Episode 113 – The Fourth Commandment (Ten Commandments, Part 4)


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Our Ten Commandments series returns with the Fourth Commandment: “Remember the Sabbath and keep it holy.” Before we get to that, however, we have a bit of business to go over and a bit of catching up to do. We spend a little time discussing our Patreon support, since we haven’t updated listeners on that in a while. Grant’s learning Korean, and blogged about that a bit; and Jenny needs to issue a correction regarding the Battletech game she described in the previous episode. After all that’s out of the way, though, we tackle a big question from Patreon supporter Richard, who asks us about our favorite RPG characters.

All that taken care of, we dive headfirst into the Fourth Commandment. Why is this in the list of God’s commandments? What does “keep the Sabbath” actually mean, and for whom? And how does this idea of holy, restorative rest apply to our games and our lives?

Mentioned in this episode: Jack McDevitt; J. Ellsworth Kalas’s The Ten Commandments from the Back Side; our Weekend Reading series; and Stardew Valley.

Scripture: Exodus 20:8-11, Nehemiah 13:15-22, Mark 2:23-27, Acts 1:10-12

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