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?