Dion's random ramblings

Monday, October 08, 2007

What does a Christian look like?

It was 7 years ago, November 2000, Megan and I were at a Conference in Jerusalem, Israel. At the Conference were a number of passionate young Christians from Sweden... Nothing strange about that - I'm sure that there are MANY passionate young Christians in Sweden. However, what set these young men and woman apart from the other passionate young Christians who were at the Conference was the way they dressed, and how they looked! These guys had mohawk haircuts, pierced ears, noses, eyebrows, they wore tartan 'bondage' pants, had leather jackets and ripped T Shirts, and they were covered in tattoos... However, these were not ordinary tattoos, they were much more like the icons I had seen in Orthodox Churches, they were images of Christ, the virgin Mary, they also had knotted Celtic crosses, and ornate Germanic script with verses from the Bible...

These young people were passionate about Christ, and they weren't afraid to show it.

That got me thinking - what do Christians look like? I am sure that when God surveys all of the diverse and beautiful people that God has created there are lots of people with purple hair (heck I had a whole team of them in a Church I once served - they were called the 'WA' (woman's auxiliary). But I am sure there are a few young one's as well). I'm sure that there are respectable people - men in checked shirts and women in neat pinnafores (in South Africa we would call these folks the 'Woolworth's clan' (I'll confess that I am one of those who LOVES to buy a nice checkered shirt and a pair of Chinos from Woolworths!) - Woolworth's in South Africa is more like Marks and Spencer than Woolworths in the UK).

Today I came across the following great blog by a Christian who has tattoos - I'm sure God enjoys the art work! Go here to see some remarkable Christian tattoos from kingdom.iblog.co.za.

Oh, and for those who don't know me that well... Did you know that I have two tattoos? Yup, nothing quite as spectacular, or Christ honouring, as those that can be seen by following the link above... In fact, my tattoos are merely a reminder of a misspent youth! Let's see if anyone has noticed, and can say, what tattoos I have...

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  • Mickey Mouse and a rose

    By Anonymous andre, at 10:26 AM  

  • ha ha! Well done my friend! You have the gift of discernment (or you have google!) Both are good, although one is much better value in the Kingdom of God!

    Sadly, Mickey Mouse is looking more and more like Mickey Moose (as I age)...



    By Blogger digitaldion (Dion Forster), at 10:35 AM  

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