Thursday, May 21, 2009

Redeemer Elders get wiser with age


From the day I came to Redeemer I knew God was providing a strong eldership. This recent picture of the Session evidences how wise these brothers have become.

11 comments:

Emily V said...

HA! I am just amazed at how the 'chin beard' look keeps creeping up everywhere! You are truly a trend setter, Tony. Won't be too long now until the WIC start popping up with them too.....

Frontier Forest said...

Have to confess, I thought this was a serious post, that is until I saw the painted on fuzz. Better articulated as Voss’s velvet, Reymond’s rash, Mussman’s mask, Shanahan’s sediment and the Baker bush.

Zach said...

I have much love for you, brother, but this chin beard preoccupation can only lead to heartache. I don't think I'm alone in wishing that mandibular monstrosity had long ago been consigned to the ignominious dustbin of hair history, wherein also belong the rat-tail, mullet, mohawk, and mutton chops.

Reepicheep said...

ha ha!! what about a shaved cue ball?

Zach said...

Bald is beautiful, my friend. From Yul Brynner and Mr. Clean to Michael Jordan and Joe the Plumber, it's clear that God created a few blessed heads that are far too beautiful to be covered with hair. :¬)

Rick Calohan said...

When I was an Elder in the PCUSA there were no facial hair requirements, in fact there were no qualification requirements; Nevertheless, if I was to ever be nominated and selected as an Elder in a PCA church, I may have to decline, not because I am hair follicle challenged, just the wife insist that her exegesis of Ephesians 5 does not mean that a wife must submit to the chin beard of her husband.

By the way I am pleased to say that Redeemer has been providentially blessed with these few good men that we call Teaching and Ruling Elders.

1 Timothy 3
3:1 The saying is trustworthy: If anyone aspires to the office of overseer, he desires a noble task. 2 Therefore an overseer [1] must be above reproach, the husband of one wife, [2] sober-minded, self-controlled, respectable, hospitable, able to teach, 3 not a drunkard, not violent but gentle, not quarrelsome, not a lover of money. 4 He must manage his own household well, with all dignity keeping his children submissive, 5 for if someone does not know how to manage his own household, how will he care for God's church? 6 He must not be a recent convert, or he may become puffed up with conceit and fall into the condemnation of the devil. 7 Moreover, he must be well thought of by outsiders, so that he may not fall into disgrace, into a snare of the devil.

Frontier Forest said...

Preach on Rick!
When Cheri and I were first married, I took a fishing trip to Canadar HE! While enjoying a great time fishing, I came back unshaven. With a red, and I do mean red beard and all, Cheri took one look at me and actually laughed out loud! Can you believe this despicable display of ill respect and lack of submission? (By the way, she let me keep it for one day. I confess much humiliation in having to bow down to such a blatant disregard for real manliness.)

Reepicheep said...

Now the Elton John thing makes more sense Woody...

Shanaclan said...

"A woman with a beard looks like a man. A man without a beard looks like a woman." - Afghan Saying

Frontier Forest said...

At least I admit it!

Anonymous said...

Kool-Ade anyone...?