23 Sep '14, 9pm

Here's a review of Fight church I did for @rachelheldevans

Here's a review of Fight church I did for @rachelheldevans

“Can you love your neighbor as yourself and then, at the same time, knee him in the face as hard as you can?” This is the question that mixed martial arts (MMA) instructor Scott Sullivan asks during an interview featured in the new documentary, Fight Church. Fight Church documents the growing number of churches, upwards of 700 by some accounts, that are incorporating mixed martial arts into their ministries. The documentary, which was produced by Daniel Junge and Bryan Storkel, follows a number of pastors (yes pastors) who not only promote MMA ministries at their church but are also fighters themselves. When I was asked to review the film, I’ll admit my left eyebrow went up. High. The idea of two grown men climbing into a caged ring in the name of Jesus seems absolutely ludicrous to me. Throughout the movie you regularly hear some variation of the refrain, “I fight for the...

Full article: http://rachelheldevans.com/blog/fight-church-nate-pyle

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