Podcast #93: Hipster Burning and Quran Christianity

Even Sarah Palin agrees: it’s a stupid idea to burn a stack of Qurans. So why, then is this church so insistent on doing something so harmful? What’s the real problem with this idea? Ben and Rich discuss these questions, and then address how we often act in ways similar to this Gainesville church.

My guess is that there aren’t many hipsters who want to burn the Quran, but is it possible that this group of cool kids skews too far to the other extreme? Ben and Rich also discuss what the motivations are for doing things considered “cool” and when “cool” can go too far.

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  • Chase

    Greatest picture ever. I just hope this doesn’t give any of them crazies an idea. You know, since we’re all hipsters…

  • David Dunham

    I agree with Ben, that was a ridiculous intro, Rich. Interestingly enough too, Rich, Brett McCracken is actually a fairly young guy who writes for RELEVANT Magazine and Christianity Today and the like. He considers himself a hipster…which makes the discussion even weirder I think.

  • Ben

    In Rich’s defense, his other option was to let me do the intro. This, of course, would be even more ridiculous.


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