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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 223 - Pros and Cons of Digital & Physical Video Games

    Episode 223 - Pros and Cons of Digital & Physical Video Games

    With the recent report that almost 80% of games purchased on PS4 & PS5 are digital, on top of recent reports of games being delisted, it's caused some concern about the future of digital in gaming spheres. This week, we discuss the pros and cons of both digital and physical, the fear of a future where we own nothing, and why Twitter is a weird, weird place.
    Time Stamps
    0:00 Intro 2:07 Housekeeping 4:54 What We're Playing 32:20 News Round Up 46:00 Topic 1:30:10 Recos/Closing News
    The next Tomb Raider could have Lara Croft ‘leading a team of tomb raiders’... and be lesbian (https://www.videogameschronicle.com/news/the-next-tomb-raider-could-have-lara-croft-leading-a-team-of-tomb-raiders/) Listen to the Sacred Symbols Clip Here (https://youtu.be/uq4owTrd5ms?t=1756) Sony refuses to be drawn on whether it could raise the price of PS5 (https://www.videogameschronicle.com/news/sony-refuses-to-be-drawn-on-whether-it-could-raise-the-price-of-ps5/) Relevant Reads
    Nearly 80% of All PS5, PS4 Games Are Bought Digitally (https://www.pushsquare.com/news/2022/07/nearly-80percent-of-all-ps5-ps4-games-are-bought-digitally) Nintendo’s Mastery of Physical Game Sales Hides Limited Digital Growth (https://www.nintendolife.com/features/talking-point-nintendos-mastery-of-physical-game-sales-hides-limited-digital-growth) Welcome To 2030: I Own Nothing, Have No Privacy And Life Has Never Been Better (https://www.forbes.com/sites/worldeconomicforum/2016/11/10/shopping-i-cant-really-remember-what-that-is-or-how-differently-well-live-in-2030/?sh=1fdc866a1735) Jump Force is Getting Delisted Today, Available at Big Discount for Limited Time (https://gamerant.com/jump-force-delisted-shutting-down/) Why your digital games collection isn’t yours to own (https://www.techradar.com/news/the-double-edge-of-digital-games-and-changing-ownership) Delisted Metal Gear games will return to digital stores “soon” (https://www.trueachievements.com/n50355/metal-gear-solid-games-relisted) Recos!
    Speed Limit (PC, Xbox, Switch, PS) Good Burger Gunpla! 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 39 min
    Episode 222 - How My Wife Got Into Gaming

    Episode 222 - How My Wife Got Into Gaming

    A question that comes up from time to time within the TRG community is, "How do I get my wife to play video games". Well, today I (Logan) sat down with my wife to ask her what games she enjoys, how she got introduced to gaming, and how is it that she is so much better at games than I am. We also go over some of our favorite memories gaming together, which is often at my expense. (Look at the art for this episode, for example)

     
    New Content

    The Next Game for Hollow Knight Fans
    Trails 3 Review
    Time Stamps

    0:00 - Intro
    3:57 - Housekeeping
    19:40 - Topic
    1:04:56 - Patron Thanks
    1:06:09 - Recos!
    Reco's!

    Libby (App)
    Fall Guys
    Games to Play with Your Spouse

    Portal 1 & 2
    Mario Kart 8
    Overcooked 1 & 2
    The Quarry
    Until Dawn
    Halo
    Stardew Valley
    Escape Academy
    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 12 min
    Episode 221 - The Fall of Gaming

    Episode 221 - The Fall of Gaming

    As we reach the midway point of summer, we take a look to the upcoming Fall line up of gaming. There's a lot coming but how much of it is actually interesting? Is there anything we're looking forward? Join us as we revisit a question submitted in Episode 218 and gauge your interest in what's coming our way.
     

    Time Stamps:

    0:00 Intro
    2:05 Housekeeping
    2:30 Logan's Controversial Trails 3 Review
    6:10 God of War Ragnarok Date Announced
    11:05 Kojima Falsely Accused
    14:38 New Kirby Game Announced
    17:50 What We're Playing
    36:42 Topic
    1:23:37 Recos/Closing

    Links:

    How Trails 3 Became My Favorite in the Series https://youtu.be/mTYenTmALug
    God of War Ragnarok Date Announced https://twitter.com/PlayStation/status/1544667847548354563?s=20&t=woO3y_0ywUdoDp6ccLPAaw
    Kojima Falsely Accused https://kotaku.com/shinzo-abe-assassin-killer-kojima-greek-news-confusion-1849157839?utm_campaign=Kotaku&utm_content=1657302087&utm_medium=SocialMarketing&utm_source=twitter
    New Kirby Game Announced https://twitter.com/NintendoAmerica/status/15468441715788718082022 Video Game Release Calendar https://www.gameinformer.com/2022
    Recos!

    Descenders (Available on Game Pass)
    Spy x Family (Anime)
    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
    #gamingpodcast #hideokojima #godofwarragnarok

    • 1 hr 31 min
    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.
    Want MORE TRG Content?
    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

Customer Reviews

4.9 out of 5
116 Ratings

116 Ratings

Cal'Zen ,

Deer Listeners

Awesome podcast. When I discovered you guys two years ago, I went back and listened from the very beginning. Now it’s a bummer because only one episode comes out at a time. Love to see what the future holds for TRG. Keep it up, you have a lot of supporters out here!

Words are hard, but TRG goes harder!

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!

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