Have you heard of Pastor Fashion?
Yes, this is real. For realz. Fo shizzle.
Granted, at first view, I didn’t think it was real but some smart satire or at least some sort of bad church version of Punked. And then you realize it’s real and then, you don’t know if you should laugh or cry or repent or pray or go shopping or all of the above.
Honestly, I’m not trying to be a hater. The creator of Pastor Fashion, Pastor Ed Young, seems to be a great guy and a fabulous leader but I’m just not feeling it.
But maybe you are.
What do you think?
Here’s the vision of Pastor Fashion:
Pastors aren’t typically known for their fashion. Most people don’t think of the runway leading up to the pulpit. But why not?! Why can’t the men and women of God set the standard for the rest of the world in fashion as well as faith? That’s why we’re launching PastorFashion.com. We want to set the trends.
Check back with us regularly, as we’ll be posting things like what not to wear, fashion tips, the latest trends and so much more!
We’re not trying to be like the world…we just want to be fashionable while we try to change it! Have fashion tips, things you’ve seen done (whether right or wrong)? This is the place we’ll keep the conversation going and the trends growing!
I have couple things to say:
1. Pastors like everyone else have a level of vanity. You might not think that I do based on the same jeans I wear for about 30 straight days but I do. I admit that I can be vain.
But the truth is we’re all vain. We might not have our own website but we are vain. Look in the mirror and tell me you’re not vain.
Only two people weren’t vain in my opinion: Jesus and John the Baptizer.
Jesus was perfect so that’s just not a fair example so John the Baptizer gets the winner for most humble and least vain. The dude practically wore nothing and ate bugs. Ding Ding: We have a winner.
2. We’re not always called to be trendy or trendsetters.
Sometimes, we can try so hard to be so relevant that we become completely irrelevant.
3. Lastly, I think I need intervention. I need fashion help. Maybe I can get PastorFashion to fly me out to Texas and do me a makeover.
My attempt for Asian Jesus or Asian John the Baptizer. Seriously, this is what my natural hair looks like in humidity when I don’t control it with gel.
This was Wednesday. Of this week. Holey am I.
I like this look personally. Darth Vadar for a cause.
My worst fashion faux pas. At an incredibly important and high-profile speaking engagement, the TEDxSeattle, I came out and did most of my 18 minute chat with my jacket buttoned up the wrong way. I had no idea. I thought folks were laughing because I was so compelling. And my wife was in the audience and she was the most embarrassed. Sorry honey!
Yup, I really embarrass my kid someday but doing superhero work is not easy.
I could include another picture of me preaching at a conference with my zipper down but I do have some pride and dignity.😉