Episode 1 Summary
- There are many different reasons someone might play video games, and almost everybody plays in some capacity.
- Humans have played games since we can remember, and video games are the digital expression of this.
- Video games can be a form of rest for many players, but we just need to be careful to make sure we aren’t trying to escape from our real lives.
Do you play games? What are the main reasons why you play games? You can use some of the reasons in the video, or reasons not included in the video!
Do you agree with the criticism that games can absorb their players drive to accomplish anything in real life? Have you seen games affect you that way or not?
In the video, we talk about the difference between rest and escapism. Which do you feel like you do more? Do you simply escape from the world or do you rest so you can jump back in?
Read the parable of the ten virgins in Matthew 25:1-13… How do you respond to this parable of waiting for the bridegroom? What do you think it means to be prepared for the coming of Jesus in modern times? Take some time of reflection and prayer and begin to identify some of the places in your life where you may have fallen asleep. What do you need to be awake to in the world around you?