chapter  8
16 Pages

Why Dichotomies Make It Diffi cult to See Games as Gifts of God

BySCOTT KRETCHMAR

Those who were raised in the Judeo-Christian tradition1 believe that God will provide . . . if not now, then later; if not exactly in the ways we expect, then in accord with God’s own purposes. But in whatever manner this drama of human need and divine Providence works out, believers still face the future with a “blessed assurance.” They encounter the uncertainties of life with a faith-based confi dence that springs from the twin promises that God’s grace is suffi cient (2 Cor. 12:9) and that nothing can separate them from the love of God (Rom. 8:35).