Book Review: Hipster Christianity

by Elias Blum

‘Hipster Christianity’ by Brett McCracken was a late addition to my reading list last year. I thoroughly recommend it if you are interested in any way in the relationship between christianity and contemporary culture.

Don’t let the title put you off. It’s funny and irreverent in places, but it offers a serious, scholarly sociological and theological discussion of how christianity and the concept of ‘cool’ have related since the middle of the twentieth century.

There are some very good insights on music, art, counter-culturalism, consumerism, and the ’emergent’ scene. It also gives lots of track listings for music etc.