The Game of Life

Audio / Produced by The High Calling


Saving a life is no game—or is it? Orrin Hudson believes the game of chess rescued him. He was in high school and running with a dead-end crowd when a teacher challenged him to a match.

Orrin played, and something happened. From a board game, he learned that choices have consequences. He learned to anticipate decisions and improve their outcomes. Now, after years as a state trooper, he heads Be Someone, a project to help other young men change their lives. He's again using chess to teach strategy, victory, and wisdom from defeat.

This is Howard Butt, Jr., of Laity Lodge. Can a game save a young man's life? Yes—a game . . . and someone who cares enough to teach it—in the high calling of our daily work.

Do you not know that in a race all the runners run, but only one gets the prize? Run in such a way as to get the prize. 1 Corinthians 9:24