Do you ever find yourself wondering what to do with your life? Where you fit in? I do – and I may be more pre-occupied about it than I should be. But here I am, forty-five years old with a good career in technology doing things that I really enjoy. But, it somehow seems like it’s not enough you know? Like somehow I’m missing out on what I’m supposed to be doing with my life. That’s why I enrolled at Seminary a year ago. I’m going to take my time going through school and enjoying the classes. I’m not in a terrible rush. I’m fascinated about the Bible and how it came to be. I am so curious about the languages and cultures that the Bible was written in. I enjoy teaching children – especially in a large group setting.
I also enjoy video games …. a lot. I have landmark memories based around video gaming. I’ll never forget the first time I experienced The Legend of Zelda – it was on a borrowed Super Nintendo (so which game was on that system all you gamers who may be reading this). I remember going into the castle and rescuing Zelda, then escaping into the Sanctuary. I can still hear that music playing. I thought I had beat the game but soon learned that was only the beginning. I still had several dungeons to go through until I finally faced Ganon and won. But it still wasn’t over! It turned out there was a dark world that needed a hero. I was that boy hero. I was Link during those moments. That’s just one memory out of so many. That’s what video games can do. For a short while they can take you outside of yourself and you see the world differently.
So why not. Why can’t I combine those great moments from classic and modern games with my love of theology? Can I find little snippets of truth in some of these games? So stay tuned to this blog. I’m starting with the game Okami..