The Gospel Coalition:

“Has Authenticity Trumped Holiness?” (Jan. 26, 2014)

The Wall Street Journal:

“The Perils of Wannabe Cool Christianity” (August 13, 2010)

The Washington Post:

“How to Keep Millennials in the Church? Let’s Keep Church Un-cool.” (July 31, 2013)

“A Very Hipster Christmas” (Dec. 21, 2010)

CNN Belief Blog:

Praise the Lord and pass the beer…” (Feb. 8, 2014)

“The Curious Case of the Christian Hipster” (Sept. 24, 2010)

Christianity Today:

“The Rapture Keeps Coming Back” (October 2014)

“Desire and Deliverance” (August 2014)

“A Sensory Revelation” (June 2011)

“Hipster Faith” (September 2010)

“Wrightians and the Neo-Reformed” (April 2010)

“Keeping the Faith” (January 2010)

“Like the Book of Job” (November 2009)

“Hope Mingled With Sadness” (June 2009)

“The Christian Spinal Tap” (February 2009)

“Do Political Films Matter?” (October 2008)

“No More Cheesy, Churchy Videos” (September 2008)

“What Would Jesus Buy? (November 2007)

“Pro-life Cinema” (July 2007)

“The Morning After” (October 2006)

“9/11 at the Cineplex” (August 2006)

“Searching for a New World” (January 2006)


Is Church Worth It? (March/April 2011)

The Gospel According to Hipsters (August 2010)

What Are Smartphones Doing to Us? (June 2010)

Why We Like to Watch the World End (November 2009)

Why Music Should be Free (October 2009)

Why You Should Watch Your Mouth (September 2009)

Short Attention Span Faith (August 2009)

“The Death of Facebook” (February 2009)

“Conspicuous Consumption” (December 2007)

“Are Critics Relevant?” (November 2007)

“Three Films on Temporality” (September 2007)

“Requiem for Holy Moments (Or, Why I Refuse to Join Facebook)” (August 2007)

“Three Films on Regret” (June 2007)

“A Tale of Two Conferences” (April 2007)

“The Aesthetics of Absence” (April 2007)

“Filler Upload” (February 2007)

“The New Christian Film Criticism” (February 2007)

“Heaven on Earth” (December 2006)

“Six Small Pieces of Connectivity” (October 2006)

“For Change’s Sake” (July 2006)

“The Birth of a (Shiloh) Nation” (June 2006)

“Online Article” (May 2006)

“Getting Through Saturday” (April 2006)

“The Sanity of Sports Madness” (March 2006)

“Deep and/or Wide” (January 2006)

“Xmas in the Culture Industry” (December 2005)

“Re-fusing Form and Content” (November 2005)

“Being Truly Progressive” (October 2005)

“A New Kind of Hipster” (September 2005)

“Michael, Martha, and the Media” (August 2005)

“Christians in Hollywood: Three Perspectives” (January 2005)

Faith Visuals

“The Whys and Ways to Use Media” (August 2007)

“The Message of Visual Media” (April 2007)

4 responses to “Articles

  1. How about that? I stumbled on the website of a CToday reviewer! Can’t even remember how I got here, a new window opened up, and somehow I closed the old window where I came from.

    Anyway, I am VERY glad to have landed here. I actually cited your article in my post, “What Would Jesus Buy?” at You’re very welcome to check it out and see if I should modify or delete some things, see where I’ve misquoted or misinterpreted you, etc. I’m quite open to corrections, brother.

    God bless you!

  2. Pingback: What Would Jesus Buy? « Questions and Challenges

  3. Did you write “The Rise of the Ironic Class” ? Loved that article.

  4. Dear Mr. McCracken, Loved your article in today’s WSJ. You correctly diagnose the problem: the Church is focusing on form and repackaging, supposing that they are the reason young people are less interested in church. Of course, as you imply, they are wrong. The problem lies with our message, which is ossified and dead as a result of a logjam created at the “end” of the Reformation and the Synod of Dort. Until Protestants can talk about authority and behavior without returning to Rome, we will continue to be irrelevant and unattractive to a sophisticated younger audience.

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