The New York Times awhile back reported on Xtreme Ministries in Clarksville, Tennessee—a  hybrid church and mixed martial arts academy:

The goal, these pastors say, is to inject some machismo into their ministries—and into the image of Jesus—in the hope of making Christianity more appealing. “Compassion and love—we agree with all that stuff, too,” said Brandon Beals, 37, the lead pastor at Canyon Creek Church outside of Seattle. “But what led me to find Christ was that Jesus was a fighter.”

Watch part two here, read the full article here, and visit the Xtreme Ministries website here.