Author Speaks to Faculty About Creating Culture

Siloam Springs, Ark. (August 23, 2010) — Author and speaker Andy Crouch was the featured guest during the recent JBU Faculty Workshop. Crouch is the author of Culture Making: Recovering Our Creative Calling and a senior editor at Christianity Today International. Crouch addressed both faculty and staff in his first workshop entitled “Culture Making.”

The session included Crouch playing Bach preludes and fugues in new Barry Performing Arts Center. He went on to discuss the Bach fugue, a spiritual and a painting entitled “The Lesson” as examples of culture making.

His message was to challenge faculty and staff to go beyond the usual reactions to culture (condemning, critiquing, copying and consuming) and adopt a posture of both creating and cultivating culture.

Throughout his three-day stay, Crouch spent time with faculty who teach foundation classes as well as conducted several workshops. Crouch’s final address entitled “Future Projects and Final Challenges”, was presented to faculty during their final workshop luncheon.

The JBU Faculty Workshop brings together faculty to prepare for the upcoming school year and discuss topics affecting students. Faculty were given copies of Crouch’s book in preparation of his workshop sessions.