Our guest blogger Samuru is here once again and he is sharing with us. This time he share his take on bible studies and why they are great to engage with online. He also shares a list of online gaming bible study devotionals, basically gaming communities that are having fellowship, check out the post and check out his site for more info.
Samuru – Since I’ve used the internet I have interacted with online communities whether it was way back in the day with chat rooms, forums or email. The one that I feel I connect the most to has been Discord. I recommend several of them that I myself am a part of or am familiar enough to know they are a safe place to chat in. One event that I noticed is natural to come up in faith-based communities is the desire to either start a bible study or some other form of discussion regarding the topic of belief. I joined several of them to connect with other believers and fellow gamers even though I am part of a church, it’s a rather large one and I don’t have that daily interaction that I can get with a Discord group.
I even help lead one of them over at Beneath The Tangles, the largest Christian anime blog where I am also on staff. It’s been a blessing to discuss the scriptures, pray for others, and go over questions that people have about faith or topics they don’t understand in the bible. Some of these bible studies are more interactive where they would want you to talk and be part of the conversation, others are larger like the one at BtT where you don’t have to say a word. Instead, you could type out your thoughts or just stay on mute and listen.
Since I had never found a post or some of other list that put together some of these online studies that were happening weekly, I decided to make my own and hopefully lead a few people to them that are looking for one.
Whether your an introvert or an extrovert (I’m in the middle), everyone desires to be in some kind of group or community where we can talk about what we like and express our ideas and doubts. Below I am going to list out a few of the bible studies that I have found to be helpful to myself and to others, so check them out or leave me a message in the comments or via email if your unsure. Again, you don’t have to show your face if you aren’t comfortable, and if you are a teen or younger, I would speak to your parents first before you join any group…….
Bible Studies For Gamers (And Non-Gamers) Online