Educators Convention 2011
CULTURE-MAKING: RECOVERING OUR CREATIVE CALLING
Every year, our association runs a conference at the end of October where we hope to encourage, equip and inspire our members to grow in the knowledge of why we do what we do. Central to our conference is a time of worship collectively as the body of Christ and a time of celebration for the milestones of service that our members have reached.
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This year our main speaker was:
Andy Crouch 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. In 2011, he became special assistant to the president at Christianity Today International, where he has served as executive producer of the documentary films Where Faith and Culture Meet and Round Trip, and as editorial director of the Christian Vision Project. He serves on the governing boards of Fuller Theological Seminary and Equitas Group, a philanthropic organization focused on ending child exploitation in Haiti and Southeast Asia. He is also a member of the editorial board of Books & Culture, a senior fellow of the International Justice Mission’s IJM Institute, and a member of the Board of Advisors for the John Templeton Foundation. 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 MDiv 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.