Blame This Shocking Photo on Lynn

8 09 2009

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She made me do it.

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Patching the Evangelical Soul or Just Bearding It?

8 09 2009

UPDATE: Parents’ Advisory before you open the comments! — if you are naive or painfully prudish, or just “not in the mood” today, don’t. 😉

Why All the Little Beards? at Killing the Buddha:

How is the emerging evangelicalism likely to differ from the old?

One difference stands out at first glance. Picture [Saddleback’s Rick] Warren alongside several other emerging leaders. . . They share a clear mark of distinction from the old guard: a patch of facial hair around their chin. . .

But what is the intended significance of this makeover? Why change the visual representation of America’s most influential religious tradition in this subtle, stubbly way?