We’re very happy to welcome Dan Repperger of Fear the Boot as a guest host for this episode! Dan isn’t just a founding host of one of the longest-running RPG podcasts out there; he’s also a deacon in his church, and well-versed in theology. He’s also a lot of fun to have as a guest host. Dan joined us for this episode to discuss a topic he brought up himself: Running fantasy games with a Christian mindset and with respect for Christian beliefs. As usual, Peter’s in-depth show notes will be up soon.
We also want to remind everyone that while we’ve reached our first goal for PEG Partners already, we’re not done yet! We’d like to raise $250.00 by the end of December if at all possible — the children PEG Partners helps definitely deserve it, and the Saving the Game community has already proven to be remarkably generous. If you haven’t paid much attention to our fundraiser yet, check out our Razoo.com fundraising site or our own page explaining PEG Partners and what they do.
1 Chronicles 29:17-18
1 Corinthians 12: 4-11
1 Corinthians 13:1
1 Corinthians 1:26
2 Kings 9
“And what is art but the soul’s reflection, however imperfect, of the Light that gives it life and definition? This is supremely true of story art. In stories, the subconscious mind gives voice to some of its most deeply cherished longings. In Myths and legends, men and women make desperate attempts to tell one another who they are, why they are here, where they are going, and what they are meant to do. The Tree revealed within our stories has its roots deep within the human heart.
That’s why stories make such promising hunting grounds for spiritual treasure seekers. At least writer G.K. Chesterton thought so. And it was precisely the human connection between story art and the image of God in man that led him to this conclusion. ‘He who has no sympathy with myths,’ said Chesterton, ‘has no sympathy with men.’” -Jim Ware from God of the Fairy-Tale
“The value of myth is that it takes all the things you know and restores to them the rich significance which has been hidden by the veil of familiarity.” -C.S. Lewis