What Not To Wear: The Clergy Edition


Do pastors really need fashion advice? Do we really need someone advising us on how to look hip? While I certainly don’t think there is anything wrong with trying to look one’s best, I can’t say I agree with Ed Young’s emphasis on, "relating to the world, being 'in' but not 'of' it, and seeking to set the trends as a means of connecting with, and changing, culture."

Did God care about appearances? 1 Samuel 16:7 certainly suggests not. Was Jesus a fashionable, trendsetter? Isaiah 53:2-3 suggests otherwise. So, is it wrong to look one’s best? Of course not! God has given us eyes to see the beauty of his creation, of which we are a part. Nevertheless, if outward beauty becomes our main focus, we’re heading in the wrong direction, because that’s the exact type of superficiality we are supposed to resist, the kind of shallowness that tolerates every magazine cover being airbrushed, and every actor being Botoxed to the point that they can no longer move their face.

While I don't mean to disparage Ed Young, I'm kind of embarrassed for him. Watch this video and you'll understand why?


Or, visit PastorFashion.com and see for yourself.