In this episode, Drew Dixon joins Ben and John Paul to discuss the topic of video games. They discuss the popularity of video games, how they can be used to disciple students, how to equip parents to have conversations about games with their students, how to engage this subculture within your student ministry, etc.
About Drew Dixon
Drew Dixon is the editor of Explore the Bible: Students at Lifeway Christian Resources in Nashville. He is also the editor-in-chief of GameChurch.com, a non-profit dedicated to bringing the message of Jesus’ love, hope, and acceptance into the culture of video games. He also hosts two podcasts: the GameChurch Podcast and the Christ and Pop Culture Digest. In addition to writing and editing student ministry resources at Lifeway, Drew has written for Christianity Today, WORLD Magazine, Paste Magazine, Relevant, Think Christian, and Christ and Pop Culture.
Drew and his wife Jennifer live in the Nashville area with their two daughters. Drew loves the church, students, and engaging culture for the sake of the gospel.
You can follow Drew on Twitter at: @drewdixon82.
About Ben Trueblood
Ben serves as the Director of Student Ministry for Lifeway Christian Resources and has served the local church as a student pastor for fourteen years. In addition to his role at Lifeway, Ben is involved in training, consulting, and speaking to student ministries throughout the U.S.
He is driven by a desire for student ministries to expand God’s Kingdom, to see the lives of students transformed by the gospel, and to produce students who shape the culture in which they live.
Ben and his wife Kristen have four young children. In his free time Ben enjoys family, fishing, hunting, and the St. Louis Cardinals.
You can follow Ben on Twitter at: @bentrueblood.
About John Paul Basham
John Paul serves as the Manager of Lifeway Student Ministry Publishing. He served in the local church for 10 years before coming on staff at Lifeway and has a deep passion for the work of the church and its mission to make disciples. He is married to Crystal Basham and has two boys, Levi and Titus.
You can follow John Paul on Twitter at: @Johnpaulbasham.
The Lifeway Student Ministry Podcast is designed to encourage and inform student ministry leaders at every level. Each episode Ben Trueblood will join with student ministry leaders and guests to talk about issues, both practical and philosophical, relating to student ministry and leadership. Our goal is to encourage student ministry leaders serving in the local church and to share insights learned from the student ministry community at large.