Thursday, November 12, 2009
The sanctification of video gaming
Believe it or not, some boffins have created a downloadable Bible for the XBox 360, which can be read on screen and navigated using the buttons on your controller. It all sounds pretty nifty, with searching and bookmarking functions, as well as a presentation mode that features a larger display suitable for use with a data projector. This will be just the thing to salve one's conscience after a session of killing and destruction in Call of Duty 4. On the other hand, this application is only available if your console is hard drive equipped, and you have an Xbox live membership and broadband connection with a generous download allowance. It looks like I'll be stuck with my paper or audio Bibles for the time being. Who'd have thought that playing video games could be spiritually beneficial? My initial reaction is, "Why not?" Using this content delivery platform is a great way of making the Bible accessible to those who might not otherwise read it regularly. The medium may have changed, but the message hasn't.