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The Reformed Gamers

The Reformed Gamers! The show all about theology, video games and tacos (and anything else)! Join two reformed pastors as they discuss video games from a reformed Biblical perspective. Topics range from specific video games and the themes within them or things in the world of gaming.
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Nov 23, 2020

Some Games Are Not Even Worth the Discount Price

There are a lot of games on discount for Black Friday. But not all games are worth it, even at the discounted price. Join Adam and Logan as they give you the deals you can't miss, the deals to wait on, and the deals to help with those gift cards burning a hole in your wallet.

DON'T FORGET: we are running a Black Friday sale on our merch shop this Friday! It's guaranteed to be a better experience than you trying to get a PS5 from Wal-Mart's website.

Housekeeping (9:07)

What Have We Been Playing (11:45)

Adam gets into his time with the PS5, the mind-blowing new DualSense controller, Spider-Man: Miles Morales and more. Logan begins speaking in tongues trying to describe Destiny 2: Beyond Light and gets his name blocked in Call of Duty by Activision.

What Have We Been Reading (28:12)

The guys get into Proverbs 8 and Colossians 3, discussing the importance of getting into God's Word and being thankful.

Topic (40:32)

TRG is here to help you save money. Below are the timestamps for the various deals we discuss:

  • Can't Miss Deals (44:47)
  • Hard Pass Deals (50:58)
  • Hold! Deals (1:00:26)
  • Guilty Pleasure Deals (1:05:29)
  • "What Is You Doin'?" Deals (1:10:44)

To check out the spreadsheet the guys discussed in the episode, visit this link here.

Patron Thank You's! (1:17:45)

The folks who help keep the show running! We are truly grateful for your continued support.

Reco's! (1:19:24)

  • Follow these deal Twitter accounts: Wario64, Cheap@$$Gamer
  • Play Destiny 2 with Logan on PC or Playstation

Thank you for listening to The Reformed Gamers! We would love to connect with you. Join our Discord using the link above or following us on our different social media platforms like FacebookTwitter, and Instagram.

Nov 9, 2020

How To Find Yours and What to Expect

Do you know what God's calling on your life is? Join Adam and Logan as they share their calls to ministry, what they've learned, and how God has sustained them through the entire journey.

Our TRG Merch Store is LIVE! Get your TRG apparel today and send us a picture on social media when you get yours in!

Housekeeping (3:03)

What Have We Been Playing (9:25)

Adam discusses the way of the samurai in Ghost of Tsushima: Legends multiplayer. Logan discusses his return trip to Rapture in Bioshock 2 and gushes over Pokemon Shield's latest DLC, Crown of Tundra.

What Have We Been Reading (21:46)

Adam discusses some new encouragement from Ruth and John. Logan rediscovers apologetics and shares from William Lane Craig's, "On Guard".

Topic (33:09)

God's calling on one's life can be difficult to discern. Listen in on how the guy's came to faith in Christ and later followed God's call to ministry. The guy's share some practical tips on how to discern your call while also giving encouragement for those pursuing God's call on their own lives.

Reco's (1:23:08)

  • Alone
  • "On Guard" by William Lane Craig

Thank you for listening to The Reformed Gamers! We would love to connect with you. Join our Discord using the link above or following us on our different social media platforms like Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram.

Oct 26, 2020

The Ugly Reality of War

Adam and Micah hop on the mic in this episode to discuss Sucker Punch's latest game, Ghost of Tsushima! As always with our spoilercasts, you can listen in on this episode until you are given the spoiler warning. At that point, you may choose to continue listening or hit pause so you do not spoil the game for yourself.

We are also excited to announce that our merch store is LIVE! Head on over to the shop to get your custom TRG apparel and items that make great gifts for loved ones (or yourself; holla!). You can also customize your merch with the artwork we have uploaded to truly make your TRG merch unique! If you get some merch, be sure to take a picture, post it on social media, and tag the TRG account in the post!

Housekeeping (1:54)

What Have We Been Playing (6:02)

Adam is triple-jumping his way through the Super Mario 3D All Stars Collection with no fatigue in sight! Micah and Adam also discuss how Fall Guys has changed since launch and the new things added in Season 2.

What Have We Been Reading (24:49)

Thanks to fellow contributor, Wesley, Micah has gotten into Power Rangers comics. Adam discusses some new things he has learned from reading through the book of Ruth again. Did you know this one thing about Boaz?

Topic - Ghost of Tsushima (36:46)

Ghost of Tsushima is easily one of the best games of 2020. Find out why during this section of the show. As always, the guys will give adequate spoiler warnings to help you out.

Patron Thank You's! (1:19:19)

Special thanks to all of our new Deer Patrons who signed up after the recording of this episode such as: Darryl, Xaviel, Matt, Isaac, and Jeffrey. Alongside those who continue to support us on Patreon like: Alex Castellanos, Andre Swann, Ashley Kronenbitter, Caleb Schmidt, Christopher Commander, Collin Gregory, David B, David Matthews, Derek Smith, Jake Walker, James Barker, Josh Broccolo, Kokorodaki, Mark Fromme, Matthew “White Chocolate” McDougal, Melvin Benson V, Micah Hendrick, Michael Toller, Nate McKeever, Retro Rewind Podcast, Sam White, Samuel Colunga,  Third Strongest Mole, WeathermanKeef, Wesley Rea

Reco's! (1:31:00)

  • Get ready for Mandalorian Season 2 by Watching Star Wars Clone Wars

If you're listening to the show, why not take a picture and post it to social media to let others know? Tag us in the post and we'll repost it around. You might see yourself featured on our social media account!

Oct 12, 2020

Where We're Going, We Don't Need Discs

We around a month away from the next generation of console gaming! Join us as we break down everything we know about these consoles, what has us excited, and our plans going forward.

Housekeeping (4:07)

What Have You Been Playing (8:24)

The guys hop into Super Mario 3D All Stars to discuss everything they like about the games to everything they hate. Adam also vents in Among Us and Logan obtains his final Platinum of 2020.

What Have You Been Reading (29:26)

Adam discusses loving your community. Logan digs in to Philippians.

Topic (36:37)

Is there that big of a difference between the Xbox Series X and PS5? What is there to play at launch on these systems? Is the Xbox Series X really that hot? Join the guys as they break down everything we know about these new consoles and help you decide on which one to pick up.

Reco's (1:28:17)

Thank you for listening to The Reformed Gamers! For more content, head on over to our YouTube channel and website for resources for your Christian gamer walk. You can also follow us on TwitterFacebook, and Instagram to interact with us directly and other Deer Listeners.

Sep 28, 2020

Share This With Someone At Chick-Fil-A

Hello, all of your new Deer Listeners!

Finishing up our Best Of series, Logan is joined by one of the admins of the TRG Facebook group, Steven, and his daughter. Together, they rank their Top 10 Best Games of the Xbox One. It turns out that Xbox One does, indeed, have great an impressive roster of games to check out. And most of them are on GamePass. We also share if we managed to preorder one of the new consoles.

Housekeeping (6:01)

What Have We Been Playing (8:46)

Steven talks about the new Battletoads (available on GamePass) and spending quality time in Apex Legends with his daughter. Logan terrorizes space colonies in Outer Worlds. He also gets very honest about Super Mario 64's lack of polish.

What Have We Been Reading (18:28)

Steven and his daughter discuss what they've been reading in family worship. Logan shares part of his message to students from Philippians 4:6 on anxiety and prayer.

Topic (24:19)

Perhaps you're new to the Xbox ecosystem and are looking for something to play. Maybe you're curious if you've missed something. This episode, we give our definitive Top 10 Best Of games on the Xbox One.

Patron Thank You's! (1:31:12)

As always, we are grateful for our Deer Patrons who support us on Patreon every month. Without them, our controllers would not stay charged, and Logan would cease to obtain Platinum trophies.

Reco's! (1:33:13)

  • Xbox Cloud Gaming
  • Microsoft Rewards
  • Play All the Games
  • Check Out the Website

Thank you for listening to The Reformed Gamers! For more content, head on over to our YouTube channel and website for resources for your Christian gamer walk. You can also follow us on TwitterFacebook, and Instagram to interact with us directly and other Deer Listeners.

Sep 7, 2020

The Must Play Games of the PS4 Era

As we begin getting ready for the next generation of gaming, join us as we revisit some of our favorite games of the PS4 era.

Housekeeping (4:36)

What Have We Been Playing (7:27)

Adam and Logan gush over Ghost of Tsushima's story. Adam also dives into "A Short Hike", a charming and relaxing indie title. Logan gains a new Platinum, breaks down why Destroy All Humans is perfect for 2020, and briefly goes over Manifold Garden.

What Have We Been Reading (18:32)

Adam discusses the surreal and relevant writings of C.S. Lewis' "The Screwtape Letters". Logan finished "If God, Why Evil?" by Norman Geisler and learned Norman Geisler is staunchly anti-Calvinist.

Topic (26:08)

With the PS5 on the horizon, and considering the new PS4 owners in the community, we take the time to rank our Top 10 "Best Of" games on the PS4. Let us know what yours are on our social media platforms!

Reco's! (1:21:39)

Thank you for listening to The Reformed Gamers! For more content, head on over to our YouTube channel and website for resources for your Christian gamer walk. You can also follow us on TwitterFacebook, and Instagram to interact with us directly and other Deer Listeners.

Aug 17, 2020

How do you determine right from wrong when the lines get blurry?

We are discussing one of 2020's most polarizing titles: The Last of Us Part 2. Matt Millsap of Midwestern Baptist Theological Seminary joins us to help break down the game's themes from a Biblical worldview. If you have not played the game, and don't want spoilers, finish the game first before listening. For everyone else, dive right in.

Housekeeping

What Have We Been Playing

Matt and Adam both discuss the latest Sony exclusive: Ghost of Tsushima and have a lot of good to say. Fall Guys comes up and Logan discusses what it's like diving back into Destiny 2.

What Have We Been Reading

Matt discusses Patrick Schreiner's new book, "The Ascension of Christ". Adam digs into "Abide in Christ" by Andrew Murray as he gets ready to preach. Logan gives thoughts on "If God, Why Evil?" by Norman Geisler.

Topic - The Last of Us Part 2

Normally, you could listen to the first part of this section and be okay. But since Logan forgot what is and isn't a spoiler, it's best to avoid this section entirely if you do not want the game spoiled. Don't worry, Deer Ear Protective Services will give you a heads up on when to press pause.

Patron Thank You's

Huge shout-out to our patrons who support us over on Patreon! Those Deer Patrons are: Alex Castellanos, Andre Swann, Andrew Steedman, Ashley Kronenbitter, Caleb Schmidt, Christopher Commander, Collin Gregory, David B, David Matthews, Derek Smith, Feelin’ Film, Jake Walker, James Barker, Josh Broccolo, Kokorodaki, Mark Fromme, Matthew “White Chocolate” McDougal, Melvin Benson V, Micah Hendrick, Michael Toller, Nate McKeever, Retro Rewind Podcast, Sam White, Samuel Colunga,  Third Strongest Mole, WeathermanKeef, Wesley Rea

Reco's!

  • LEGO Nintendo Entertainment System
  • Fall Guys

Thank you for listening to The Reformed Gamers! For more content, head on over to our YouTube channel and website for resources for your Christian gamer walk. You can also follow us on TwitterFacebook, and Instagram to interact with us directly and other Deer Listeners.

Aug 3, 2020

Xbox's New Offerings and a Glimpse at Their Future

Xbox recently unveiled an eclectic showing of games coming to Xbox Series X, including the hotly anticipated: Halo: Infinite! Join us this week as we discuss the showcase as well as break down Xbox's strategy for the next generation.

Housekeeping (4:19)

What Have We Been Playing (7:55)

Adam meditates in a hot spring about his thoughts on Ghost of Tsushima. Logan finally gets good in Dark Souls Remastered and hordes all the loot in Destiny 2.

What Have We Been Reading (20:05)

Adam discusses his time with a new commentary on Colossians by Warren Wiersbe. He also discusses "I Am Still Here" by Austin Channing Brown, an autobiography from a black woman's perspective growing up. Logan discusses his time going through the book of Psalms, specifically Psalms 1 about the importance of being rooted in the Bible.

Topic (30:20)

The time of next gen is drawing closer and closer! Recently, Xbox showcased a variety of games that are coming to their new Xbox platform, as well as Game Pass! We break down some of the highlights and serve up some spicy-hot takes regarding Xbox's ambitious new strategy. Plus, Logan gushes over Halo: Infinite because OH MY LANTA! A GRAPPLE HOOK?!?! LETS GOOO!!

Reco's! (1:14:42)

Thank you for listening to The Reformed Gamers! For more content, head on over to our YouTube channel and website for resources for your Christian gamer walk. You can also follow us on TwitterFacebook, and Instagram to interact with us directly and other Deer Listeners.

Jul 20, 2020

The Life and Lessons of Christian Content Creation

Get your boogie shoes on and join us as we sit down with Christian streamer and content creator, Shadeless! Shadeless has been streaming on Twitch over the last couple of years and has learned a lot. If you're looking to get into streaming, or learn more about Shadeless, this is the episode for you!

Housekeeping (3:24)

What Have We Been Playing (5:16)

Shadeless kicks things off with getting into Rocket League and potentially coming to the PS4 side of controllers. Adam discusses his time with The Last of Us Part 2 (spoiler-free). Logan gushes about Xenoblade Chronicles: Definitive Edition and adds another Platinum to his collection.

What Have We Been Reading (15:29)

Shadeless brings in something that is working on him from Life As A Vapor by John Piper. Adam gets into Measure of A Man by Gene Getz. Logan shares from Habakkuk 3:17-19 about God's goodness.

Topic (27:00)

In an ongoing effort to give the Deer Listeners what they want, we have brought on another Christian streamer! Shadeless shares about some of the lessons he learned from getting into streaming, reformed theology, undergoing a rebranding, and encourages other Christians looking to get into content creation.

You can follow Shadeless on: Twitch / Twitter / YouTube

Patron Thank You's! (1:02:46)

HUGE shout-out to our Deer Patrons who support us on Patreon: Alex Castellanos, Andre Swann, Andrew Steedman, Ashley Kronenbitter, Caleb Schmidt, Christopher Commander, Collin Gregory, David B, David Matthews, Derek Smith, Feelin’ Film, Jake Walker, James Barker, Jesse Penu, Joanne Monroe, Josh Broccolo, Kokorodaki, Mark Fromme, Matthew “White Chocolate” McDougal, Melvin Benson V, Micah Hendrick, Michael Toller, Nate McKeever, Retro Rewind Podcast, Sam White, Third Strongest Mole, WeathermanKeef, Wesley Rea

Reco's! (1:04:22)

Thank you for listening to The Reformed Gamers! For more content, head on over to our YouTube channel and website for resources for your Christian gamer walk. You can also follow us on TwitterFacebook, and Instagram to interact with us directly and other Deer Listeners.

Jul 6, 2020

Hello, Deer Listener!

2020 is been a big year for the podcast. We have seen God add a lot of new Deer Listeners. But what exactly is this show about? Join us as we break down the meaning behind the show's name, how we go about picking games to play based on our convictions, and more.

Housekeeping (4:04)

What Have We Been Playing (9:18)

Adam dives deep into the world of The Last of Us Part 2 and has some war stories. Logan gushes over Xenoblade Chronicles Definitive Edition. Like, seriously gushes.

What Have We Been Reading (26:53)

Adam takes us to church out of Isaiah 59. Logan talks about Ephesians 2's powerful reminder of who we are in Christ.

Topic (35:05)

Who are The Reformed Gamers? What does that "Reformed" word mean? How can a Christian enjoy video games? All those answered and more as we break down who we are.

Reco's! (72:17)

  • Seeds Family Worship (Scripture Memory)
  • Fixture S1
  • Steam Summer Sale
  • Take A Break
  • Godspeed (Board Game)

Thank you for listening to The Reformed Gamers! For more content, head on over to our YouTube channel and website for resources for your Christian gamer walk. You can also follow us on Twitter, Facebook, and Instagram to interact with us directly and other Deer Listeners.

 

Jun 22, 2020

Disgustingly Beautiful Metal

DOOM Eternal is one of the best FPS games to have been released and may potentially be GOTY for 2020. PastorDoostyn joins the show to break down how this game fits in with the series, the changes made in this game, and we discuss some of the themes presented in the game.

Housekeeping

What Have We Been Playing (6:25)

PastorDoostyn discusses some of the new DOOM WADs he's playing in an attempt to curb gushing about Pokemon. Logan discusses his time as a pirate in Sea of Thieves.

What Have We Been Reading (15:40)

PastorDoostyn shares about Dr. Marshall Winsor's book "LEARN Evangelism". Logan talks about sharing his favorite verse from 1 John with other students.

Topic (28:01)

Hell has invaded Earth. It is now up to the Doom Slayer to send the demons back. A strong contender for GOTY 2020, DOOM Eternal is one of the most frenetic and action-packed games ever made. Let’s discuss the game, how it fits into the franchise, some themes, our favorite moments and weapons, and more.

Patron Thank You's (1:28:15)

Huge shout-out to our Deer Patrons that keep the lights on: Alex Castellanos, Andre Swann, Andrew Steedman, Ashley Kronenbitter, Caleb Schmidt, Christopher Commander, Collin Gregory, David Matthews, Derek Smith, Feelin’ Film, Jake Walker, James Barker, Jesse Penu, Josh Broccolo, Kokorodaki, Mark Fromme, Matthew “White Chocolate” McDougal, Melvin Benson V, Micah Hendrick, Michael Toller, Nate McKeever, Retro Rewind Podcast, Sam White, Samuel Colunga, WeathermanKeef, Wesley Rea

Reco's (1:29:15)

  • LEARN Evangelism (Book)
  • Bloodstained: Ritual of the Night
  • Monuments of Mars (DOOM WAD)
  • Follow PastorDoostyn (Twitter/Twitch/TikTok)
  • Sea of Thieves
  • Steam Summer Sale (whenever it happens)

Thank you for listening to this episode! If you want to continue interacting with us and other Deer Listeners, you can follow us on Twitter, Facebook, and YouTube!

Jun 12, 2020

In a rare twist of events, Logan and Adam were able to not only watch a console reveal together, but they got Micah to come on and go over the games shown. The guys also discuss their favorite take-away moments and give their initial thoughts on the look of the PS5.

If you like what we do here at TRG, head over to Patreon to consider lending support to the show! Support as low as $1 a month goes a long way to helping us continue discussing Biblical theology and games.

Be sure to follow us on YouTube, Twitter, Facebook, and Instagram for more content and interaction!

Jun 9, 2020

Is It Really That Complicated?

PC building has been a hot topic among the community as of late. Join Logan as he returns to the podcast and sits down with an admin of the Facebook group, Zach Bucholz, to discuss some common misconceptions surrounding PC building and also share some tips. (Stay tuned after the credits to hear how Zach almost burned down his office building)

If you want to see the parts in Logan's PC, click this link.

Housekeeping (9:45)

What Have We Been Playing (11:40)

Zach has been sucked into the warp hole that is Valorant and Logan discusses Forza Horizon 4, Xenoblade, and the indie fighter, The TakeOver.

What Have We Been Reading (24:23)

Zach discusses studying the Old Testament as part of class and how he has been redeeming this time in quarantine with his wife. Logan discusses overcoming fear of COVID-19 in John Piper's "Coronavirus and Christ".

Topic (30:45)

Is building a PC difficult? Can I play from my couch? How do I know when I have the right parts? There are a lot of questions surrounding building a PC. Join Logan and Zach as they dispel some common misconceptions and share some helpful tips to get you started.

Relevant Resources:

Reco's (1:28:07)

If you like what we do here at TRG, head over to Patreon to consider lending support to the show! Support as low as $1 a month goes a long way to helping us continue discussing Biblical theology and games.

Be sure to follow us on YouTube, Twitter, Facebook, and Instagram for more content and interaction!

May 27, 2020

The Space Race Was A Lie

Pandasaurus Games upcoming game, Godspeed, is out on June 17th! We brought one of the game's creators on to discuss the game and what the Kickstarter journey has been like.

Housekeeping (2:07)

What Have You Been Playing (4:05)

It's JRPG time as Clay discusses getting into Persona 5 Royal and Adam discuss Final Fantasy 7 Remake.

What Have You Been Reading (26:54)

Clay discusses Luke 12:25-26 and peace in God during trials. Adam shares from a Art of Neighboring on loving neighbors well and living missionally in our community.

Topic - Godspeed (35:05)

Godspeed broke it's goal within hours of opening up it's Kickstarter. Since then, it's been an incredible journey and Clay discusses some of the unique aspects of the tabletop gaming industry as we approach the June 17th release date.

Patron Thank You's (1:19:53)

Thank you so much for our Deer Patrons that support us on patreon: Alex Castellanos, Andre Swann, Andrew Steedman, Ashley Kronenbitter, Caleb Schmidt, Christopher Commander, Collin Gregory, Connor Felty, David Matthews, Derek Smith, Feelin' Film, Jake Walker, James Barker, Jesse Penu, Joann Monroe, Josh Broccolo, Kokorodaki, Lava Burner, Mark Fromme, Matthew "White Chocolate" McDougal, Melvin Benson V, Micah Hendrick, Michael Toller, Nate Mckeever, Retro Rewind Podcast, Sam White, Sam Colunga, Wesley Rea

Recos

If you like what we do here at TRG, head over to Patreon to consider lending support to the show! Support as low as $1 a month goes a long way to helping us continue discussing Biblical theology and games.

Be sure to follow us on YouTube, Twitter, and Facebook for more content and interaction!

May 11, 2020

How has life in quarantine been?

Editor Note: Hey, Logan here. I edited this episode so Skinner could spend time with family (please be praying for him and his family as they grieve the loss of his uncle). If this thing sounds awful, send your hate mail to Adam's yahoo email: belieber4eva.

COVID-19 has had some long lasting effects over the past few months. There are plenty of thoughts and reactions within the gaming industry. Join Adam & Micah as they go over the different delays, product shortages, and how Final Fantasy VII Remake came at just the right time.

Housekeeping (3:00)

What Have We Been Playing (4:22)

Final Fantasy VII Remake dominates the conversation. Is it a Game of the Year contender?

What Have We Been Reading (19:25)

Micah shares with us a sermon from his church from Psalm 77 focusing on despair. Adam shares from Isaiah 26:3-4 and the hope there is for those struggling with infertility.

Topic (31:08)

No Facebook conspiracy theories here! Join the guys as they discuss the various delays and updates within the gaming industry as a result of this pandemic.

Recos (1:13:25)

If you like what we do here at TRG, head over to Patreon to consider lending support to the show! Support as low as $1 a month goes a long way to helping us continue discussing Biblical theology and games.

Be sure to follow us on YouTube, Twitch, Twitter, and Facebook for more content and interaction!

 

Apr 28, 2020

Housekeeping (2:47)

Editor Note: Retrospective on Metroid 2 is written by Wesley Rea.

WHYBP (4:00)

Micah discusses Colin Moriarty’s new game, Twin Breaker. He also discusses two big remakes that released: Resident Evil 3 and Final Fantasy 7. Adam discusses how good Call of Duty: Warzone is and him walking away from Animal Crossing.

 

WHYBR (24:29)

Micah gets into Counter-Culture by David Platt and how it’s been impacting his life. Adam reminds us about God’s purpose through His word.

 

Topic - Next Generation (35:28)

With the next generation of consoles on the horizon, Adam and Micah give an overview of tech specs, discuss some rumors, poke fun at Logan’s flip-flops, and give their predictions.

 

Patron Thank You’s (1:36:50)

Alex Castellanos, Andre Swann, Andrew Steedman, Ashley Kronenbitter, Caleb Schmidt, Christopher Commander, Collin Gregory, Connor Felty, David Matthews, Derek Smith, Feelin’ Film (new), Jake Walker, James Barker, Jesse Penu, Joanne Monroe, Josh Broccolo, Kokorodaki, Lava Burner, Mark Fromme, Matthew “White Chocolate” McDougal, Melvin Benson V, Micah Hendrick, Michael Toller, Nate McKeever, Retro Rewind Podcast, Sam White, Samuel Colunga (new), Wesley Rea

Reco’s (1:38:05)

  • Star Wars Rebels
  • 1917
Apr 13, 2020

Words aren't the only way to tell someone how you feel.

Final Fantasy VII is a staple of the gaming community. We are joined by the hosts of the Retro Rewind Podcast to discuss FF7, it's themes of war and defense, and talk about some of the things that make the series great in the special podcast cross-over event. To get even more of our thoughts on the game, check out Retro Rewind's episode.

Housekeeping

WHYBP (7:55)

Paul discusses being an X-Gamer, Francisco discusses retro goodness like Ducktales Remastered, and Logan obtains another Platinum trophy while also ranting about the Bunny Event in Animal Crossing: New Horizons. 

WHYBR (20:10)

Paul discusses some thoughts from Psalm 128 on living righteously and the fear of the Lord. Francisco discusses what he's learning from the Bible Project reading while Logan discusses building effective habits from reading Atomic Habits from a Biblical worldview.

Topic (30:37)

As always, share your thoughts with us on Twitter and Facebook (links for those channels are further down in the show notes).

Reco's

  • I Still Believe (Film)
  • Chillout YouTube Playlists for Work Music
  • Frozen 2

Follow Retro Rewind

Be sure to follow us on Twitch, Twitter, and Facebook for more content and interaction!

Mar 31, 2020

Get N or Get Out

The Nintendo 64 marked a major shift in the gaming landscape when it released. Join Adam and Logan as they discuss first experiences with the console, their favorite games, and discuss some of your favorite games. As well as other random trivia. For example, Blockbuster exclusive video games.

Housekeeping (7:25)

What Have We Been Playing (10:00)

Animal Crossing. It's been Animal Crossing: New Horizons.

What Have We Been Reading (28:47)

Adam discusses a brand new book titled "Prayer" by John Onwucheckwa along with what he has been getting out of Isaiah. Logan discusses a passage from 1 Peter 1:24-25 about how God's Word endures all things.

Topic (41:48)

The discussion of the Nintendo 64 traveled many words from our first time playing on one to Blockbuster exclusive games and a passionate rant about the greatest game of all time: Indiana Jones and the Infernal Machine.

Reco's (1:30:05)

  • "Prayer" by John Onwucheckwa
  • MLB 9 Innings (Mobile Game)
  • Jojo Rabbit (Movie)
  • Utilize social media for ministry
  • DKOldies.com

If you like what we do here at TRG, head over to Patreon to consider lending support to the show! Support as low as $1 a month goes a long way to helping us continue discussing Biblical theology and games.

Be sure to follow us on Twitch, Twitter, Facebook, and Instagram for more content and interaction!

Mar 16, 2020

Heavy Metal, Chainsaws, Oh My!

DOOM is a major, influential series in the gaming world. With DOOM Eternal releasing, now is the time to discuss the series, it's influences, themes, and more. But we're not going in on this series alone: we're joined by the DOOM expert himself, PastorDoostyn! If you have never played a game in the series before, this is the episode to listen to and get caught up.

Housekeeping (2:35)

  • Read our new articles here on the website
  • Join our Discord
  • Follow us on Twitch
  • Support us on Patreon
  • Rate/Review the Podcast

What Have We Been Playing (4:12)

PastorDoostyn talks about building his team out on Pokemon. Logan discusses Dragon Quest XI’s crazy storytelling and the new game, Bloodroots, the game where everything is a weapon, including a carrot.

What Have We Been Reading (11:40)

PastorDoostyn discusses the book “41 Will Come” by Chuck E. Tate that unpacks the different times in the Bible we the number 40/41 is mentioned. He also discusses John 15, specially the well-known “I am the vine” passage. Logan discusses reading through 2 Thessalonians, specifically a passage in chapter 3 that stood out during his reading.

Topic (18:20)

DOOM is one of the most influential series in gaming. But it’s also one with it’s own set of controversy. The guys sit down to give an overview of the overarching story throughout the games, it’s themes, and ask questions about our engagement with the games. If you have never played a game in the series, this is an episode that would be the perfect primer for the upcoming DOOM Eternal.

Patron Thank You’s!

Thank you to these lovely Deer Patrons supporting us on Patreon: Alex Castellanos, Andre Swann, Andrew Steedman, Ashley Kronenbitter, Caleb Schmidt, Christopher Commander, Collin Gregory, Connor Felty, David Matthews, Derek Smith, Jake Walker, James Barker, Jesse Penu, Joanne Monroe, Josh Broccolo, Lava Burner, Luke Strain, Mark Fromme, Matthew “White Chocolate” McDougal, Melvin Benson, Micah Hendrick, Michael Toller, Nate McKeever, Retro Rewind Podcast (new),  Ryan1701e, Sam White (new), Samuel Colunga, Wesley Rea

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Reco's!

  • 41 Will Come (Book)
  • DOOM Switch Ports on Sale in eShop
  • DOOM WADS - Alien Vendetta, Scythe, No Chance
  • Dragon Quest XI S
  • Demon Hunter (Music)
  • Dr. Pepper & Creme

If you like what we do here at TRG, head over to Patreon to consider lending support to the show! Support as low as $1 a month goes a long way to helping us continue discussing Biblical theology and games.

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Mar 2, 2020

Bad times...are just times that are bad

Animal Crossing New Horizons arrives later this month so we decided it was a good time to do an episode on the Animal Crossing series! Henshin Dad joins us to help discuss our the series and it's themes of community, capitalism, and what we can learn as Christians.

Henshin Dad

Housekeeping (3:45)

What Have We Been Playing (6:25)

Wesley discusses his year-long journey of playing through all of the Dragon Quest games, arriving at DQ6. Adam discusses playing through the Spyro games because Logan hasn't sent him Control and Outer Worlds. Logan gushes over how Dragon Quest XI has raised the bar for JRPGs.

What Have We Been Reading (24:05)

Wesley discusses reading The Hobbit with his son. Adam has been reading 1 Thessalonians 4 and shares about doing more in regards to our Christian walk. Logan shares from Romans 1 the urgency of sharing the Gospel to a lost and dying world.

Topic (39:45) *SPOILER-FREE*

This entire segment is spoiler-free because Animal Crossing doesn't really have a story to spoil.

Animal Crossing is a game that, at first glance, one would not be judged for thinking it's a goofy doll-house style game. But through a deeper inspection, you find a game that teaches basic fundamental principles for success as an adult such as managing finances, giving back to your community, and fostering relationships. Logan and Wesley discuss these themes, as well as the Biblical parallels.

Reco's

  • Ultraman
  • Learn how to juggle
  • Chosen TV Series
  • Dragon Quest XI: Echoes of an Illusive Age S: Definitive Edition
  • KIND Bars

If you like what we do here at TRG, head over to Patreon to consider lending support to the show! Support as low as $1 a month goes a long way to helping us continue discussing Biblical theology and games.

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Feb 17, 2020

My name is Commander Shepherd, and this is my favorite podcast on the Citadel.

How we made it 5 years in without doing a Mass Effect episode is beyond us but we brought on David Matthews of The Black Techies podcast to crash into a deep discussion of the Mass Effect series, it's themes, and more.

Housekeeping (2:30)

What Have We Been Playing (4:25)

David dives into the world of Control on PC and climbs the leaderboards in Call of Duty: Modern Warfare. Logan threatens Adam with snowballs. Adam finally gets into the Titanfall 2 campaign. Logan discusses how to "git gud" in Sekiro.

What Have We Been Reading (17:50)

David gets into how technology can trip us up in 12 Ways Your Phone is Changing You. Adam discusses the importance of studying the Bible and knowing it from Confronting Christianity. Logan discusses how God is the definition of creative from Ezekiel 1.

Topic - Mass Effect Series (32:18)

Mass Effect is a massive series. The guys discover a variety of topics such as the standout characters of the series and their experiences with the games. The guys also discuss the controversy surrounding the game's M-rating and the importance of our choices.

Thank You Patrons (1:22:00)

Thank you to the following patrons for supporting us on Patreon: Alex Castellanos, Andrew Steedman, Ashley Kronenbitter, Caleb Schmidt, Christopher Commander, Collin Gregory, Connor Felty, David Matthews, Derek Smith, Eric Bryant, Folic Acid (new), Gareth Evans, Jake Walker, James Barker, Jesse Penu, Joanne Monroe, Josh Broccolo, Klay Brandon, Lava Burner (new), Luke Strain, Mark Fromme, Matthew “White Chocolate” McDougal, Melvin Benson, Micah Hendrick, Michael Toller, Nate McKeever, Ryan1701e, Samuel Colunga (new), Wesley Rea

Reco's (1:23:38)

  • Check out The Black Techies podcast and on Twitter. Also follow David on Twitter!
  • 12 Ways Your Phone is Changing You by Tony Reinke
  • Lost in Space on Netflix
  • Knives Out
  • Follow TRG on Twitch

Interact with TRG on Twitter, Facebook, Instagram, Website, Twitch, YouTube.

Feb 3, 2020

Started From The Bottom, Now We Here

It's wild to think that TRG has been around for over 5 years now. Join Logan, Adam, and Skinner as they reminisce over some of the things they've learned doing the podcasts, their favorite episodes, and more.

Housekeeping (2:19)

WHYBP (4:18)

Adam discusses what it's like to be a Jedi and giving the PS Vita it's viking funeral. Skinner talks going for Platinum trophies in inFamous: Second Son and The Witness and also plays Skyrim for the very first time, in Bob's honor. Logan discusses Eternal, a free-to-play card game. Deer Listeners can try out Eternal and net some extra in-game loot via this link.

WHYBR (18:39)

Adam dives into Revelation, Skinner discusses the Decalogue, and Logan gets into attributes of God in Isaiah.

Topic (31:24)

TRG is old in Internet years but the show continues to grow by God's grace. The guys discuss some of their favorite moments of doing the show, what it's like coming on to the show, and take a look ahead at some of the things coming to TRG.

Reco's (1:21:20)

  • Once Upon A Time in Hollywod (Movie)
  • My Hero Academia
  • Ni No Kuni (Movie)
  • Eternal Card Game
  • Dr. Stone

 

Jan 27, 2020

Control is a deep game. Micah joins Logan to help unpack the different themes of the game, elaborate on what the Hiss is, how Dr. Darling's videos are key to the plot, and how a janitor is more than he appears.

If you like what we do here at TRG, head over to Patreon to consider lending support to the show! Support as low as $1 a month goes a long way to helping us continue discussing Biblical theology and games.

Be sure to follow us on Twitch, Twitter, Facebook, and Instagram for more content and interaction!

Jan 21, 2020

From Pokemon to Doom and Everything In Between

Continuing #5YearsofTRG, we brought on Christian gaming streamer, PastorDoostyn, on to discuss all things live-streaming, gaming, and Christian engagement with the platform.

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Housekeeping (4:56)

  • YouTube/Twitch Updates
  • Rate/Review the Show on your Podcast App
  • Join our Discord
  • Consider Supporting TRG on Patreon

What Have We Been Playing (6:36)

Doostyn discusses two Metroidvania games that have caught his attention: Bloodstained and The Messenger. Logan gains 3 Platinum trophies in his goal to get 20 Platinums in 2020.

What Have We Been Reading (15:00)

Doostyn discusses Clear the Stage on how we should seek God in worship, not a performance. Logan begins studying the book of Revelation and becomes confused immediately.

Topic (27:05)

Game live-streaming has grown over the past few years. Along with that growth, Christians have appeared on platforms like Twitch and Mixer to reach gamers for the Gospel. Doostyn discusses what it's been like for him, some of the opposition he faced, and where he sees streaming going in the future.

Patron Thank You (1:12:32)

Special thanks to all of our patrons who support us on Patreon!

Reco's! (1:13:55)

Jan 6, 2020

Kicking off 5 years of TRG, Marty Estes from Nintendo Dads and Youth Worker's Guide to Video Games joins Logan to discuss how ministry staff can wade the waters of gaming and help parents in the process.

What Have You Been Playing

Up first, Marty discusses how amazing Star Wars Jedi Fallen Order is. Logan discusses his recent Platinums and his time with Untitled Goose Game.

What Have You Been Reading

Marty discusses a new book by Doug Fields written to help youth pastors manage time more effectively by learning to say no. Logan finishes The Power in Prayer by Charles Spurgeon.

Topic

The guys discuss gaming within a ministry context, should M-rated games be played in ministry, one thing parents should know about gaming and more.

Recos!

  • Nintendo Switch Lite
  • Peppermint Jojo's from Trader Joes
  • Write down your 2020 resolutions/goals
  • The Power in Prayer by Charles Spurgeon

Check out Nintendo Dads and Youth Worker's Guide to Video Games! You can follow them both on Twitter through the following links: Nintendo Dads / Youth Worker's Guide to Video Games

If you like what we do here at TRG, consider supporting us on Patreon! Support as low as a $1 a month helps continue discussing gaming from a Biblical worldview and nets you extra unlocks such as early, uncut access to all episodes, behind-the-scenes content, and special roles in our Discord server.

You can connect with us on a variety of platforms such as Twitter, Facebook, Instagram, and join our Discord server to join the discussion.

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