Recovering our Creative Calling

Speaker(s): Andy Crouch
Date: Sept 28 2011
Length: 2h 39 min
Product ID: RGDL4123S

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These two lectures given by Andy Crouch include:

LIVE MORE MUSICALLY: CLUES FROM THE ARTS FOR THE CHRISTIAN LIFE
Music and the shape of experience: Bach, black gospel, improvisation and structure, tension and resolution, simplicity and complexity, harmony and dissonance. The difference between playing a CD and playing a violin; the role of disciplines; the difficulty of sustaining discipline and creativity in a consumer culture; the difference between consumer religion and Christian faith.

PLAYING GOD: CHRISTIAN REFLECTIONS ON THE USE AND MISUSE OF POWER
Christians have wrestled for centuries with how they should relate to poweru2014especially the coercive power of the state and the use of force. But another kind of power comes not from coercion, but creativity, and creative power may be even more risky and potentially corrupting than coercive power. It emerges from our original human commission to bear the image of the divine Creator, yet it is also the source of our tendency to make idols and play gods. In our exercise of power, how can we play the true God rather than a false god? How can we restore human image-bearing of the true God rather than make graven images of untrue gods? We will use art and music to focus our reflections on the oldest human temptation and the highest human calling.

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Andy Crouch is Partner for Theology and Culture at Praxis, and author of The Tech-Wise Family and Culture Making: Recovering Our Creative Calling. He was Executive Editor of Christianity Today from 2012-16. His work and writing have been featured in The New York Times, The Wall Street Journal, and Time.

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