Cross & Culture Series
Why (and how) should we, as Christians, care for the created world?
Hosted by All Saints in partnership with A Rocha USA, this event explored the topic of Creation Care through scripture, conversation, food, and music. The evening featured a talk with PCA pastor Kyle Wells, a panel discussion, catered dinner, and a concert by acclaimed songwriter and performer Sandra McCracken!
Meet the Panelists & Presenters
Audio and Images from Cross & Culture 2018
A Rocha USA
A Rocha is an international family of Christian conservation organizations. Our mission is restoring both people and places through collaborative, community-based conservation.
We believe it is vital that Christians better understand our role in God’s full creation and our responsibilities to help it flourish. Working alongside a wide range of people and organizations, we engage churches, schools, neighborhood groups, and land-owners to provide:
Sandra McCracken’s prolific contributions as a songwriter, modern-day hymn writer, and record producer has brought grace and clarity to her soulful, folk-gospel sound. Whether in a theater or in a chapel, she is a dynamic performer who blurs the lines of what church music sounds like, captivating and inviting audiences to sing along. While many of her songs like “We Will Feast In The House Of Zion” and “Thy Mercy My God” have settled into regular rotation in Christian worship services internationally, she has also had songs recorded by All Sons And Daughters, ABC’s Grey’s Anatomy, Audrey Assad, A Rocha Compilation, Bifrost Arts, Caedmon’s Call and others. She is further a founding member of Indelible Grace Music and Rain For Roots (children’s music) and has been a guest writer for Art House America, She Reads Truth, The Gospel Coalition, Christianity Today, RELEVANT Magazine and more.
What is the Cross & Culture Series?
As All Saints seeks to “live as the body of Christ in Austin for the world” we are continually asking how we are called to engage with the culture of which we find ourselves a part. The Cross & Culture series is a launching pad for thoughtful discourse on the dynamic and complex parts of our culture in which we participate daily, including everything from music and literature to movies and politics. The topics and speakers selected each year help us to not only recognize Christ’s transforming presence at work in these aspects of our culture but, instead of simply navigating past them, to also participate in them more thoughtfully and faithfully.
Previous Cross & Culture Events
- 2017: Family, Friendship, and Celibacy: A Gospel-Centered Conversation on Homosexuality
- 2016: The Art and Impact of Documentary Film-making: IMBA MEANS SING
- 2015: Visual Arts in Culture, Christian Life, & Worship | Praying with the Eyes
- 2014: Re-Imagining Hymns | Matthew Smith & Indelible Grace
- 2013: Faith & Politics | Rafting the Political Rapids