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“Nerd Culture Ministry” Articles

NCMU 14 | Jon Rush & Grinding as a Gaming Pastor

In this episode Jon Rush, gaming pastor at elevation church, joins Bubba to talk about His journey to from aspiring professional halo player to helping to lead and develop nerd culture ministry at one of the largest churches in the US. Join the conversation as they look at ways to increase your accountable influence by raising the bar for expectation and excellence.

NCMU 13 | Johno & the Collegiate Level Ministry in ESports

In this episode, Mark talks to John "Johno" Merrit, ESports Director at Oklahoma Wesleyan university, about his testimony and how God called him to nerd culture ministry at the collegiate level.

NCMU 12 | MmamaLlamaFace & the Gospel Work in Livestreaming

In this episode Bubba talks with Jaclyn S Parrish, Director of Marketing at South Western Theological Seminary and keynote speaker at the 2023 Nerd Culture Ministry Summit. Join the conversation as Jaclyn speaks on the importance of community and how dungeons and dragons can help people find friendships in the places they already are.

NCMU 11 | Jaclyn S. Parrish & the Friendship-Building Power of D&D

In this episode Bubba talks with Jaclyn S Parrish, Director of Marketing at South Western Theological Seminary and keynote speaker at the 2023 Nerd Culture Ministry Summit. Join the conversation as Jaclyn speaks on the importance of community and how dungeons and dragons can help people find friendships in the places they already are.

NCMU 10 | Mike Erre & Reaching an Emerging Generation

In this episode we hear from Mike Erre, teaching pastor of Journey Church in Brentwood, TN and host of the Voxology podcast. Listen in as he and Mark talk about how the church tends to lag behind when it comes to reaching an emerging generation.

NCMU 9 | Luke & Asia Filipiak and Living the Married Twitch Life

In this episode we hear from Luke and Asia Filipiak, a married couple highly involved in Nerd Culture ministry both with Love Thy Nerd as an organization and through their own personal livestreams.

NCMU 8 | Steve Valdez and SavePoint Ministries

In this episode of the NCMU Podcast, we hear from Steve Valdez of SavePoint Ministries about his youth pastor roots, calling into nerd culture ministry and how he connects people online to physical nerd-friendly churches.

The One Resource to Rule Them All | The Resource of LTN Resources

Love Thy Nerd aims to be an hub of information for nerds and nerd culture. Our resource lists range from tough topics to explorations of specific fandoms. Here, we have created a listing of our Resource Lists (as well as a few stand alone resources).

Nerds and the Church | The Complete LTN Resource List

By recognizing and embracing the shared values of inclusivity, community, and the pursuit of knowledge, churches can tap into the vast potential of nerd culture to foster meaningful connections, inspire dialogue, and cultivate a welcoming space for all individuals.

Rise & Shine, Nerds 1 – 4 | Church v. Nerds

Radio Matt & Deidra premiere LTN's brand-new daily morning show - Rise & Shine, Nerds - by discussing Church Culture and Nerd Culture, the times these two communities have come to blows, and what we can do to help mend these fences. Plus, nerdy news, marital advice, an "Office" quiz, and get to know Deidra!