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Screenplay idea: Man gets amnesia and reconstructs his life from blog comments he wrote. Short film -- he kills himself after 11 minutes.

mar 2
2009

Are You a Christian Hipster?

Conversant Life: Are You a Christian Hipster? If you don't like contemporary Christian music, megachurches, and mimes, yet do like "Chuck Klosterman, David Sedaris, or anything ancient and/or philosophically important," then yes, you are a Christian Hipster!

6 comments

sorry, I believe they prefer to be called CHipsters.

posted by josh at 12:28 PM on March 2, 2009

Yes! There is a place for me!

posted by Mark at 12:40 PM on March 2, 2009

Brilliant. I spent a year and a half in a Protestant Seminary and--let me tell you--that description is spot on.

posted by Andrew Simone at 1:07 PM on March 2, 2009

Despite the unfortunate name ("One Punk Under God"), I found Sundance chanel's miniseries on Jay Baker a few years back incredibly fascinating. You see him in conflict over supporting gay marriage as it puts his parish funding in jepopardy. He and his wife have tattoos and lived in hipster ATL before moving to Brooklyn. In one episode he walks through the ruins of the theme park his father built. Up until then I thought "hipster christians" were the sort who wear hemp necklaces, listen to Ziggy Marley, and live mainly in southern college towns

posted by joanne mcneil at 1:30 PM on March 2, 2009

I agree with everything but the last 2 paragraphs.
And given I like approx 6 of the listed authors, this article has just suggested some more great reading for me.

posted by Brigitta at 4:53 PM on March 2, 2009

I interviewed Brett McCracken on video about his views on Christian Hipsters:
http://www.conversantlife.com/life-with-god/interview-with-brett-mccracken

posted by CJ at 5:59 PM on March 6, 2009




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