I know that I said that I would not take the title, but something happened today that has forced me to reconsider both the titles postmodern and emerging. I do believe that I am now an emerger. Here is the story…
For the last two years I have cut my hair myself. It saves me quite a bit of money. I purchased one of those clippers from Walgreens that allows you to put a failsafe attachment on the clipper and cut your hair. Since my hair is so wavy, I don’t really have to worry about being precise. I simply put a #4 (about a 1/4 an inch) and cut the sides and then I trim the top, leaving it longer. It has worked for years.
Today I was doing the same thing. Using a #4 on the sides, I had only one run left on the left side just to make sure that there were no missed hairs. What I did not realize was that just a moment before the last couple of strokes on the back and side, the #4 failsafe attachment was no longer attached . . . it had fallen off!!
So, I looked up and to my horror this is what I saw:
Never fear. I am from OU and Brian Bosworth rocks! I have been considering the emerging church. When in Rome… Even though my six year old daughter Kylee ran off crying to Kristie saying “That is not my dady” and regardless of my wife laughing her life away on the ground, I made it even. But it did not work so well. Here is the result.
The back had one strip that I managed while unaware of the problem, so I evened out the back. Here it is.
Notice, you can see the original strip towards the right. Sweet!
Oh well, such is life of an emerger. Now for the nose ring.