So, you thought the East-West church divide was over whether or not the bread used in Mass should be leavened? Or perhaps because of the filioque clause? Oh no, those were only part of it. They also split, dear readers, over the length of the priestly beard. I am giving to you, as was given to me, this gift of the theological history of the beard. You should read it. And if you are a man, know that a line has been drawn. Are you on the manly beard side, or the peach fuzz girly face side? The decision is yours.
ELSEWHERE: The Theology of Beard Length
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Brad is the pastor of a Baptist church in a small town in Alabama. Brad has a lovely wife, two children, two dogs, a cat, a turtle, and five bee hives. Besides the incredible fact that he managed to persuade his wife to marry him, he is proud that he served six years in the Army National Guard, managed to graduate college with an English Lit. degree, graduate seminary, and finish the original Bard's Tale as a youngster by making maps on graph paper.