First Third Conversations

Learning the Language of Gamers

By Rachel Schwenke, Children, Youth and Family Program Assistant

How can the language of faith be communicated in a relevant way for gamers? Can the truth of the Bible intersect with the gaming language many use on a daily basis? Here's a few ideas of how to use this lingo IRL (that's "in real life" for you newbs).


"Jesus said, 'I am the REZ and Cheal. If you are on my team, you will never Perma D.' "

(John 11:25, translated to game-speak)

  • REZ: Short for resurrect
  • Cheal: Complete Healing.
  • Perma D: Permanent Death. In gaming, when a player's character dies and does not return to life.

"I had an epic GF, FTW."

(2 Timothy 4:7, translated to game-speak)

  • Epic: Describing the extreme difficulty of an encounter or quest
  • GF: Good Fight
  • FTW:  For the win

“When your HIL, medding on the LORD provides FH. The LORD makes you uber l33t.”

(Isaiah 40:31, translated to game-speak)

  • HIL: Health is low
  • Medding: Resting to get your mana back
  • FH: Full Health
  • Uber: German slang for 'super', originally meaning 'over'. Exceptionally powerful.
  • L33t: A numerical translation for "elite" pronounced "leet".


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