Creating Culture


Former InterVarsity staffer Andy Crouch wants to know, what do you make of the world? In his new book, Culture Making (July 08 release from InterVarsity Press), he challenges Christians to move beyond the “culture wars” and simply condemning, critiquing, copying or even consuming culture. Instead he unleashes a stirring manifesto calling Christians make something of the world—by creating culture.


Andy skillfully unpacks the complexities of how culture works and gives us tools for cultivating and creating culture. Basing his call firmly in keen biblical exposition, he asserts that creating culture is not just something we can do, but something we should do as outlined in the scriptural narrative, the life of Jesus and God’s call on the church.


“I am hard-pressed to think of something that twenty-first-century American Christians need to read more,” says Lauren F. Winner. And James Emery White declares, “[Culture Making] offers a fresh voice with trenchant thinking, forcing you to blow the dust off the mantle of your own settled proclivities.”


A model of his premise, Crouch’s landmark book is sure to be a rallying cry for a new generation of culturally creative Christians. To find out how you can join the culture makers, visit

Andy Crouch talked about making culture at the spring staff conference of InterVarsity’s Graduate and Faculty Ministry. To hear or download the three audio sessions from Andy Crouch, visit Intervarsity’s audio resources page.