I recently wrote about my thoughts on the use of violence as a way to entice youth into youth ministry programs. Darren at Digital Orthodoxy contacted me to share his essay on the same topic. It's an excellent read:
Jesus lead a life of peaceful activism, a life of freeing slaves (of the culture and religion and politics around them) and who preached a time where there would be no violence, where the poor would be blessed, the deaf hear, the blind see, the grieving celebrate. And when we compare the two, the violent games with the peaceful life and discipleship of Jesus we find a huge discrepancy.
Check out the full text here.