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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 220 - Metal Gear Solid Changed Gaming (feat. Sound of the Raign)

    Episode 220 - Metal Gear Solid Changed Gaming (feat. Sound of the Raign)

    When you discuss seminal pillars of gaming, Metal Gear Solid will always come up. In several ways, it changed the gaming landscape through creatively immersing players into the world of Shadow Moses, Solid Snake, and Metal Gears. Not only that, MGS pioneered stealth games, thrusting them into the spotlight with a cinematic flair. Despite what you may think of Kojima, it's impossible to deny the genius of the game's design.  
    But hidden underneath Metal Gear Solid is good bit of philosophy. Is violence a sport? Can love bloom on the battlefield? Can we resist our genes? Join us as we discuss this masterclass of game design as we break down Metal Gear Solid/Metal Gear Solid: The Twin Snakes.
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    YouTube: www.youtube.com/TheReformedGamers Patron: www.patreon.com/TheReformedGamers Time Stamps: 
    0:00 - Intro  2:23 - What We're Playing  27:16 - Topic  30:17 - Spoiler Zone  1:43:26 - Patron Thank You's  1:45:04 - Reco's/Outro   Check out Sound of the Raign and his music: 
    YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCX95DHO6mDCy85Vqav21hsw Twitter: https://twitter.com/SoundoftheRaign?s=20&t=sNJopvh3kyqQWfmoc_aXoQ Spotify: https://open.spotify.com/artist/7LErhoV3kr6FmQVrLjLo0j?si=EzENGmf6SROwyPZJgPB_rA  Recos! 
    Fall Guys Free For All  Zanthia: https://www.amazon.com/Zanthia-Prophecy-Nicklous-Adams-II/dp/1736799886/ref=sr_1_2?crid=35SEQVLFUMUPK&keywords=zanthia&qid=1656301399&sprefix=zanthia%2Caps%2C135&sr=8-2 The Unfinished Swan (Game)  Godzilla Against Mechagodzilla (Movie)  Shin Godzilla (Movie) 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: Patreon.com/TheReformedGamers Twitter: twitter.com/TRGPodcast Facebook: facebook.com/TheReformedGamers YouTube: YouTube.com/TheReformedGamers Website: thereformedgamers.com Discord: https://discord.gg/r4g6p4dztC

    • 1 hr 57 min
    Episode 219 - Dr. Matt Queen Discusses Evangelism, The Gospel, and Evangelism Fears

    Episode 219 - Dr. Matt Queen Discusses Evangelism, The Gospel, and Evangelism Fears

    The Reformed Gamers is the show all about theology and gaming. Every now and then, we dedicate an entire episode to something theological focused. Last year, TRG did an episode on the Gospel of Jesus Christ. Having this message is great but the next question is: what do we do with it?
    Joining Logan on this episode is Dr. Matt Queen, Associate Dean of the Roy J. Fish School of Evangelism and Missions and Professor of Evangelism at Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary. Dr. Queen also holds the L.R. Scarborough Chair of Evangelism. Dr. Queen not only talks a lot about evangelism and invests time in equipping the saints to share the Gospel but he spearheads many evangelistic efforts at SWBTS and his church. In this episode, Dr. Queen discusses the importance of evangelism, the fears that keep people from sharing, and the many ways we can share the Gospel, whether in person or online.
    You can get in touch with Dr. Queen:
    Twitter: https://twitter.com/drmattqueen?s=21&t=rigjYxXwj9I6h1p5748dYw Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/DrMattQueen You can also check out Dr. Queen's helpful resources here: http://media.swbts.edu/speaker/10/matt-queen
    Time Stamps:
    0:00 - Intro 8:58 - Recapturing Evangelism 12:27 - Why is Evangelism Important? 19:00 - Fears of Evangelism 30:26 - What is an Evangelist? 37:51 - Digital Evangelism 44:02 - Digital Evangelism’s Future 47:27 - Ways to Share the Gospel 59:55 - Reco’s/Closing 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 4 min
    Episode 218 - TRG Takes On Patreon

    Episode 218 - TRG Takes On Patreon

    It has been awhile since we have done a mail bag episode. We pitched it to the Deer Patrons to write in questions for us to answer and discuss on this episode. And they did not disappoint. Sony recently showed us an impressive show of games in a recent State of Play that was so good, we had to revisit some of it. We also discuss games we're playing like Ghostwire Tokyo and co-op games like It Takes Two. We also tried to figure out which apostle would play which game.
    Topic begins at 35:17
    Links & Reco's
    State of Play Round Up: https://blog.playstation.com/2022/06/02/everything-revealed-in-state-of-play-today/ Gris (Nintendo Switch, PC, PS4, iOS/Android) Sonic the Hedgehog 2 (Film) Find a local Escape Room and have fun Patrons! Get your write ins for upcoming episodes: Episode 220 (Metal Gear Solid) & Q&A with Skinner 
    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 37 min
    Episode 217 - The Winds of Change

    Episode 217 - The Winds of Change

    Like Playstation, TRG is Changing Playstation Plus announced it was changing things up some months ago: game trials, a 3 tier system, and classic games a la a Game Pass like service. More details have been revealed but is it worth the upgrade? Join Logan and TRG's new co-host, Micah, as they dig in.
    Timestamps
    0:00 - Intro/What We're Playing 17:55 - Topic 1:00:19 - Patron Shoutouts 1:01:37 - Reco's & Closing Reco's & Links
    PS Plus Launches in June: https://blog.playstation.com/2022/03/29/all-new-playstation-plus-launches-in-june-with-700-games-and-more-value-than-ever/ PS Plus Game Lineup: https://blog.playstation.com/2022/05/16/all-new-playstation-plus-game-lineup-assassins-creed-valhalla-demons-souls-ghost-of-tsushima-directors-cut-nba-2k22-and-more-join-the-service/ Viking Squad: https://store.playstation.com/en-us/product/UP0621-CUSA01265_00-VIKINGSQUADPS400 Uncharted movie: https://www.sonypictures.com/movies/uncharted 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 9 min
    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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    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

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!

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