by Andy Crouch
In this two-part talk at Biola, Andy Crouch, executive editor at Christianity Today, urges his audience to embrace the very beginning and very end of their Bibles: where God creates a good world, and where God creates a beautiful new world. He considers the tendency of Christians to pit themselves against culture and eand xplains that humanity needs culture to have meaning. Using Scripture and the music of Bach, Crouch shows that it has always been humanity's responsibility to turn the raw materials of creation into something beautiful that glorifies God.
Andy Crouch is the author of Playing God and Culture Making: Recovering Our Creative Calling, winner of Christianity Today's 2009 Book Award for Christianity and Culture and named one of the best books of the year by Publishers Weekly, Relevant, Outreach and Leadership. The executive editor of Christianity Today International, Crouch has served as executive producer of the documentary films Where Faith and Culture Meet and Round Trip and was editorial director of the Christian Vision Project from 2005 to 2008. He is a member of the editorial board of Books & Culture, and a senior fellow of the International Justice Mission's IJM Institute.