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Online Game Wordle Has Taken Twitter by Storm and Christians Are Joining the Fun

Wordle
Screengrab from Wordle.

Wordle is a free online game that has exploded in popularity in recent weeks. The goal of the game is to correctly guess the “wordle” of the day from the available letters provided. The game affords six attempts, and each attempt will show you how close you were to guessing the correct word.

Once they have guessed the word of the day, gamers are then encouraged to share their score with others. And they have responded en masse, with many tweeting out the results of their guesses, which appear as colored boxes.

Wordle has become a talking point on Twitter for users of all stripes, including the Twitter-based Christian community that is sometimes referred to as “Weird Christian Twitter.”

Even the former president of the Southern Baptist Convention J.D. Greear has hopped on the trend.

Along with Land Center Director Dan Darling, Christian author and podcaster Skye Jethani, and the Twitter-infamous “Church Curmudgeon.”

Wordle has also spurned theological reflection for some.

Christian author and speaker Beth Moore admits that while she loves the game, it has begun to interfere with her daily productivity.

Others are less enthusiastic, like Christian author Heather Thompson Day.

And Editor-in-Chief of Outreach Magazine Ed Stetzer.

Along with “The Rise and Fall of Mars Hill” podcast host Mike Cosper.

Others, like Dallas Theological Seminary professor John Dyer, may have stumbled onto their church’s next big sermon series.

At a time when the nation (and the Church) have experienced widespread division and turmoil, Wordle has been a welcomed, small distraction that has brought many together with jokes and friendly competition.

Try your hand at Wordle here.

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Dale Chamberlain (M.Div) is the Content Manager for ChurchLeaders.com. He is also a blogger and podcaster who is passionate about helping people tackle ancient truths in everyday settings. He lives in Southern California with his wife Tamara and their two sons.