Culture Care: Reconnecting with Beauty for Our Common Life

Culture Care: Reconnecting with Beauty for Our Common Life

by Makoto Fujimura, Mark Labberto

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Culture Care: Reconnecting with Beauty for Our Common Life by Makoto Fujimura, Mark Labberto

"Culture is not a territory to be won or lost but a resource we are called to steward with care. Culture is a garden to be cultivated."

Many bemoan the decay of culture. But we all have a responsibility to care for culture, to nurture it in ways that help people thrive. In Culture Care artist Makoto Fujimura issues a call to cultural stewardship, in which we become generative and feed our culture's soul with beauty, creativity, and generosity. We serve others as cultural custodians of the future.

This is a book for artists, but artists come in many forms. Anyone with a calling to create—from visual artists, musicians, writers, and actors to entrepreneurs, pastors, and business professionals—will resonate with its message. This book is for anyone with a desire or an artistic gift to reach across boundaries with understanding, reconciliation, and healing. It is a book for anyone with a passion for the arts, for supporters of the arts, and for "creative catalysts" who understand how much the culture we all share affects human thriving today and shapes the generations to come.

Culture Care includes a study guide for individual reflection or group discussion.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780830845033
Publisher: InterVarsity Press
Publication date: 02/14/2017
Pages: 160
Sales rank: 180,057
Product dimensions: 5.50(w) x 8.25(h) x (d)

About the Author


Makoto Fujimura is an internationally renowned artist, writer, and speaker who serves as the director of Fuller Theological Seminary's Brehm Center for Worship, Theology, and the Arts. He is also the founder of the International Arts Movement and served as a presidential appointee to the National Council on the Arts from 2003 to 2009. His books include Refractions: A Journey of Faith, Art and Culture and Silence and Beauty. Recognized worldwide as a cultural shaper, Fujimura's work has been exhibited at galleries including Dillon Gallery in New York, Sato Museum in Tokyo, The Contemporary Museum of Tokyo, Tokyo National University of Fine Arts Museum, Bentley Gallery in Arizona, Taikoo Place in Hong Kong and Vienna's Belvedere Museum. In 2011 the Fujimura Institute was established and launched the Qu4rtets, a collaboration between Fujimura, painter Bruce Herman, Duke theologian/pianist Jeremy Begbie and Yale composer Christopher Theofanidis, based on T. S. Eliot's Four Quartets. A popular speaker, Fujimura has lectured at numerous conferences, universities and museums, including the Aspen Institute, Yale and Princeton Universities, Sato Museum and the Phoenix Art Museum. Among many awards and recognitions, Bucknell University honored him with the Outstanding Alumni Award in 2012, and the American Academy of Religion named him as its 2014 Religion and the Arts award recipient. He has received honorary doctorates from Belhaven University, Biola University, Cairn University and Roanoke College.

Mark Labberton is president of Fuller Theological Seminary in Pasadena, California. He previously served as Lloyd John Ogilvie chair for preaching and director of the Lloyd John Ogilvie Institute for Preaching. Labberton came to Fuller after sixteen years as senior pastor of First Presbyterian Church of Berkeley, California. He has served as chair of John Stott Ministries (now Langham Partnership) and co-chair of the John Stott Ministries Global Initiative Fund. Today he continues to contribute to the mission of the global church as a senior fellow of International Justice Mission. He is the author of The Dangerous Act of Loving Your Neighbor and The Dangerous Act of Worship.

Table of Contents

Foreword by Mark Labberton
Preface
1. On Becoming Generative
2. Culture Care Defined
3. Black River, Cracked Lands
4. From Culture Wars to a Common Life
5. Soul Care
6. Beauty as Food for the Soul
7. Leadership from the Margins
8. "Tell 'em About the Dream!"
9. Two Lives at the Margins
10. Our Calling in the Starry Night
11. Opening the Gates
12. Cultivating Cultural Soil
13. Cultural Estuaries
14. Custodians of Culture Care
15. Business Care
16. Practical Advice for Artists
17. Tilling Our Cultural Soil in the Age of Anxiety
18. New Vocabularies, New Stories
19. What If?
A Gratuitous Postscript
Acknowledgments
Discussion Guide
Notes

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