'Fight Church' Documentary Features Mixed Martial Arts (MMA) In Evangelical Christianity

A new documentary called 'Fight Church' showcases Christians who, according to Gawker, like to "pummel each other in the name of Jesus."

The documentary, which is still in production, focuses on the unusual presence of Mixed Martial Arts (MMA) within Evangelical Christianity and explores the inherent tension of such a violent practice inside the church.

The Fight Church trailer above offers up some choice quotes such as: "The greatest examples in scripture of Jesus is as a fighter, that is the kind of Jesus that I would want to serve."; "My hope is that through the fight I can create a relationship with the person I am fighting and extend Christ to him."; "I'm gonna go in there and rip this kid's head off."; and the ultimate question: "Can you love your neighbor as yourself and at the same time knee him in the face as hard as you can?"

The Fight Church Facebook page describes the documentary as "following several pastors and popular fighters in their quest to reconcile their faith with a sport that many consider violent and barbaric."

The film is being directed by Academy Award winner Daniel Junge and Bryan Storkel, and produced by Film Harvest.

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