From Consumers to Creators


How do we sustain real creativity in a consumer culture? How can our churches and homes become places of active participation rather than passive entertainment? This session will look at the “device paradigm” that governs life in a technological age, and the ways that dependence on technological devices undermines cultural excellence. There is more satisfying, demanding life available – the life of spiritual and cultural disciplines that makes us the kind of people who have something of enduring value to offer the world.

Who Might Find This Helpful

It will be most helpful for people who are coming of age—teenagers, college students—and want their life to matter; and people who are responsible for leading and developing others (leaders, parents, teachers, pastors, producers).

Topics: Technology
Conferences: CG2013
Church: Christ Community Church, Kansas City

About the Author

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 is the former executive editor of Christianity Today.