Flock Is Now a Fight Team in Some Ministries

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    Is it me, or is this pretty fucked up? Fight Club for Jesus? Granted that Jesus is said to have taken a whip to the capitalists in the temple, but extreme fighting as a path to spirituality seems a bit strange.

    Flock Is Now a Fight Team in Some Ministries

    In the back room of a theater on Beale Street, John Renken, 37, a pastor, recently led a group of young men in prayer.

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    “Hard punches!” he shouted from the sidelines of a martial arts event called Cage Assault. “Finish the fight! To the head! To the head!”

    The young man was a member of a fight team at Xtreme Ministries, a small church near Nashville that doubles as a mixed martial arts academy. Mr. Renken, who founded the church and academy, doubles as the team’s coach. The school’s motto is “Where Feet, Fist and Faith Collide.”

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    Recruitment efforts at the churches, which are predominantly white, involve fight night television viewing parties and lecture series that use ultimate fighting to explain how Christ fought for what he believed in. Other ministers go further, hosting or participating in live events.

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    Ever heard of the Templars?
     

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