It is no surprise to discover that two-thirds of American philanthropy actually goes to institutions (whether museums, orchestras, or churches) that primarily serve the rich – essentially, the wealthy underwriting their own cultural experiences with the benefit of a tax deduction.

– Andy Crouch in Culture Making p.209

Poverty is not just a matter of lacking financial resources; it can also simply mean being cut off from cultural power. To be poor is to be unable to “make something of the world.”

– Andy Crouch in Culture Making p.43

Liberal Christians, enamored with the historical-critical method, have done a fine job of dismantling the claims of Scripture in light of its cultural context, but evangelical Christians have often done a fine job of ignoring the cultural import of Scripture while defending its divine inspiration.

– Andy Crouch in Culture Making p.11