“Confessions of a Cage Fighter”

I’ve been intrigued by the conversation swirling around this provocative article that was published at The Other Journal: “The Confessions of a Cage Fighter: Masculinity, Misogyny, and the Fear of Losing Control.”

Matt Morin’s article does pick on one particular pastor. But that is, in part, because that particular pastor has made himself impossible to ignore on on this issue, and because he influences so many other leaders. 

I’m not sharing this as an attack on that pastor. I’m posting this in hopes of questioning a certain kind of theology that I’ve seen poison the conversation about faith, leadership, and what it means to be a Christian.

Read the whole thing, and then I encourage you to share it with your church leaders.

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About Jeffrey Overstreet

Jeffrey Overstreet is the author of a “memoir of dangerous moviegoing” called Through a Screen Darkly, and a four-volume series of fantasy novels called The Auralia Thread, which includes Auralia’s Colors, Cyndere’s Midnight, Raven’s Ladder, and The Ale Boy’s Feast. Jeffrey is a contributing editor for Seattle Pacific University’s Response magazine, and he writes about art, faith, and culture for Image, Filmwell, and his own website, LookingCloser.org. His work has also appeared in Paste, Relevant, Books and Culture, and Christianity Today (where he was a film columnist and critic for almost a decade). He lives in Shoreline, Washington. Visit him on Facebook at facebook.com/jeffreyoverstreethq.


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