Farmer Jesus

This last winter at one of Brenden's basketball games I was sitting in the stands. I was wearing my overalls. This caught the eye of one the students, I was told later. He asked one of the teachers, "Who is the Farmer Jesus sitting up there?"

"That," the teacher replied, "is Dr. Beck."

Whenever I wear my overalls I always get that farmer comment. Just this last week at Freedom Fellowship my friend Sally (author of the recently published memoir Loves God, Likes Girls) said I looked just like her grandpa, who was a farmer. I particularly get these comments when I wear a bandana, which I wear from time to time to keep my bangs out of my eyes.

Anyhow, a few curious friends and readers have wanted pictures of this look of mine. Well, this past week my friend Jim took some pictures at Freedom Fellowship. I was preaching and rocking my Farmer Jesus look.

(BTW, if you look at Jesus back there in the baptistry, I do sort of look like his older brother.)

Incidentally, I'm presenting this week at the Christian Scholars Conference at Lipscomb. I'm seriously considering hitting the campus looking exactly like this.

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13 thoughts on “Farmer Jesus”

  1. I'm going to assume you don't get weirded out when people you don't know come up to you at a conference and say hello. Because that's what I plan to do at CSC.

  2. Jesus is clearly encouraging you to try a lilac T-shirt and a purple bandana to bring out your warm skin tones and creative side. At least that's how I interpret his stance.

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