Monday, October 5, 2009

Creating Culture


The other day I stumbled upon three interesting things all at once: a book, a blog and a reading list. Actually, the reading list came first, in the form of this bibliography. "Bibliography of what?" you ask. An excellent question. And that's where the book comes in, Culture Making: Recovering Our Creative Calling, by Andy Crouch. I've never read Culture Making, but its raison d'être is thus:

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.

That sounds an awful lot like what we at the Guild Review are interested in. So if you're interested in this sort of thing too, you might give the book or the bibliography a read. And if you've read any of these titles, let us know in the comments section what you thought.

Finally, Andy Crouch and Company have a blog, which we've now added to the links on the right side of our page, so you can check back here from time to time for interesting posts on their end of things, or simply add it to your reader.
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