Yeah, so a friend posted a comment, the first comment he's posted (hey thanks for reading friend) about my blog title. He thinks I should change my blog title because he hates hipsters. He likes me but hates hipsters.
Disclaimer, I invited this in my last blog entry so I am truly interested in hearing your thoughts.
Here's the thing- call it a tangent- but I cannot help but think that this Rob Bell controversy is a little bit about Hipster Hating too.
Here's a link to a good editorial about the whole throw down: Boom.
I can't help but think that there is some envy in the criticisms. Afterall, isn't it infuriating that Rob Bell is hip? Shouldn't bible teachers be solemn, serious, and most importantly- uncool. Or should I say, unhip? (I mean, let's get real, even his font is hip. SUPER hip.)
What I like about "hipster" is that is suggests a level of engaging with culture. The fact is, friends, I am older than most of you and I've seen a lot of stuff. I lived most of my twenties before I truly became a Christian- and I can tell you that if becoming a follower of Christ meant that I couldn't go to concerts, where funky clothes or have a controversial opinion now and then- I wouldn't have signed up when I did. I didn't lose who I am when I started following Christ, I became more me. I became (are becoming) a better version of me, hopefully, the me I was designed to be. And frankly, that me might be pretty hip.
So back to Rob Bell- are you following this hoo-ha and if so, what do you think?
I'm eager to read his book, especially since at Ecclesia Houston we've been focused on Heaven and apparently, he's tackling the issue of Hell. Should be a pageturner :)