The Church Nerds use "Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them" to launch into a discussion on how to discover people who may be misunderstood, but have so much to offer - in the world at large and in the church body.
With social media and news dominated by the Depp/Heard trail, it makes us think about scandal and rumors and why they fascinate us. The Church Nerds ask: How does our faith affect whether or not we watch, listen, or take part in these things?
We all know that one nerd who knows so much about their fandom that having a conversation with them is no fun. The Church Nerds ask if Christian apologists fall into this same problem? When and where are the best times to teach apologetics and how can we avoid weaponizing them?
The Church Nerds explore the importance that stories take in our lives, from the allegories we find in our favorite fiction to the inspiring testimonies of how Christ has transformed our lives.
The Church Nerds discuss "Hillsong: A Megachurch Exposed", "The Rise & Fall of Mars Hill", and several other recent church scandals - including what could have stopped these scandals long before they even became scandals.
This week the Church Nerds draw off of the real-life experience of Bubba losing his voice and not being able to communicate. They take a hard look at how we not only communicate non-verbally with each other, but also how God communicates with us when we can’t hear His voice as clear as we would like to.
Bubba & Anna discuss disagreements within fandoms that, when you get down to it, aren't really all that important in the grand scheme of things. And, of course, if we tend to do this over our fandoms, we certainly get tempted to argue the same way over doctrine and faith.
Well… we did it. We held our very first online con, and we think it was pretty dope. We had great speakers from some of our favorite people in nerd culture missions, played a metric ton of games both in-person and online and I’m pretty sure I ate my body weight in beef sticks. How was LTN Con Online received and what were some of our favorite moments? Well, that’s what we want to talk about this week on the Free Play podcast.
Fire Emblem: Three Houses is essentially a teaching sim that encourages us to invest ourselves in the hard but rewarding work of meeting people's needs.
Knowing how to teach board games well to others takes practice and skill. Jeshua Horca offers four tips to bring your teaching to the next level.