Christian Fight Clubs

Neuer Trend unter evangelikanen Kirchen in den USA: Christian Fight Clubs, „Where Feet, Fist and Faith Collide.“ Ich verweigere dazu jetzt jede Meinungsäußerung, das steht für sich selbst am besten da (oder auch nicht).

Snip von der New York Times:

Mr. Renken’s ministry is one of a small but growing number of evangelical churches that have embraced mixed martial arts — a sport with a reputation for violence and blood that combines kickboxing, wrestling and other fighting styles — to reach and convert young men, whose church attendance has been persistently low. Mixed martial arts events have drawn millions of television viewers, and one was the top pay-per-view event in 2009.

Flock Is Now a Fight Team in Some Ministries, TheWeek.com: Fists for Jesus – Some Evangelical churches are using "Fight Club"–style Ultimate Fighting leagues to covert more men (via Laughing Squid)