About Me, the DMP

Jesus d20“I’m a perfectly free lord of all, subject to none.”

As a baptized child of God, I can do all things through Christ who strengthens me. One of those things happens to be: Play Dungeons & Dragons like a boss.

“I’m a perfectly dutiful servant of all, subject to all.”

As a baptized child of God, I’m also called to follow Jesus, to carry the good news of God’s Kingdom to the ends of the Earth, and to participate in God’s mission of love for the entire cosmos. One of the ways I do that happens to be: Serve the Church as a congregational pastor.

This blog is about how these things meet.

  • Where my lordship meets my servanthood.
  • Where my identity and God-given ability meets my activity in God’s proclaimed mission.
  • Where Pastor meets Dungeon Master, and following Jesus meets tabletop fantasy role playing.

I have a hunch that these things have more to say to one another than you might think.


♠ Martin Luther, The Freedom of a Christian.

♠ Philippians 4:13

I’m a pastor in the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America, but the views and opinions on this page are my own and are not meant to be representative of the ELCA. For more about the ELCA go to http://www.elca.org/


6 thoughts on “About Me, the DMP

  1. Hi,
    I am a Minister with the United Church of Canada in Victoria, British Columbia. I also DM a long ongoing 4th ed D and D game and have been playing on and off for 30 years. I am very excited to see this retreat and while I cannot make it I would be very interested in offering something similar in this neck of the woods. Would you be open to discussing a sharing of resources or planning ideas?
    Melanie Ihmels


  2. Howdy, I’m living in Paris, Texas and was also wondering if we might coax you from the cold north to come down to run a retreat in the future after this initial one, probably closer to the Dallas/Ft. Worth Area.
    In the mean time, would you pray about recording your workshops and sessions for release and I would also be interesred in buying any of the materials that you do produce for this event. In case you can’t find time to come down, we have already been talking about doing something like this here.
    I am currently running a Pathfinder game as an outreach with Young Life, as a way to find the students that were like me, and couldn’t get to go to big gatherings of folks to play sport things. I love taking the think I obsessed about as a young, lost student, and turning it to glorify God and make relationships with students that were like me.
    I have passed this around to several pastors in the area, Dallas & one in West Texas, we all agree it’s a little far, but will support you in prayer.
    Let me know if there is anything else we could do.
    Jed I.


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