Night Elf witnesses in Moonglade: WOW Evangelism


Some days I will bounce around the blogosphere, connecting to interesting posts I see on the Blogrolls of people on my Blogroll (and they say the internet is a time waster!)   I find that there are a lot of interesting blogs by young Christians.  This often makes me feel somewhat fogeyish, but it is also refreshing to get a glimpse into their world and the situations and issues with which they are grappling.

One of the more intriguing posts I have run across recently was by a young Christian on the ominous sounding site Reflections of a Broken Man. He describes how he was playing the popular MMORPG game World of Warcraft and struck up a (typed) conversation with another player.

In the midst of this conversation it comes out that she is having some life scuffles, and he admits he is a Christian. She seems interested and the next thing he knows is he’s witnessing to his Christian faith.

So much of what passes for Evangelism these days is pretty ham-handed and insensitive (“taking prisoners for Christ”), but I was touched by the genuineness and grace of this encounter, as well as the incongruity of it taking place in Moonglade by some guy behind a dopey Night Elf toon (at least that is what it looked like in the picture (above) he posted.)

For the whole post go here.

One thought on “Night Elf witnesses in Moonglade: WOW Evangelism

  1. >You feel "fogeyish" by reading blogs, and yet you know what moonglade is?! simply from the picture?And I resent the description of my night elf toon as dopey… But in all seriousness, thanks for your many kind words.And thanks also for a post that doesn't simply condemn online gaming simply because it's gaming. I had a conversation with another Christian just today about the opportunities there are for evangelism to people in online communities who would otherwise be unreached. Yours, in Christ,Stephen

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