Kevin Schut

Kevin Schut

  • Kevin Schut 
  • Associate professor and chair of the department of Media + Communication in the School of the Arts, Media + Culture at Trinity Western University in Langley, British Columbia
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Video games are big business, generating billions of dollars annually. The long-held stereotype of the gamer as a solitary teen hunched in front of his computer screen for hours is inconsistent with the current makeup of a diverse and vibrant gaming community. The rise of this cultural phenomenon raises a host of questions: Are some games too violent? Do they hurt or help our learning? Do they encourage escapism? How do games portray gender? Such questions have generated lots of talk, but missing from much of the discussion has been a Christian perspective.

In his book Of Games and GodKevin Schut, a communications expert and an enthusiastic gamer himself, offers a lively, balanced, and informed Christian evaluation of video games and video game culture. He expertly engages a variety of issues, encouraging readers to consider both the perils and the promise of this major cultural phenomenon.

Kevin is associate professor and chair of the department of media and communication at Trinity Western University in Langley, British Columbia. His research uses video games to investigate the intersection of communication, technology, and culture. He has published articles and chapters on video games and history, games and mythology, and evangelical involvement with video games.

Read more about this book from Spark magazine.

Presentations at Calvin College:

Of Games & God: A Christian Exploration of Video Games
Part of the: January Series

Monday, January 13, 2014  (12:30 PM–1:30 PM EST)
Covenant Fine Arts Center Auditorium

Underwritten by: Jeff & Shirley Hoogstra

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Of Games & God: A Christian Exploration of Video Games

Of Games & God: A Christian Exploration of Video Games
by Kevin Schut 

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