CULTURE MAKING RECOVERING OUR CREATIVE CALLING

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Culture Making

Author : Andy Crouch
ISBN : 9780830874842
Genre : Religion
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2009 Christianity Today Book Award winner! Named one of Publishers Weekly's best books of 2008 (religion category) It is not enough to condemn culture. Nor is it sufficient merely to critique culture or to copy culture. Most of the time, we just consume culture. But the only way to change culture is to create culture. Andy Crouch unleashes a stirring manifesto calling Christians to be culture makers. For too long, Christians have had an insufficient view of culture and have waged misguided "culture wars." But we must reclaim the cultural mandate to be the creative cultivators that God designed us to be. Culture is what we make of the world, both in creating cultural artifacts as well as in making sense of the world around us. By making chairs and omelets, languages and laws, we participate in the good work of culture making. Crouch unpacks the complexities of how culture works and gives us tools for cultivating and creating culture. He navigates the dynamics of cultural change and probes the role and efficacy of our various cultural gestures and postures. Keen biblical exposition demonstrates that creating culture is central to the whole scriptural narrative, the ministry of Jesus and the call to the church. He guards against naive assumptions about "changing the world," but points us to hopeful examples from church history and contemporary society of how culture is made and shaped. Ultimately, our culture making is done in partnership with God's own making and transforming of culture. A model of his premise, this landmark book is sure to be a rallying cry for a new generation of culturally creative Christians. Discover your calling and join the culture makers.
Category: Religion

Culture Making

Author : Andy Crouch
ISBN : 9781442959309
Genre : Religion
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Crouch unleashes a stirring manifesto calling Christians to be culture makers. By making chairs and omelets, languages and laws, Christians participate in God's own making and transforming of culture.
Category: Religion

Playing God

Author : Andy Crouch
ISBN : 9780830837656
Genre : Business & Economics
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Explores the dynamics of power, discussing how it either can make human flourishing possible or can destroy the image of God in people.
Category: Business & Economics

Strong And Weak

Author : Andy Crouch
ISBN : 9780830844432
Genre : Religion
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Two common temptations lure us away from abundant living—withdrawing into safety or grasping for power. True flourishing, says Andy Crouch, travels down an unexpected path—being both strong and weak. Regardless of your stage or role in life, here is a way of love and risk so that we all, even the most vulnerable, can flourish.
Category: Religion

Popcultured

Author : Steve Turner
ISBN : 9780830837687
Genre : Religion
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Drawing on his storied career as a pop-culture wallflower, Steve Turner provides an all-access pass to the pervasive cultures of style, media and celebrity. Passing on his uniquely Christian way of viewing these cultures, Turner opens our eyes to a world of ideas lying just beneath the hype.
Category: Religion

Where Faith And Culture Meet

Author : Andy Crouch
ISBN : 031028094X
Genre : Religion
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Take your group to a place ? ? Where they can see people's needs in a new way ? Where they can understand their calling ? Where they will learn how their faith can shape culture This six-session DVD and corresponding curriculum helps your group experience and envision how followers of Christ can be a counterculture for the common good. Together you'll experience stories of other believers who changed the culture around them. You'll watch how their journeys unfolded, their challenges, and their breakthroughs. Also included on the DVD are insights from trusted pastors and Christian leaders such as Tim Keller, Lauren Winner, James Meeks, Brenda Salter McNeil, and Ken Fong. Sessions consist of: 1. Begin: God calls the church to be a counterculture for the common good 2. Dwell: When we live closely with others, we find new opportunities to minister 3. Unite: We serve more effectively and joyfully when we serve together 4. Reconcile: God wants to heal our racial and ethnic divisions, especially in and through his church 5. Invest: Transforming entire communities begins when we give ourselves to people one by one 6. Abide: Spiritual disciplines help us abide in Christ so we can serve him faithfully
Category: Religion

Christ And Culture Revisited

Author : D.A. Carson
ISBN : 9781467426046
Genre : Religion
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Called to live in the world, but not to be of it, Christians must maintain a balancing act that becomes more precarious the further our culture departs from its Judeo-Christian roots. How should members of the church interact with such a culture, especially as deeply enmeshed as most of us have become? D. A. Carson applies his masterful touch to this problem. He begins by exploring the classic typology of H. Richard Niebuhr with its five Christ-culture options. Carson proposes that these disparate options are in reality one still larger vision. Using the Bible's own story line and the categories of biblical theology, he clearly lays out that unifying vision. Carson acknowledges the helpfulness of Niebuhr's grid and similar matrices but warns against giving them canonical force. More than just theoretical, Christ and Culture Revisited is also designed practically to help Christians untangle current messy debates on living in the world. Carson emphasizes that the relation between Christ and culture is not limited to an either/or cultural paradigm -- Christ against culture or Christtransforming culture. Instead Carson offers his own paradigm in which all the categories of biblical theology must be kept in mind simultaneously to inform the Christian worldview. While many other books on culture interact with Niebuhr, none of them takes anything like the biblical-theological approach adopted here. Groundbreaking and challenging, Christ and Culture Revisited is a tour de force.
Category: Religion

The Tech Wise Family

Author : Andy Crouch
ISBN : 9781493406555
Genre : Religion
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Making conscientious choices about technology in our families is more than just using internet filters and determining screen time limits for our children. It's about developing wisdom, character, and courage in the way we use digital media rather than accepting technology's promises of ease, instant gratification, and the world's knowledge at our fingertips. And it's definitely not just about the kids. Drawing on in-depth original research from the Barna Group, Andy Crouch shows readers that the choices we make about technology have consequences we may never have considered. He takes readers beyond the typical questions of what, where, and when and instead challenges them to answer provocative questions like, Who do we want to be as a family? and How does our use of a particular technology move us closer or farther away from that goal? Anyone who has felt their family relationships suffer or their time slip away amid technology's distractions will find in this book a path forward to reclaiming their real life in a world of devices.
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Popologetics

Author : Ted Turnau
ISBN : 1596383895
Genre : Religion
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Popular culture, like any other facet of society, is a messy mixture of both grace and idolatry, and it deserves our serious attention and discernment. Learn how to approach popular culture wisely, separating its gems of grace from its temptations toward idolatry, and practice some popologetics to be an influence of your own. --from publisher description
Category: Religion

Foolishness To The Greeks

Author : Lesslie Newbigin
ISBN : 9781467419086
Genre : Religion
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How can biblical authority be a reality for those shaped by the modern world? This book treats the First World as a mission field, offering a unique perspective on the relationship between the gospel and current society by presenting an outsider's view of contemporary Western culture.
Category: Religion