WHY WARRIORS?

Ultimately, the Warrior's Path isn't about mixing a little Christianity with some basically worldly, aggressive desire to join some sort of fight club.  It's not about violence. It is not about raising a Christian militia, stockpiling weapons, hunkering down behind our barricades, and waiting for the End of Days. If you are looking for any of that, you might as well keep on looking somewhere else.  What the Warrior's Path is truly about is finding a heroic purpose and destiny within the context of total submission to the Lordship of Jesus Christ, finding out, in the words of G.K. Chesterton, that we become "taller when we bow".  

The name "The warriors path" pays homage to some key assumptions that drive our lives and ministry:

Firstly, we live out our lives within the context of a cosmic battle between the forces of good and evil. Although it is possible to ignore this fact and live quiet, self-focused lives, even such lives must be lived within the larger context of this war. The Bible clearly states that Jesus "came to undo the works of the devil", who at other times is referred to as "the Prince of this world", the one who "leads the whole world astray".   When we take into account this supernatural vision of Deeper Reality, it is safe to say that becoming a "warrior" is much more than just a religious metaphor, something that appeals to renaissance festival geeks, or a kind of fantasy escapism. 

Secondly, in an age where so many of the ancient virtues are forgotten, it is vital to accept the fact that only by having the heart of a warrior will we be able to overcome adversity, rise up, and become the sons and daughters of God that we were created to become through the restorative power of Jesus coursing through our beings.  In recent western culture, many men have found the religious activities of the church to be too feminine, or seemingly emasculating. Regaining an understanding of true Godly manhood necessitates embracing much of the warrior's heart - without degenerating into the stereotypical enthusiasm for actual physical violence. 

Finally the Warrior is actually merely a small subset of a much larger world - the world of magic and mystery and legend that IS planet Earth, when one learns to see with the eyes of the heart.  When we accept a more "Epic" attitude towards existence, we enter into a world of imagination, and romance, and myth. 

Myth is the deepest thing in life. It is deeper even than reality.
— G.K. Chesterton

In such a world as this, there is always a central place for the knight, the warrior, the hero. Popular Christian culture has done great damage to the idea of a hero, and it is vital that we take it back - first by gaining a better understanding of who Jesus really was, and second, by accepting that He has invited us to become like Him, and join Him in his epic mission of Rescue and Restoration.