It’s been a while since I’ve written anything personal here on my blog. I decided not to focus too much time here because of the fact that I write for much bigger websites than mine. Let’s face it, I get over 1000+ views on Geeks Under Grace while I get about 20 or 30 when I post here.
One thing I never wrote about is why I write what I write. I have never written my story about why I even decided to start this blog in the first place, and that’s something very important on my heart. I’ve been writing since I was in middle school, but put it on the back burner for years. I tried writing several Christian topics that I had learned from going to church, listening to sermons and reading many books over the years but I did nothing with all that work. It just sat on my hard drive, and I honestly wasn’t sure how to get people to read articles from a guy who has no biblical credit (seminary, bible school, no Christian family history, etc).
I have been given several words of knowledge (someone prayed for me and shared what they felt God was telling them) that God wanted me to continue to write, but I had no idea how to express that. I’ve prayed several times in my life, asking God what could I do with all this knowledge of video games, anime and other geeky experiences. How can I glorify God with a PS3, watching an anime season or going to a con?
The idea came to me that I could start writing about these with a biblical viewpoint, or how God intersects in this sub-culture. There were already a few other places doing this, so after reading through how they were going about it, I just let loose and wrote a ton of stuff. A lot of my earlier articles are pretty bad in my opinion, as they are short and don’t solidify my points very well. It’s just random thoughts that I had on various topics, and I had nobody to stop me!
I love to write because I can see people’s lives changed, or at least give them something to think about. I pray that whatever I write, they would find Jesus Christ in my words. I want every post to stir a conversation with my readers so we can grow and learn from each other. I want to see people who enjoy these geeky habits know God and knowing that it’s ok to be Christian and a geek. You can still watch that episode of The Flash or pick up your Wii remote and play Legend of Zelda, and God isn’t going to hate you for it.
From what I’ve read (not experienced) the church isn’t very friendly to geeks, they don’t understand them, or it’s the “devil”. True, there are many demonic or tempting activities out there, just like any media (TV, internet, music, etc) but we have to learn how to navigate it through God’s eyes. My purpose in writing is to change all of that in the spheres of influence that I can. Whether that’s strengthening another believers faith to bringing new people to know Christ personally, or just being a place where you can learn more about certain games, that’s my goal.
I’m not sure how long I will be writing articles, though I see myself publishing books and other printed material soon. I’ve even been offered to help write some ministry material to offer to churches, so I am praying for opportunities like that to come through. Definitely though, I want gamers, geeks, otaku, geeks, nerds and anyone else to know that God loves them and that Jesus Christ died on a cross for their sings and rose again for us to have eternal life through Him. If it wasn’t for His grace, love and mercy I wouldn’t be where I am today nor have the opportunity to write to you today.
God bless you my reader. I hope you will enjoy my writings, but most of all, that they will lead you to examine your life and know the will of the One who formed you, cares about you, and wants you to know Him personally.