Part of the coffee machine at my favorite cafe chain in Israel, Aroma.
The “whole point of hipsters is that they avoid labels and being labeled. However, they all dress the same and act the same and conform in their non-conformity.”
I found this quote in the New York Times from years ago. I think it sort of describes how many of us feel today within the religious community. People shy away from the terms “Christian”, “Messianic”, or other labels because these terms have either lost their meaning somewhere along the way or no longer describe that group. But on the other hand, by rejecting these labels, and choosing to just follow the Word of G-d, we have sort of found our own conformity within a subgroup.
Today, in our home, Baruch and I had a long discussion with another couple about this subject. For example, the term “Christian” today is used so loosely, it can describe someone who “does Easter and Christmas” and yet does not really believe, much less follow, the Bible.
I heard from many people at our conference that one of the things they liked the most was being around other believers who were similar to themselves–they believe the Bible and want to learn what it says and follow it. We really don’t have a label for someone like that in our culture today.
So in a way, I am a Scripture Hipster! Are you?