There aren’t many words less popular in our world than “institution.” But institutions are essential for flourishing. Andy Crouch argues that if we want our power to be used for the comprehensive flourishing of the world, we will have to understand institutions.
Andy Crouch is the author of The Tech-wise Family, Strong and Weak, Playing God, and Culture Making. He serves on the governing boards of Fuller Theological Seminary and the Council for Christian Colleges and Universities. For more than ten years he was an editor and producer at Christianity Today, including serving as executive editor from 2012 to 2016. He joined the John Templeton Foundation in 2017 as senior strategist for communication. His work and writing have been featured in The New York Times, The Wall Street Journal, Time, and several editions of Best Christian Writing and Best Spiritual Writing. A classically trained musician who draws on pop, folk, rock, jazz, and gospel, he has led musical worship for congregations of 5 to 20,000.