Aaron Eaves on "Dungeons & Dragons," Role Play Gaming, and Spiritual Experiences

Episode Notes

Host Rev. Cory Bradford-Watts talks with Aaron Eaves, a seminarian of the Unitarian Universalist tradition, about how the storytelling aspects of gaming and religion can help us experience God and grow spiritually.
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In this episode of the Transcendiots webcast we talk with seminarian student and artist Aaron Eaves about how the self-expression, role playing, and world building that takes place in storytelling games like "Dungeons & Dragons" is woven together with ministry, religion, and spirituality.


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Rev. Cory Bradford-Watts is an ordained minister with the Swedenborgian Church of North America and a member of the Swedenborg Foundation board of directors. His current ministry includes leading and officiating the Swedenborgian Online Community—an affirming interfaith group that meets weekly to grow in love and wisdom online. Cory was exposed to many different religious traditions growing up, but had little personal belief in Divinity. Then, after experiencing a mystical near-death experience as a young adult, he started to sense the spiritual qualities of life and developed a belief in the Creator. He eventually found himself drawn to the pluralistic, Christian nature of Swedenborgianism, and answered the call to uplift others wherever they're at, no matter their creed or culture.


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