

    Video games are a great hobby. It’s one of the few forms of entertainment that truly allow us to immerse ourselves in new worlds and go on adventures. But sometimes, we need to put the controller down in order to wrestle with the battles in our own lives. Jesse Knopp, everyone’s favorite goofball admin of TRG’s Facebook group, sits down to discuss how God used a game like Dark Souls to show him that the true battle didn’t lie within the game, but within his own heart. Time Stamps
    WHYBP 7:31 Topic 15:40 Patron Thanks 1:09:19 Reco’s 1:10:44 Secret Links
    Stuck in Elden Ring? Secret Link Support TRG
    As always, if you like what we do here at TRG, consider supporting the show over on Patreon to net yourself perks like early, uncut access to every new episode! Link to our Patreon is below!
    Connect With TRG
    You can catch up with TRG by following us on Twitter, Facebook, and join our Discord server for community game nights!
    Patreon: www.Patreon.com/TheReformedGamers
    Twitter: www.twitter.com/TRGPodcast
    Facebook: www.facebook.com/TheReformedGamers
    YouTube: www.YouTube.com/TheReformedGamers
    Website: www.thereformedgamers.com
    Discord: https://discord.gg/r4g6p4dztC

    • 1 hr 19 min
    Episode 212 - Matt Millsap's Dissertation on Video Games & Theology

    Episode 212 - Matt Millsap's Dissertation on Video Games & Theology

    Dissertations are a massive undertaking. Many say it’s the equivalent of writing a book. In order to obtain a Doctorate Degree, it’s one of the things you have to complete. For Matt Millsap, he wrote his dissertation on the theological engagement of video games. You read that right. We also spend some time discussing the preservation of games, US copyright law, and Nintendo’s ever persistent problem of forsaking their legacy. 
    Time Stamps
    WHYBP 4:20
    Topic 9:40
    Reco’s 1:24:34
    "A Student's Guide to Gaming" by Reagan Rose Metroid Dread - Rookie Hunter Mode STEM Project: Cotton Ball Launcher STEM Project: Compression Project Support TRG
    As always, if you like what we do here at TRG, consider supporting the show over on Patreon to net yourself perks like early, uncut access to every new episode! Link to our Patreon is below!
    Connect With TRG
    You can catch up with TRG by following us on Twitter, Facebook, and join our Discord server for community game nights!
    Patreon: www.Patreon.com/TheReformedGamers
    Twitter: www.twitter.com/TRGPodcast
    Facebook: www.facebook.com/TheReformedGamers
    YouTube: www.YouTube.com/TheReformedGamers
    Website: www.thereformedgamers.com
    Discord: https://discord.gg/r4g6p4dztC
    Secret Links
    Secret 1 Secret 2 Secret 3

    • 1 hr 32 min
    Episode 211 - Shin Megami Tensei V Is Not What You Think

    Episode 211 - Shin Megami Tensei V Is Not What You Think

    SMT has been around for a long time, dating back to 1987 with Digital Devil Story: Megami Tensei on the Famicom. As a matter of fact, this is the series that gave us Persona. With SMT V released fairly recently on the Nintendo Switch to glowing reviews, it’s time for us to discuss the game’s themes of false gods, worldly pursuits, and come to find out that this game isn’t so different from the MCU.
    Time Stamps
    Secret Links 5:48 Secret Link 1
    Secret Link 2
    Secret Link 3
    WHYBP 6:56 Topic 24:39 Spoilers 52:02 Patron Thanks 1:40:23 Reco’s 1:42:46 Patron Thank You's!
    A huge thank you for the Patrons who supported TRG in the month of February: Alex Castellanos, Brandon Buonacorsi, Caasi, Chris Freeman, Christopher Commander, Darryl Tavares, David Henderson, David Matthews, Derek Smith, Jake Walker, Jeff Jackson Jr., Jimmy Changa, Jonathan Harrison, Josh Broccolo, Kiefer Winborn, Kokorodaki, Luke Strain, Mark Kozlowski, Matt Edwards, Matthew “White Chocolate” McDougal, Matthew Millsap, Melvin Benson V, Micah Hendrick, Michael Toller, MrButts, Nate McKeever, Paige Pinson, Retro Rewind Podcast, Ryan1701e, Sam White, Savon Pena, Third Strongest Mole, Travis, Vincent Yu, WeathermanKeef, Wesley Rea, Xaviel Medina
    Reco's!
    Bakuman Digimon Ghost Game "A Student's Guide to Gaming" by Reagan Rose Watch Demon Slayer Check out the shows this episode's guests host:

    Backlog Breakdown
    Henshin Dad
    Support TRG
    As always, if you like what we do here at TRG, consider supporting the show over on Patreon to net yourself perks like early, uncut access to every new episode! Link to our Patreon is below!
    Connect With TRG
    You can catch up with TRG by following us on Twitter, Facebook, and join our Discord server for community game nights!
    Patreon: www.Patreon.com/TheReformedGamers
    Twitter: www.twitter.com/TRGPodcast
    Facebook: www.facebook.com/TheReformedGamers
    YouTube: www.YouTube.com/TheReformedGamers
    Website: www.thereformedgamers.com
    Discord: https://discord.gg/r4g6p4dztC

    • 1 hr 52 min

Customer Reviews

4.9 out of 5
116 Ratings

116 Ratings

That on guy Bob ,

TRG

This is my favorite podcast by far! I am a gamer dad and a reformed Christian. This show blends gaming and faith in a way that is so entertaining. I gain so much encouragement from these guys and I look forward to listening to them for years to come.

MattCrumbley ,

Apparently, I never rated this...

It's one of my favorite shows. They've done a great job of weaving in deep, spiritual content with video games. The sound quality is excellent, and the guys make listening a lot of fun!

Jagged logging job ,

Is it possible!?!?

Thanks for doing the seemingly impossible and not making Christian entertainment cheesy. Too many Christians are afraid to use the fun gifts that God has given us, like video games, to show that God is fun and not a boring God. Love the Godly advice you give (especially the what your reading segment) and really love that this is equally entertaining me and challenging me in my walk with God. Would love to play some games with you guys one day and hope to see the podcast grow for the glory of God!

PlayStation gamer tag - Captainisaac7
Xbox gamer tag- Patterson5143

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