“Video games become accessible playgrounds in a world where many physical playgrounds are no longer safe. There are dangers in this digital playground and we need to educate ourselves about those dangers.” – Drew Dixon
“Many teenagers best friends are the people they game with.” – Drew Dixon
Drew Dixon is the team leader for student ongoing Bible studies at Lifeway Christian Resources in Tennessee and co-founder of Love Thy Nerd. Drew has been speaking and writing about video games for more than a decade. He has written for Christianity Today, Relevant magazine, World Magazine, Christ and Pop Culture, Think Christian, in the Christian Research Journal. Drew travels to gaming and nerd conventions all over the country to share the love of Jesus. Drew, his wife, and three children live in the Nashville area where they love hiking, biking, and playing board games.
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 Instagram and Twitter at: @bentrueblood.
About Nathan Howard
Nathan serves as Project Coordinator for Lifeway Students. and has served in student ministry for 15 years in a variety of roles from volunteer leader and student pastor in the local church to working with student pastors at the associational level. “Producer Nathan” helps facilitate student ministry training through the podcast, Youth Ministry Booster, and other outlets and also served on FUGE camp staff for six years, four as camp director, before joining the team full time. Nathan enjoys baking, video games, and officiating sports.