Saturday, September 04, 2010

Are You a Hipster Christian?

I just read this article in Christianity Today. It's a sidebar to this article.image

Are you a Hipster Christian? If you read books by these authors, you might be.

C. S. Lewis, Walker Percy, Dorothy Sayers, Terry Eagleton, Donald Miller, Evelyn Underhill, Anne Lamott, George MacDonald, Shakespeare, Plato, Augustine, Annie Dillard, Martin Buber, Wendell Berry, Tim Keller, N. T. Wright, Fyodor Dostoevsky, A. W. Tozer, Flannery O'Connor, Jacques Ellul, Thomas Merton, Shusaku Endo, Lauren Winner, Dietrich Bonhoeffer, Shane Claiborne, Henri Nouwen, Paul Tillich, Karl Barth, Dallas Willard, John Steinbeck, Jim Wallis, William Faulkner, Eugene Peterson, Thomas à Kempis, Emily Dickinson, Marilynne Robinson

If your favorite directors of silver screen faire are listed below, you might be a Hipster Christian.

Wim Wenders, Sofia Coppola, Spike Jonze, The Coen Brothers, Jean-Pierre & Luc Dardenne, Carl Dreyer, Robert Bresson, Yasujiro Ozu, Terrence Malick, Martin Scorsese, Krzysztof Kiesślowski, Hou Hsiao-Hsien, Andrei Tarkovsky, Jane Campion, Wes Anderson, Paul Thomas, Anderson David Gordon Green, Gus Van Sant, Ingma Bergman, Jia Zhangke, Jean-Luc Godard, Jean-Pierre Jeunet, Alfonso Cuarón

If you groove to any of the following artists, you may be cooler than you know. You just might be a Hipster Christian.

Sufjan Stevens, Pedro the Lion, Radiohead, Coldplay, Damien Jurado, Bob Dylan, The National, My Brightest Diamond, Rosie Thomas, Denison Witmer, Bifrost Arts, U2, John Mark McMillan, Mutemath, Future of Forestry, Andrew Bird, Animal Collective, Over the Rhine, Hem, Vigilantes of Love, Larry Norman, Love Song, Jars of Clay, Low, Neko Case, Arcade Fire, Kanye West, Fleet Foxes, Band of Horses, Ron Sexsmith, She & Him, The Swell Season, Feist, Vampire Weekend, Joanna Newsom


Shawn said...

I love this! By almost all accounts in both the literature and music departments I'm a hipster christian. But after living in Philly (with Shane Claiborne) I want to say I do not dress like a hipster though. I am guessing I don't dress like a hipster because it would require me to wear skinny jeans and there is one rule in life I will stick to. Fat people should not wear skinny jeans. I was a little disappointed that your author list left out Leo Tolstoy, Rob Bell, Francis Chan and Brian MrClaren. That would have completed the hipster image.

Anonymous said...

Yeah, hipster Christian...I think that the word "existentialist" works well here. too.

Luann said...

I knew it! Thanks for confirming my hipster-ness. :)