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A Game Recommendation. A Conference Recommendation

Two recommendations today. One is for all you gamers out there. The other is for all of you.

First, the gamers.

I love a good thinking game. Portal and Portal 2 certainly come to mind. So does World of Goo. One can't forget the old classic, Myst, either. Well, I am happy to report that there's another heavy hitter in town. It's called The Witness.

While I'm not yet finished, I can say in all candor that the design is pure genius. Pure genius!

You emerge on a colorful island full of intrigue and mystery.  No people.  No critters.  Just plants, water, and themed locations (like ruins, sunken ships, etc.).  But embedded all throughout the land are a variety of puzzles that share a common thread. You have to draw lines on computer screens scattered about the island in the correct order. Sounds easy enough. Except that you have to also figure out what the puzzle requires of you; what the rules of game actually are.

As I write this, I realize how lame it sounds. But what can I say? It's awesome.  It's not annoying.  Though it will hurt your head.

So, yeah, if you have $40 burning a hole in your pocket, and you need a good escape, download The Witness.

Check out a review here.

Ok. Now on to all the rest.

If you haven't yet checked out the latest Desiring God conference for pastors and church leaders, do so. These are always worth your time. Theologically rich. God exalting. Encouraging, edifying, and challenging.

Give the sessions a look here.

Ok.  Back to my game!