Is Fashion Your Religion or Religion Your Fashion?

Posted by    |    May 22nd, 2012 at 7:00 am

It has come to my attention (thank you, ABCNews.com,) that Pastor Ed Young of Fellowship Church has started a fashion blog called Pastor Fashion.  Kudos to their PR team for getting this story national attention, eh? This article poses an interesting question about how fashion and religion mesh together these days, and judging by the comments, no one seems all that sure.

Is there a way to bridge the gap between dressing to be noticed and dressing to be modest?  Should ministers care about labels and brands?  Should they be sent over swag to hock on their blogs to congregational readers? Or, is this a major leap forward in the world of religion to embrace the cool of our culture?  It stands to be reasoned that we gravitate towards those who look, think, and dress like we do, so more souls stand to be reached if we aren’t all wearing choir robes, right?

Either way, I compiled a few images of famous pastors and their style of choice.  Pinstripes seem overwhelmingly popular with the men of the cloth.

*On a side note, it seems like reverends always have an abundance of shiny, thick hair.  If theology is the secret to that, I’m kicking myself for passing over a religion major in college.

 

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The End of the World As We Know It

Posted by    |    March 7th, 2012 at 7:00 am

 

End of The World

I saw this on Facebook this morning and had to laugh.  There has certainly been an air of nervousness about this potentially being the last year on earth, with the Today Show even doing a story on “doomsday preppers”; people prepping their homes for the end of the world.  Of course, if it was truly the end, none of the superficial, surfacey, silly stuff we worry about or want to acquire would mean anything at all. (And we could all stop worrying about the fate of Snooki’s baby and the possibility of fetal alcohol syndrome.)

But let’s dream for just one moment….what would you wear if it was your last day on earth?  Would you dress the same as any other day?  Or would you go out with a bang, a la Lady Gaga?

In honor of Leap Year, the Mayan calendar, and every movie that has ever been made about the earth blowing up, here are a few “final moments” outfits worthy of one last look.