Posted by: judy | December 10, 2008

Museum of Charlatans . . . Andy Crouch

museumWelcome to the Museum of Charlatans. Among other topics, we will feature/reveal post-modern theologins charlatans (PMC) and expose their error. We hope this will be resourceful as you “contend earnestly for the faith” (Jude 3) within your own sphere of influence.

 

The first installation is Andy Crouch. He is quickly rising through parachurch circles as a leader on the trendy, post modern topic of culture and theology. Crouch is a national speaker, accomplished author, and most importantly an influence on your Pastor, Youth Minister, and teen.

In his current book, Culture Making Recovering Our Creative Calling (CM), Crouch claims to “offer a new story, or more precisely, a new way of reading a very old story: the story of culture as told through the pages of Scripture,” (CM, pg.11)

Further into Culture Making  (CM), Crouch also reveals Jesus’ deeper calling —

“far deeper than simply being a good example of what Israel should have been all along. His calling was to take upon himself all of Israel’s failure, all of its cultural dead ends, the accumulated history of independence from God that had led to a seemingly, inescapable, permanent state of exile. In order for the culturally creative movement Jesus sought to unleash to flourish, the brokenness of culture had to be faced head on. And so Jesus accepted the calling of the cross.” (CM, pg.140)

. . . and we thought it was all about sin and redemption.

“But God demonstrates His own love toward us, in that while we were yet sinners, Christ died for us. Much more then, having now been justified by His blood, we shall be saved from the wrath of God through Him. For if while we were enemies we were reconciled to God through the death of His Son, much more, having been reconciled we shall be saved by His life (Romans5: 8-10)

Crouch makes a mighty big claim, so we thought we should all get to know Andy a little better. Ask a few questions along the way and most importantly discern does he accurately handle the word of truth?

2Timothy 15-17“Be diligent to present yourself approved to God as a workman who does not need to be ashamed, accurately handling the word of truth. But avoid worldly and empty chatter,  for it will lead to further ungodliness, ant their talk will spread like gangrene.”

 

andycrouch-150x150Meet ANDY CROUCH

Website & Blog:  Culture-Making

Education:  M.Div., Boston University School of Theology

Employment: Editorial Director of the Christian Vision Project, Christianity Today International

 Contributing Columnist & Writer: Christianity Today, The  Best Christian Writing, The Best Spiritual Writing; The Emergent Mystique

Author: Culture Making, Recovering Our Creative Calling
Named as one of Publisher’s Weekly’s  best religious books of the 2008 year

Co-Author: The Church in Emerging Culture with Leonard Sweet, Erwin McManus, Brian McLaren; Worship Team Handbook; unChristian with Andy Stanley, Brian McLaren, Charles Colson, Louie Giglio, Rick Warren, and others; Catalyst GroupZine: Courageous in Callingwith Andy Stanley, Bill Hybels, and others;

Documentary Films (Executive Producer): Where Faith and Culture Meet,  Round Trip

Editorial Boards:  Books & Culture; subsid of Christianity Today

Speaking Engagements: Coalition for Christian Outreach, Catalyst

Past Experience: Editor-in-chief, re-generation quarterly; Campus minister, InterVarsity Christian Fellowship at Harvard University

Interviews with Andy Crouch: The Christian’s Response to Social Justice, October 2008; Making a Redemptive Political Culture,October 2008; Beliefnet

Mentors & Esteemed Teachers: N.T. Wright, others as they are identified

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  2. This is a great idea! A similar idea is one of my favorite sites for seeing the worst of the absurdities of so-called “Christian” heresy, aberration and nonsense, A Little Leaven:
    http://www.alittleleaven.com/ They call it “A Museum of Idolatry.

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