If you wanted to find a topic which divides opinions and interest, I think computer games is up there! If you don’t play games, I’d be willing to bet you have doubts they serve society in a positive way. And even for those of us who play games, I think there’s often a mix of feelings – we can argue that they’re good for ‘down time’, they teach problem solving skills and they can be a forum for socialising (we need to reach nerds as well). But it’s hard to deny that games, for many, are time vortexes, sucking hours that could otherwise be spent more fruitfully!
So should we as Christians, who have surrended our lives to Jesus, be using our (his) time to play games?
I think to answer to this, we need to ask a more foundational question – am I living my whole life for Jesus and his kingdom? Or are there idols (eg. comfort) which need to be pwned (killed)?
Have a read of this article for some helpful thoughts on the topic.