There’s a local Christian liberal arts college that has been using Crusaders as the school’s mascot from day one. Turns out now they now feel that Crusaders may not present a loving Christian image. After all, Crusaders were warmongers, warmongers fighting in the name of God, but warmongers nonetheless.
As such the school decided to change its mascot. Fair enough. Now, what to choose, what to choose…..
Do you go with something still evoking some sort of Christian image?
Knights? Well maybe to close to Crusaders.
Saints? Not sure if the Nazarene Church recognizes saints.
Disciples? Too hokey?
Maybe something relating to the awesome power of God’s creations?
Fire, Thunder, Lightning? Maybe.
Maybe the good old standby… an animal?
Sure. Lets’ see…
Bears, Eagles, Cougars, Proboscis Monkeys? Oh, WAIT! I got it…
Oh, wait. Weren’t Christians FED TO THE LIONS?
Seriously though, I don’t think they needed to change, but even with the Romans feeding Christians to the lions thing it’s an OK choice. You have the whole Bible story about Daniel safe in the den of lions, and St. Jerome who translated the Bible into Latin was supposedly kept safe by watch-lions. So I’ll let it go. But I do have to say the first thing that jumped into my head was the whole Christian Eating thing.
Good luck with the new name ENC.