I read this article recently from the New York Times. In it, the author describes one of the fastest growing church movements in Brazil: Reborn in Christ. This church movement has about 100 “chapters” all across the country.
So what makes this church so unique?
Amongst other things, fighting.
Before the sermon they’ll often have UFC style fights. After the fight is over, the pastor (who sometimes is a fighter and participant) will pick up the mic and preach to the people.
So, I suppose, this is the question: how much is too much in church?
Does anything go? Where do we draw the line? Does a church service constitute a “holy” time where reverence is due, or does it not have anything to do with holiness at all?
What do you think?
[image by Lalo de Almeida, NY Times]