Words simply cannot describe how painful this is to watch, especially for any fan of hip hop…or Jesus.
“However, comparing modern combat sports to the Roman Colosseum–while often employed by fans and critics alike, for totally opposite reasons–belittles the actual horrors of an Empire forcing convicts and captives to literally kill one another for the amusement of bloodthirsty crowds. Such a comparison all too common (and the UFC itself did nothing to distance itself from with their “Gladiator” intro clip which began every PPV up until their recent TV deal with Fox).”
“Every Christian with inspired clarity should be able see their Lord’s pitying hand in this moment of hobbitic mercy. Mercy over judgment is the stuff of the Gospel!”
A number of Invicta fighters have been supportive of #FranksFight as well. One of them, who I’ve had the pleasure of talking with via her Facebook page, is Tecia “The Tiny Tornado” Torres who fights out of ATT in FL. Tecia was named one of the top 20 WMMA athletes of 2012 and is a rising star with championship potential. When I asked Tecia if she’d be interested in doing a charity portrait she readily agreed!
“My first thought was that this represents everything wrong with American “Christendom” and that it is so contrary to what we see in the pages of the New Testament and the history of the early church.”
“Each week I’ve been taking a look at various things many people–both Christians and nonChristians–believe about God, the Bible, theology, etc. which are not actually taught in Scripture. Various stories and interpretations of Biblical ideas have crept into the cultural psyche over the centuries, to the point of being uncritically accepted by even the most faithful and sincere followers of Jesus.”
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“In thinking about Columbus Day today, I came across the following notes from a book that I admit I have not yet read, but which seem to express very well why I don’t find much to celebrate when it comes to Christopher Colombus…”
“Please continue to keep Frank and his family in your thoughts and prayers and continue supporting #FranksFight and spreading the word!”
“A person can practice forms until their drenched in sweat and their muscles are dead. They can hit a heavy bag or makiwara target until their knuckles bleed. But if they never seek to truly engage an opponent in real relationship (be it in training or in competition), they may be able to fool people into thinking they are genuine masters, but they will never be effective at the very thing that martial arts training is supposed to develop. They’ve missed the heart of what it is they started out seeking in the first place.”