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January 11, 2011

Andy Crouch

Playing God: Creativity and Cultural Power

Underwritten by The Gary and Henrietta Byker Chair
in Christian Perspectives on Political, Social, and Economic Thought

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Andy CrouchAndy is the author of 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 2008 by Publishers Weekly, Relevant, Outreach and Leadership. A senior editor at Christianity Today International, he 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, a senior fellow of the International Justice Mission’s IJM Institute, and serves on the board of Equitas Group, a philanthropic organization focused on ending child exploitation in Haiti and Southeast Asia. His writing has appeared in several editions of Best Christian Writing and Best Spiritual Writing. He lives with his family in Swarthmore, Pennsylvania.

From 1998 to 2003, Andy was the editor-in-chief of re:generation quarterly, a magazine for an emerging generation of culturally creative Christians. For ten years he was a campus minister with InterVarsity Christian Fellowship at Harvard University. He studied classics at Cornell University and received an M.Div. summa cum laude from Boston University School of Theology. A classically trained musician who draws on pop, folk, rock, jazz, and gospel, he has led musical worship for congregations of 5 to 20,000.

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Visit Andy's Culture Making website to learn more about the exciting things happening at the intersection of Christianity and culture.

Watch his interview on Calvin's Inner Compass program