The results are in! We asked: Do you think video games like "Halo" should be part of regular youth ministry activities? You responded:
- Sure, if it helps get teens in the door. 18% (11 votes)
- Video games are fine as long as they are not violent. 51% (31 votes)
- Video games have no place in youth ministry. We have better ways to use our time with youth. 20% (12 votes)
- How about a game of Twister instead? 11% (7 votes)
I have to admit I was in the 20% that said "no video games, no way, no how!" But I'm swayed by the 51% who do see ways video games can be a positive factor in youth ministry, much as a night of bowling or a hayride may be. At home I have one of those retro Atari game consoles that has a bunch of the ancient video games from the 80's. If you've got "Pong!" what else do you need?