Cage-Fighting Missionary and USAFA
Christianity Today recently had a piece on Justin Wren, one-time aspiring Olympic wrestler turned drug addict and eventual missionary to the Mbuti in Africa.
The story is interesting if you like the wrestling/MMA scene or bad-boy-turned-missionary stories. More relevant, though, was the picture Wren used at the top of his article:
For the uninitiated, that’s the interior of the US Air Force Academy Cadet Chapel in Colorado Springs, Colorado. (There’s an Olympic training center in CSprings, as well, which may explain the connection.)
The outside of the chapel is one of the most photographed buildings in Colorado, and it seems even the interior is both iconic and picturesque, which may be why Disney used it in a major animated feature, as well.
Photo credited to Willie Petersen.