A Bold New Look For Preachers

Dave Wilson, on his blog, Faces of Lions recently paid tribute to Paul David Tripp.? He says:

Tripp has the greatest mustache in contemporary Christendom. Am I right? To my knowledge, no pastor, teacher or author comes close to his epic cookie-duster.

I racked my brain but couldn?t think of others. Now that I think of it, the mustache seems to have fallen out of vogue with those in the ministry. Any idea why that is?

Here?s a photo of Paul David Tripp. ?I almost have to say, ?What is that thing on his lip?? but Dave Wilson assures us it’s a mustache.

Dave, I think there aren?t more pastoral staches because guys just can?t picture themselves with them. So here?s where I come in. ?My art degree is not for nothing, for now I will help some well-known guys see how truly great they?d look with mustaches, and thus I will single-handedly bring the stache back into pastoral vogue.

First, here?s CJ Mahaney as he is now, without a mustache. ?Handsome, cheerful countenance, but not exciting.


Now here he is with a new dashing Snidely Whiplash mustache. ?He can either play the role of a villain who ties ladies to railroad tracks, or an Italian accordian player. ?Now, instead of replying, ?Better than I deserve,? he?ll answer the question how are you doing with, ?Nyah-ah-ah!? or ?When the moon hits your eye like a big pizza pie, that’s Amore!?

Here?s RC Sproul. ?Great looking friendly guy who loves the Picksburg Stillers. ?But he doesn?t project an image of authority.

So here he is with a Wyatt Earp mustache. ?Now his look says, ?Get these dead bad guys the heck out of here!?

Here?s Mark Driscoll. ?Cool, hip. ?But he?s not going to reach old people.

Here?s Mark with Mutton Chops. ?This look says, I?m hip yet I care about all you Civil War veterans. ?You?re welcome to bring your muzzle loader to church. ?We love all kinds here.

Back to Paul David Tripp. ?And the question that comes to mind is what is he trying to hide beneath that broom?

Here?s my theory. ?He must have very small, rosebud-like lips that he?s trying to cover. ?Take away the stache and who?s going to want to hear this guy talk about child training? ?He looks too young.

Paul, better keep the stache.

So who’s your favorite?? What’s your theory on what Paul is hiding?

I’m a pastor at Saving Grace Church in Indiana, PA. I’m married to Kristi, have 5 kids, and a growing number of grandkids. I enjoy songwriting, oil painting and coffee, not necessarily in that order.