A Mohawk in the Family

Birdschurch-TmA special moment in my household and i am on the road – in Birmingham, actually, at the Custard Factory. This is where i taught last year on Yeast and the Kingdom.

So . . . what event of familial importance took place today?

Not an anniversay.

Not a birthday. . .

no . . . today my little boy got his first mohawk . . oohhhhh ahhhhh . . . i’m soooo proud of him.


ahhhh look at him. isnt he cute? 15 years old and all conformed into scottish youth culture. Sam the mohawked man will be going with his friends to the Muse concert in Edinburgh. and he did not want to go camping today because the youth alpha course finishes on sunday. good on ya sam!

related; Max [marko’s son] got a mohawk also.


Andrew Jones launched his first internet space in 1997 and has been teaching on related issues for the past 20 years. He travels all the time but lives between Wellington, San Francisco and a hobbit home in Prague.


  • ally simpson says:

    always wanted a mohawk……………never too late i suppose! Looks great

  • Everyone needs a mohawk at least once in their lives.

  • Gabi says:

    I have already mentioned it on Debbie’s blog before, but I’m learning so much from you. Most people would want to control their kids, tell them (how) to become a “decent” person. I’d like to encourage my (future) kids to become everything/everyone their hearts compells them. Scott & Dena Friderich are like this too. I’m proud of you & Debbie and also your kids. Sam would also very much fit ConnectEurope’s “out of the box” feature ๐Ÿ™‚

  • Joe says:

    That’s awesome ๐Ÿ™‚ The only mowhawk I’ve had the courage to muster is a shampoo mohawk in the shower…

  • Amy says:

    Nice mohawk, although I must say I like a deathhawk better. My parents would never let me get a mohawk–how unfair.

  • jeffy j. says:

    yeah, my wife would poop if my son gave himself a mohawk. I would like to think I would help give him one when he is ready, buy I guess that is a rite of passage you do with your friends and not your dad.
    I just cut off my Kimball and my Crowder to passify the wife so I could look proper when I sing in a couple of weddings this summer.

  • Yeah… I look forward to my child’s first mohawk – or whatever the equivalent is for her generation.
    BTW she’s 3 at the moment.

  • Tank says:

    Oh, kids.

  • tk says:

    oh wow. that is pretty freaking awesome.

  • Andrew says:

    Sheesh. Whatever happened to the good ol’ days, when Confirmation (or the Bar Mitzvah) was the big deal? ๐Ÿ˜‰

  • jeffy
    did you say you cut off your Kimball and Crowder????
    thats hilarious!

  • jeffy j. says:

    I have it posted on my blog under “a little less emergent”
    with pics!

  • Authenticity is not as simple as a haircut, clothing style, or even drinking the right cup of coffee. It comes from Living the Truth even when the rest of the culture is (in Vรกclav Havelโ€™s words) living within the lie.
    [tsk – michael – i cant access by blog from here but i just read your blog post about my son [which you categorized under ‘neopaganism”] and responded to it on your site
    hope you dont mind me standing up for my son, his motives, and the truth of the situation.
    that sentence about my teenage son and culture was written in fatherly jest – and you have taken it out of context and turned it into an argument against the emerging church, plus you have added what you believe is his motivation which you are making up because you dont know the reason for his hairstyle
    this is not an accuarate handling of the truth. please. we should be above reproach in these matters.
    you should go easy on my son – he has a missionary dad who is not around for much of the time and is part of a missionary family – he has made great sacrifices for the gospel that most kids never have to make – he has grown up in a family that choose following their call in christ overseas rather than staying home to have a career and a cushy life with lots of toys and security.
    he could be angry that he does not really have a home or does not live near his old friends – but he is not. and i respect him for that.
    sam is a spiritually senstive young man and has always – trendy or not – expressed his journey through his fashion.
    it may interest you to know that when he was about 7 years old, he shaved a tonsure in his head becuase he was impressed with the life of francis of asissi – he also wore a robe and went barefoot for six months
    plllluuuzzzeee dont tell me that was trendy because it wasnt – we were a little embarassed at times, especially when he was not allowed into shops with his bare feet.
    when he was about 8 he let his hair grow like the jewish young men that he read of in the old testament who loved god.
    now he is 15 and i am proud that he can still express himself and his walk with jesus.
    i have a concern with christian parents who insist that their sons maintain the hair-cut of a 1950’s 6 year old boy throughout their teens and beyond.
    just curious . . is your hairstyle original or did you get it cut that way to fit in?]

  • cindz says:

    wow, sam you rock!!! that is totally awesome!!! go the joneses!!!! cx ๐Ÿ˜‰

  • marilyn manson says:

    your lucky my dumb parents wont let me get a mohawk i hate my parents

  • Ryan says:

    Any advice on convincing parents to let you get a hawk? My dad said i could get one if I convince my mom and im trying to think how im gonna do that.

  • George says:

    Use Egg Whites They Keep Your Mohawk Up.

  • Hawker says:

    its a friggin hair cut ppl, nothing more, you can always shave it off and more will grow back

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