Cage Fighting for Jesus


Here is an article that I was just sent a link to.  I find this very disturbing.  I believe in a Jesus whose goal is peace and reconciliation and I must confess that just does not jibe with this image.  What do you think?

These pastors say the marriage of faith and fighting is intended to promote Christian values, quoting verses like “fight the good fight of faith” from Timothy 6:12. Several put the number of churches taking up mixed martial arts at roughly 700 of an estimated 115,000 white evangelical churches in America. The sport is seen as a legitimate outreach tool by the youth ministry affiliate of the National Association of Evangelicals, which represents more than 45,000 churches.  Read the entire article

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  1. In the past I attended church with Rory MacDonald http://www.toshido.ca/index.html A disciplined, mild mannered and quiet young man. I wonder if the discipline is often not of spiritual nature yet I too agree, the expression is worthy of examination. This article by Richard Rohr speaks to masculine spirituality in interesting ways – http://www.malespirituality.org/masculine_spirituality.htm

  2. […] 4, 2010 · Leave a Comment I was reading this article (it was linked by Christine Sine on her blog) about ‘cage fighting for Jesus’. And I just don’t know what to think about […]

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