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Hipster Christianity : when church and cool collide

Author: Brett McCracken
Publisher: Grand Rapids, Mich. : Baker Books, ©2010.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Insider twentysomething Christian journalist Brett McCracken examines an emerging category he calls "Christian hipsters"--An unlikely fusion of the American obsession with being "cool" and the realities of a faith that is often seen as anything but. His insightful analysis explores what they're about, why they exist, and what it all means for Christianity and the church's relevancy in our youth-oriented culture.  Read more...
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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Brett McCracken
ISBN: 9780801072222 0801072220
OCLC Number: 456181610
Description: 255 pages ; 22 cm
Contents: Is Christianity cool? --
The history of hip --
Hipsters today --
The history of hip Christianity --
Christian hipsters today --
Christian hipster churches --
The emerging church --
Social justice, missional, and the new Christian left --
Reframing Christian "art" --
Wannabe hip churches --
What's so wrong with cool? --
Authentic Christian cool --
Reversing the ripple effect --
Relevance is not a fad.
Responsibility: Brett McCracken.

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Insider twentysomething Christian journalist Brett McCracken examines an emerging category he calls "Christian hipsters"--An unlikely fusion of the American obsession with being "cool" and the realities of a faith that is often seen as anything but. His insightful analysis explores what they're about, why they exist, and what it all means for Christianity and the church's relevancy in our youth-oriented culture. --from publisher description.

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