Christians and culture is focus for 'Engage' conference
December 11, 2009

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Challenging Christians to live in a manner compelling to their contemporaries will be the focus of “Engage,” the conference opening Bryan’s winter semester Jan. 13-15, 2010.

Andy Crouch, senior editor of Christianity Today International and author of Culture Making: Recovering Our Creative Calling, will be the featured speaker for the conference. The theme for the Wednesday through Friday event is “On Earth as in Heaven: A Christian View of Culture.”

Culture Making won Christianity Today’s 2009 Book Award for Christianity and Culture and was named one of the best books of 2008 by Publisher’s Weekly. Mr. Crouch has been a featured speaker at Catalyst, an annual Christian leadership conference for church leaders under age 40.

“More than any other, he seems to have the ear of the emerging generation when it comes to culture and how we relate to culture,” said Ben Norquist, Bryan’s assistant director of spiritual formation. “He seems to be the one that is bringing the answers that are most compelling to this generation.”

Mr. Norquist said students will be encouraged to live in a manner compelling to those around them. “I would love for students, faculty, and staff to have an expanded vision for their role in the world, for what God wants our lives to be like, and the goals He wants us to adopt as our own,” he said.

Schedule (all sessions will be held in Rudd Auditorium unless noted otherwise)

Wed, Jan 13 11 am "Cultivating and Creating: Recovering Our Cultural Calling"
    7 pm "Live More Musically: Harmony and Dissonance in the Christian Life"
Thu, Jan 14 11 am "Injustice: The Brokenness of Culture"
    7 pm "Live More Musically: Practices and Cultural Excellence"
    9 pm SGA hosts Andy Crouch at "The Bunker"
Discussion:  "Leadership and Cultural Power"
Library 2nd Floor
Fri, Jan 15 11 am "Power: Restoring Cultural Creativity"

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