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Ethan Burson, Northwest Christian's eSports Coach:  Does the Virtual Violence within Video Games Produce Real World Violence?

Ethan Burson, Northwest Christian's eSports Coach: Does the Virtual Violence within Video Games Produce Real World Violence?

Update: 2022-01-24
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Within the recent trial of Kyle Rittenhouse, which ended in an acquittal, there was a surprising moment in which the prosecutor started a line of questioning with the defendant, inquiring about his interest in "Call of Duty", a "first person shooter".  The very clear suggestion was that there is a link between the virtual violence within that particular game and the real world violence of which Rittenhouse was being accused.

In today's Kingdom Culture Conversation, we talk with Ethan Burson, a middle school Bible teacher at Northwest Christian School.  Ethan is also the coach of the Northwest Christian High School eSports team.  As part of the the Arizona Interscholastic Association, Northwest Christian's eSports team competes against other high school throughout the state within games like Super Smash Bros., Rocket League, Overwatch, and others.  At the same time, through the High School Esports League, the team competes in Call of Duty tournaments.

Is it responsible for the school to encourage students to play these sorts of games?  Does video game violence propagate violent behavior in the real world?  Today's conversation will cause you to think--and, undoubtedly, everyone will have an opinion!

"Kingdom Culture Conversations" is a podcast created through Frameworks, a Biblical worldview initiative of Northwest Christian School.

For more information on Frameworks, please visit:  https://frameworks.ncsaz.org/

For more information on Northwest Christian School, visit:  https://www.ncsaz.org/

To reach out to Geoff Brown, please email gbrown@ncsaz.org or you can reach him by cell phone:  (623)225-5573.

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Ethan Burson, Northwest Christian's eSports Coach:  Does the Virtual Violence within Video Games Produce Real World Violence?

Ethan Burson, Northwest Christian's eSports Coach: Does the Virtual Violence within Video Games Produce Real World Violence?

Frameworks, a Biblical worldview initiative from Northwest Christian School