Normally I am a little sceptical with events/ groups who place "Christian" in front of their event. I see it as a marketing ploy or a means to kind of justify "grey area" behaviour... such as the Christian Naturist Camp I posted on ages ago...
However, this is legit and needs to be congratulated! My new blogging pal, Jonathan B from Stranger in a Strange Land gave me the heads up to the Christian Wrestling Federation Its a full on ministry that uses wrestling as an introduction for the good news:
The Bible says we are to use unique and different ways to reach people for Christ. This is what the CWF is all about... reaching people in a unique way. With wrestlings' popularity at an all-time high, many people can be reached...Wow! The future is plural...and all avenues should be pursued!
Where I'm from wrestling has a reach - a few of the young guns in my church are/ were WWF fans. Personally, I don't get it - its like a brutal form of ballet... but hey, its not for me to get - I'm not their target audience. For me it was always the green Hulk and not Hulk Hogan!
You can just imagine the pre-game banter between folk like "Jesus Freak", "Angel", "Jonah", "Jeramy Jett" and "Impressive Antony"...
Jesus Freak: "When I get there... I said when I get there... I am going get in that ring and just heep a whole bowl of love on that dude, Angel"I'm only joking... I certainly don't want any of them hunting me down - big, big guys!
Angel: "Not if I get there first... I am gonna whoop his butt with ma forgiveness"
JF: "Who you kiddin' fool... I love you more!!!"
A: "No way, fool... If anyone's gonna do the lovin'... its gonna be me!!!" etc etc
Putting this in perspective, here's 1 Corinthians 9:19-22 (the Message)...
"Even though I am free of the demands and expectations of everyone, I have voluntarily become a servant to any and all in order to reach a wide range of people: religious, nonreligious, meticulous moralists, loose-living immoralists, the defeated, the demoralized--whoever. I didn't take on their way of life. I kept my bearings in Christ--but I entered their world and tried to experience things from their point of view. I've become just about every sort of servant there is in my attempts to lead those I meet into a God-saved life. "It might seem funny/ strange/ alien to you but some folk really dig wrestling... so check it out and give the CWF your support.
Thanks Jonathan for the heads-up. Keep up the good work, bro.