Review - Intersect Culture
The Christian Vision Project
Under the direction of cultural expert and Christianity Today writer Andy Crouch, The Christian Vision Project DVD, Intersect Culture: Taking Your Group to a Place Where Faith & Culture Meet (Christianity Today International, 2006, ISBN# 0-917463-30-7) is the perfect tool to use to get your church, family or small group talking about the intersection of faith and culture. The DVD contains six sessions all looking at a Christian response to culture from a variety of angles.
The sessions include: Begin—God calls the church to be a counterculture for the common good; Dwell—When we live closely with others, we find new opportunities to minister; Unite—We serve more effectively and joyfully when we serve together; Reconcile—God wants to heal our racial and ethnic divisions, especially in and through his church; Invest—Transforming entire communities begins when we give ourselves to people, one by one; and Abide—Spiritual disciplines help us to abide in Christ so we can serve faithfully.
Each 15-minute session includes commentary and insight by Christian leaders such as Tim Keller, Lauren Winner, James Meeks, Brenda Salter McNeil and Ken Fong. A leader’s guide is provided that helps guide group discussions, connects each session’s main idea to a biblical text, and suggests weekly activities to engage the material more deeply. The strength of the DVD is that it not only presents challenging ideas about how to engage the culture, but it also details the stories of those who have put these ideas into practice.
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