At Intersect, we want to equip you to engage culture — bringing your faith to bear on every corner of your life. And to learn how to engage culture well today, we should learn from people who have engaged culture well in the past.
Bruce Ashford published profiles of six heroes of cultural engagement — and we’ve compiled these posts for you below.
(While you’re at it, don’t forget to grab Dr. Ashford’s free e-book, A Pocket Guide to Christianity and Culture.)
Abraham Kuyper was a pastor, journalist, newspaper founder, professor, university founder, parliament member and prime minister. Both his writings and his life story show us a Christian who not only critiqued culture but made culture. Read More>>
Francis Schaeffer was the director of a Swiss retreat center, L’Abri, and became well known as a teacher and defender of the Christian faith. Schaeffer treated individuals as God’s unique creations, made in God’s image and likeness. Read More>>
C.S. Lewis was a professor at Oxford and Cambridge during the middle of the 20th century. For Lewis, “evangelism” was something that Christians do with their whole lives, not only through interpersonal encounters, but in the work they undertake and the shape of their professional lives. Read More>>
Augustine of Hippo was an early Christian theologian and philosopher who lived during the later years of the Roman Empire. He was able to interpret the Bible masterfully and interpret his cultural context skillfully. Read More>>
Balthasar Hübmaier was a forerunner of contemporary Baptists. He lived in 16th-century Europe and is known for preaching the gospel under heavy opposition and persecution. Hübmaier was willing to speak on his convictions, even in the face of persecution and martyrdom. Read More>>
Dorothy L. Sayers was an author, a playwright, a translator of Dante and an occasional theologian. For her, vocation was not primarily an economic exercise, but a calling. Read More>>
What hero of cultural engagement would you add to the list?