Mo. Church Offers ‘Easter In The Octagon’ Service

Not to sound like a Grumpy Old Man, but in my day Easter Sunday church services were not meant to be “fun”: they were hour-long dissertations on the Crucifixion and Resurrection of Jesus Christ. For me as a kid, they were nothing more than a distraction from hunting for Easter eggs or jamming my face full of ham and pounds of chocolate.

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Perhaps I would have had a different feeling about Easter services if I had grown up in Missouri and went to the Spirit of St. Louis Church, which is apparently quite a bit hipper than the church I attended in Fresno. The RIVERFRONT TIMES reports that this year for Easter, its pastor Tom Skiles is hosting “Easter In the Octagon: The Ultimate Fighter“, which features Jesus forcing The Easter Bunny to tap out in the second round due to a triangle chokehold.

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