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Author of "Culture Making" will speak at Dordt College Lecture Series

March 17, 2011

Andy Crouch, author of Culture Making: Recovering Our Creative Calling and senior editor at Christianity Today International, will visit Dordt College on Monday, April 4, as part of the First Mondays Lecture Series.

Crouch will present “Live More Musically: Clues from the arts for the Christian life” at 11 a.m. in the B.J. Haan Auditorium. The lecture looks at how music shapes experience, explores the difficulty of sustaining creativity and discipline in a consumer culture, and examines the difference between consumer religion and the Christian faith.

His evening lecture, “Playing God: Creativity and cultural power,” will begin at 7:30 p.m. in S101 of the Science and Technology Center. Crouch will examine how Christians may use their creativity to become image bearers of the true God instead of creating play gods. He will incorporate art and music into his lecture to focus on what he calls “the oldest human temptation and the highest human calling.”

Crouch’s book Culture Making has won Christianity Today’s 2009 Book Award for Christianity and Culture and was named a best book of 2008 by Publishers Weekly, Relevant, Outreach, and Leadership magazines.

In addition, Crouch serves as editorial board member of Books & Culture and works with the Equitas Group, an organization working to end child exploitation in Haiti and in Southeast Asia. He studied at Cornell University and has earned an M.Div. from Boston University School of Theology in Boston, Mass.

Crouch is the final speaker for the 2010-11 First Mondays Lecture Series. Bringing biblically-based thinkers, writers, and opinion-leaders to Dordt College, the First Mondays Lecture Series is designed to promote Dordt’s mission through enriching academic experience to equip students, alumni, and the broader community to work effectively toward Christ-centered renewal.

This event, which is free and open to the public, will be located on the campus of Dordt College (498 Fourth Ave. NE) in Sioux Center, Iowa.

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