“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 has two passions: writing fiction, and celebrating art — music, cinema, photography, literature — through writing and teaching. He is the author of a “memoir of dangerous moviegoing” — Through a Screen Darkly. And his four-novel fantasy series, The Auralia Thread, which begins with Auralia's Colors, was published by Random House. He speaks at universities and conferences around the world about understanding art through eyes of faith. He is earning his MFA in Creative Writing at Seattle Pacific University, where he has worked for 11 years as an editor, writer, and communications project manager. His work has been recognized in The New Yorker, TIME, The Seattle Times, IMAGE, Ravi Zacharias International — and Christianity Today, where he served as a film journalist for more than a decade. He recently began a weekly column called "Listening Closer" for Christ and Pop Culture.


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