G&G Staff


Gaming & God was never meant to be just a place for me to write my thoughts on God and video games, but rather as a haven for others in the same space. There are so many other perspectives on this topic that I want the world to read and learn from, and I hope you will discover them from our team members. Below you can learn a little bit about our staff and read their content, visit their social media or blog, podcast, etc.

Mighty writers, social media wizards, prayer warriors, or rogue webmasters are some positions I hope to fill so we can give the gospel of Christ to more people. As I add staff, this page will be a place to highlight them and any projects they are working on as well.

If you would like to be part of the team, please contact me here or via Twitter / Facebook.

For requirements or more details, please see this post.

Ecclesiastes 4:9-10

Two people are better off than one, for they can help each other succeed. 10 If one person falls, the other can reach out and help. But someone who falls alone is in real trouble.


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Samuru – Owner, Writer

Mike is the owner of Gaming & God. Born in the Big Apple (NYC) and raised in sunny Miami, FL. He is a husband, teacher, and writer. Growing up with an NES controller in his hand, he only put it down in exchange for a different one! He’s on staff at Beneath The Tangles, which is a large anime blog. Bridging the gap between God and video games is his passion, so gamers can know Christ and not feel guilty for enjoying games!

 


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Andrea – Writing Team

Andrea is a dyslexia teacher who enjoys gaming, reading, playing with her pugs, and always learning something new about the world around her. Follow her on Twitter @HopePlayandLove to get new insights on games, and films, among other things.

Recommended Articles:    GAMING WITH PURPOSE: HOPE, PLAY, LOVE

THAT DRAGON, CANCER: AN ESSAY ON THE IMPORTANCE OF GRIEF

EXPLORING MYST: A FIRST-TIME PLAYER’S EXPERIENCE


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J.R. – Writing Team

My name is Jason Sommerfeldt, but everyone knows me as J.R. I am first and foremost a child of God who has been blessed with a beautiful family: a wife of 13 years, two sons and a daughter. I am also blessed to have worked as the Senior Pastor at Central Baptist Church in Quincy, Illinois for the last 3 years. Being a life-long gamer, I have sought to connect gaming with my faith, and not the other way around. In my pursuit to do this, I write for multiple online publications including Christ Centered Gamer, The Well-Red Mage, and my own website featuring gaming devotionals, Up, Up, Down, Down Devos. I am currently working on my first book, The 8-Bit Gospel: Seeing Christ Through World’s Most Popular Video Games.

 

Recommended Articles:    TO DOOM OR NOT TO DOOM


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ShinyKamon – Writing Team

My name is James, but I also go by ShinyKamon, Kamon, Shiny, Bon… it’s a long list of names that’ve been used for nearly 15 (or in some cases more) years. I’ve been a lifelong gamer, but I also enjoy learning about history, mythology, and baseball. Outside of my full-time job as an experienced IT technician, I have worked on writing fantasy stories, and learning to develop games. I presently live in Texas with my wife and two children. I love having philosophical conversations about nearly any topic (even politics) and try very hard to be quick to listen and slow to speak. I can be easily contacted on discord which I am nearly always around, as well as on twitter and by email.


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