'Tame' modern Christian men encouraged to play 'Barbarian Games'

Published: Sunday, May 25, 2014 at 02:17 PM.

Attendees will meet at Lifepoint's parking lot early Saturday morning and return on Sunday morning. The outdoor event will take place at an undisclosed, in-county private property.

So, what's the purpose behind the games?          

Well, the modern Christian man is very "tame" compared to biblical figures, Smith said.

"The Barbarian Way: Unleash the Untamed Faith Within," a book by Christian author Erwin Raphael McManus, inspired The Barbarian Games.

Its underlying message?

"We are men; we should be sincere about who we are," Smith said. "The men in the Bible were brave and courageous."

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