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Hipster Xians in Brooklyn

If you didn’t get enough Jay Bakker from Joseph Huff-Hannon’s “Happy Hour Gospel” last week, be sure to check out our friend Nicole Greenfield’s new essay at Religion Dispatches: “Cooler than Thou: Will Hipsters Wreck Christianity?” Bakker constantly reminds people in his sermons that his life and experience, his relationship with Jesus is no better…

The December 19th "panty ride" pauses at a stoplight in Hasidic Williamsburg, Brooklyn.

Hipsters, Hasidim, and My Bike Lane

A couple weeks ago I was riding my usual route from home in Clinton Hill to the Williamsburg Bridge when I saw that the ground had shifted beneath my bicycle gears. As I crossed Flushing along Bedford Avenue, into the heart of Hasidic Williamsburg, Brooklyn, my bike lane was gone. Only a faint, sandblasted remnant…