In light of the Pokemon Go craze that's endangering the safety of some gamers, and the many violent-natured shoot 'em up games like the Call of Duty and Battlefield series, one can't help but wonder: should Christians play such video games?
In a July video blog, Arizona-based Trinity Church Pastor Mark Driscoll answers whether or not it's godly for believers to play video games, and the pastor's first bit of advice is to pay attention to one's conscience.
"If your conscience is bothering you, then you've got to pay attention to that," says Driscoll. "The Bible talks a lot about our conscience in the opening chapters of Romans, places like Proverbs — that God has given us a conscience, and in addition to His Word and the Holy Spirit, God has given us a conscience to help us be sensitive to things that are ungodly or unwise. So, I would say if your conscience is bothering and burdening you, then you really need to pay attention to that." more >>
Pokémon Go is the latest mobile game craze and Christian public relations expert Hunter Frederick says as thousands try to virtually catch their favorite Pokemon, many churches are capitalizing on the floods of people who are traveling to their parking lots to find Pokemon.
The value of Nintendo's business has doubled since the release of Pokémon Go and according to Frederick, so has the traffic in church parking lots throughout America. The aim of Pokémon Go is to catch a virtual Pokémon that has been superimposed into the real-world. As users move around a virtual map on their smart phone while they walk through the real world, they can capture creatures and then train the Pokemon and battle them against others at Poké Gyms.
Poké Gyms are actual landmarks where players congregate and play around each other. Frederick told The Christian Post that given the number of people who've been randomly showing up around churches throughout the country, he believes church staff should use it as a ministry moment to share Jesus through acts of kindness and hospitality. more >>
An iPhone 6 case designed to tell its owners that its data is being watched has been invented by Edward Snowden.
Former CIA employee and computer profession Snowden together with hardware hacker Andrew "Bunnie" Huang invent the "introspection engine" to alert the owner that its mobile data has been compromised whether via WiFi, Bluetooth or cellular connection.
"Introspection Engine" - How it Works more >>
A fresh new leak reveals that Apple's iPhone 7 Rose Gold will sport a bigger camera.
Apple is reportedly going to launch three iPhone 7 models instead of two and the Rose Gold version is found to sport a bigger camera. While the normal iPhone 7 is bigger than the predecessor, the iPhone 7 Plus is expected to be much bigger with a twin cam setup.
iPhone 7 Rose Gold with Bigger Camera more >>
Along with the arrival of June was the release of Sony's 2016 Budget Phone- the Sony Xperia E5. The freshly released device with a price less than half of the previous Sony Xperia XA certainly turned some heads in the smartphone community, leading to the necessity of a review tackling its specs, features, price details, and much more.
"Overwatch" PlayStation 4 and Xbox One players can now play the new support sniper Ana Amari on the consoles.
Ana was announced last week as the newest addition as one of the support heroes in "Overwatch." She is confirmed to be Pharah's mother and was one of the original founding members of Overwatch when it was in its infancy stages. However, the addition of Ana in the consoles has been causing gameplay troubles for players.
'Overwatch' PS4, Xbox One Ana Addition and Hero Balancing Updates more >>