Appearances can be deceiving.


I don’t look like I should be a masters student, at least not an MA in theology student. Maybe an MFA, or something such. I look like a professional slacker, or so I’ve been told. My boss has a had time reconciling what I look like and what he knows I am. I think its funny. I also wonder if I’ll ever outgrow the deep seated irreverence I have for most authority. I’ve got no problems submitting to the authority of the church. It’s the rest of the ‘proper authority I’ve long had problems with. Which gets reflected most often in the music I listen to. I’m a big Kid Rock, Nine Inch Nails, Black Lab, Pearl Jam, and U2 fan, to name a (representative) few. I like loud obnoxious rock, and I like music that makes a political statement.

My boss says I look like a perpetual college undergrad. He would too if his hair wasn’t grey. I’m sure some of it has to do with the fact that I work in a bike shop, so jeans and graphic t-shirts are the ‘uniform.’ Which I also wore to class on Wednesday. Everyone else in my class looks the part of a ‘professional.’ I look like an 18 year old with a tattoo, attitude problems, (the former being correct, the later being incorrect) and too many piercings in my ears. The problem is that people who don’t know me (outside of school, because if you’re here, obviously there’s a reason) don’t really believe that this is what I do. I study theology.

I don’t want to have to change, and I can pull off the ‘professional’ look when I have to, but for now, I’m content to look like I’m too young to be here, and probably bad news. Part of me likes the persona, but not everyone can look past it.


One Response to “Appearances can be deceiving.”

  1. Hi! nice site!

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