Crossfit Is Showing Christians How to Suffer Together

That idea of shared suffering is an important element for faith communities to consider. Often, churches, mosques, temples and synagogues work hard to make their gatherings easy — easy to park, easy to find a seat, easy to get coffee and enjoy yourself. But most of those faiths also teach that true devotion is hard. It involves suffering, surrender, accountability and sacrifice; all things that are part of the CrossFit experience.

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Do Large Churches Face Heightened Risks?

"The nature of [the Christian] concept of the flesh is that we are bent toward being self-preserving and self-exalting. Somehow that bent gets fed and flourishes as we become more visible to an approving public," he said. "Leading a very large church can be extremely difficult to do well, and almost dangerous from that standpoint."

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