The Gamechurch Podcast 94: Games Jesus Loves in 2017, Part 1

The GameChurch crew comes together to debate and decide upon what Games Jesus Loves in 2017.

Written by Jonathan R. Clauson / Published on November 30, 2017

Each year here at we post a unique top ten list of sorts: Ten Games Jesus Loves. Of course, Jesus didn’t hand down this list from on high. This is a speculative list, a result of equal parts playful and serious-minded discussion among Gamechurch writers.

On the one hand, Jesus is a real historical figure, well-documented and explored by established texts. We know quite a bit about him, actually. On the other hand, that documentation took place during a time before videogames, or any kind of mass media at all for that matter.

So it’s up to us to connect the dots, to brazenly speak for Jesus, and then to laugh it off and be like, “You know we’re kidding right?”

We want to be as transparent as possible, letting you in on the process that resulted in our very own stone tablets. We didn’t get them from spending time on a mountain with God, we got them by spending time with one another over Skype. The way Jesus always intended, we guess?

This year we had so many games to discuss that we broke the podcast up into 2 shows. Here is part 1.

Listen to The GameChurch Podcast Episode 94: The Games Jesus Loves in 2017:


Drew Dixon, Editor in Chief of

Richard Clark, Director of editorial development for  and .

M. Joshua Cauller, Co-host

Stephanie Skiles, Gamechurch Staff Writer

The following games are discussed in this podcast:

Horizon Zero Dawn
Nier Automata
Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild
Hellblade: Senua’s Sacrifice
Night in the Woods
What Remains of Edith Finch
Destiny 2
Divinity: Original Sin 2
Persona 5
Mass Effect Andromeda
Dishonored: Death of the Outsider
Wolfenstein 2
Getting Over It with Bennett Foddy
Battle Chef Brigade
Attentat 1942
For Honor
Super Mario Odyssey
Jettomero: Hero of the Universe
The Sexy Brutale
West of Loathing
Assassin’s Creed Origins
Call of Duty: WWII
So Let Us Melt
Metroid: Samus Returns
Universal Paperclip
Uncharted: Lost Legacy

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About the Author:

Jonathan Clauson started as an on-air producer and on-air talent for Clear Channel Radio. He graduated from Full Sail University and moved into marketing for EA Tiburon. He is currently the News Editor and Podcast producer for both GameChurch and Christ and Pop Culture.