What can you do with something old and that cannot be re-invented for new audiences?

Follow Nintendo.

Yes, that’s right.  Nintendo’s next move is the “Labo,” which is not a new gaming system, but a new initiative to re-design “gaming” with their existing Switch.  Labo emphasizes the possibility for a gamer to make, play, and discover, using (of all things) cardboard.

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There are two core insights to consider for ministry here based on quotes from Nintendo of America President Reggie Fils-Aimé:

  • “We do believe that there will be experimentation that some of these communities will do on their own. And from our perspective that’s a good thing.” (Toronto Sun)
  • “We see this as helping in our quest to broaden the audience for Nintendo Switch.” (The Verge)

Here’s PASTORIA’s bottom-line reflection for ministry:

In what ways does your ministry encourage and expect people to make, play, and discover their experience of faith on their own?

 

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