Tag Archives: Grand Theft Auto

When Parents Plea: “My kids and their video games!”

Video games have become the plight of many parents. I’ll go on record to assume that all parents who are dealing with this issue are doing their best to manoeuvre themselves within this field of entertainment. Many people are asking a very important question: What do I do with the video games my kids (or friend, husband, wife, nephew, niece,… Read more »

Video Games: Why Christians should care

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Ever since the conception of this Reasoning Gamer ministry I’ve noticed a recurring response by many Christians. If I put out a blog that has the title: Can You Play A Video Game For God’s Glory?[i], what many people see is: “Play A Video Game” or even just “Video Game”. As a result, many Christians may give a “shunning hand-wave”… Read more »

Being Close To The Game or Close To God

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One question that could be asked by Christians when it comes to doing extracurricular activities is whether or not the activity in question brings the Christian closer to Jesus. This has been applied to many forms of extracurricular activities, but let’s narrow our focus to video games from here on in. A question that a Christian may ask a fellow… Read more »

Is It A Sin To Play Grand Theft Auto?

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We’ve all had it done to us. We sit down at the kitchen table to eat dinner, grab  a fork in one hand and a knife in the other, then “ding dong!” – a door-to-door salesman interrupts dinner. You grunt in frustration, assuming that all  they are going to do is try to sell a useless trinket. You answer your… Read more »

If It’s Not Right With You, Don’t Play It.

I have written a few articles on how Christians can play video games. I thought it would be good to write on how Christians shouldn’t play video games; perhaps this will satisfy those people who believe I’m essentially a heretic for playing video games, that I am actually still a Christian; as I am not advocating for everyone to play Grand… Read more »

Which Is Evil, The Video Game or The Heart? 

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Many people, Christians and non-Christians alike, have concerns about video games like Grand Theft Auto (GTA).  Those concerns may be valid – video games like GTA are known for their less-than-child-friendly content; content that includes, but is not limited to, murder, theft, physical assault and so on. As a result, many people think video games like the famous (or infamous)… Read more »

Is it sinful to play video games?

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I thought I’d address a topic where Christians seem to be either unsure or against. This concerns whether a Christian should play video games given that some of the most popular video games have violence in them. They’re oftentimes dark (Dark Souls), graphic (Grand Theft Auto), sexual (Grand Theft Auto again) and have the player primarily participate in those acts… Read more »

God Is Not A Gamer: How is God related to the evil in our world?

One of the biggest questions that people have when it comes to issue of faith in God is understanding how His existence relates to pain and suffering. Pain and suffering are two of the biggest stoppers, for many people, to putting faith in God. Christianity asserts that God is all-powerful, all-knowing, and all-loving. These three assertions, however, have been scrutinized… Read more »

The Mark of A Wise Person

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There are several distinctions between you, as a human being, and NPC’s – also known as Non-Player Characters, the pixilated characters in video games. The biggest distinction however between you, a human being, and an NPC is that you have wisdom and they do not. What is wisdom? First let’s address what wisdom is not. Wisdom is not experience:  Terms… Read more »

Is The Christian Life The End Of Freedom?

Ask any ol’time video gamer and they’ll tell you that video games have made more than a mere change over the decades. It isn’t just the real life graphics and auditory ambiance that separate modern video games, like Rockstar Games’ Grand Theft Auto 5, (GTA5) from Bertie the Brain, (BTB) (the 1950 lightbulb-backlit, four meter tall, arcade game that only… Read more »