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May 15, 2017

The Reconnect 5-15-17 | Weekend news | Makoto Fujimura on culture care

We run down some stories from the weekend:

  • In case you thought the claims of a rise in white nationalism were just fake news, we have some evidence from the weekend that in fact, we continue to have a very real and very deep problem of racism in this country.
  • President Trump spoke at Liberty University’s commencement ceremony over the weekend, promising his administration would specifically seek to protect Christians. Religious liberty is only fulfilled when it exists for all, not just Christians. We are not interested in a religious liberty that sets one faith above the others.
  • The Pope canonizes two new saints – who died as children. We look at this practice within Catholicism and examine why we don’t actually need to pray to saints.

In our second half, we seek to rediscover culture. Our guest, Makoto Fujimura says:

“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.”

[bctt tweet=”What happens when we rediscover our God-given call to be culture-makers and caretakers?” username=”carmenlaberge”] Makoto calls us to seek out opportunities to create goodness and beauty around us as we seek to reflect God’s character to a broken world.

Makoto Fujimura is an internationally renowned artist, writer, speaker and the author of Culture Care: Reconnecting with Beauty for our Common Life. He also serves as the director of Brehm Center for Worship, Theology, and the Arts at Fuller Theological Seminary


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