As I reflect on the recent tragedy, in the death of the young man in our church in the chute of a local bull riding event, many things I have to ponder. Our bodies as Christians are to be first and foremost the temple of the Holy Spirit. When we give our lives to the Lord, we surrender our lives to Him. Where have we so learned that we as Christian can place our very lives in eminent danger by the participation of a dangerous and unnecessary hobby such as bull riding that serves no practical purpose or needed social benefit other than sheer so-called entertainment and or notoriety? What moral or good purpose does it serve? Can we place our lives at such well known risk such as this so called sport is without reaping the whirlwind? What literal difference is there in this sport, cowboy or not, that makes this unnecessary risk to life and health, any different than say toying with a deadly snake, or playing Russian roulette for sport and or money, and then saying that we are ‘giving God the praise’ if the gun hits on an empty chamber, or the snake fails to bite, and in doing so one is to win big bucks? I can understand the world, with the allurements it has for the flesh, its desire to be seen as macho, sexy, or some other purely selfish desire, engaging in such activities, but where does the child of God, one who has supposedly given their lives to the Lord, gain the impetus for such unnecessary risk taking? It would seem to me that we have gone stark raving crazy by the allurements of the world to be entertained, raised on a pedestal as being macho or tough, or to reap a fast buck by a foolish means. Does not Scripture instruct us to make our living by working with our hands? Where are the godly examples in Scripture of earning a living by such risk taking means that gains its impetus by the desire of others to satisfy some carnal desire to see others so risk their lives in foolish sport?