The Cultural Way of Being

by Geoff Hall
Part 2 in the 4-part series Spiritual Direction in a Postmodern Landscape

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This book offers encouragement to those who want to know how their work can become culturally formative and not just personally expressive. The Cultural Way of Being is rooted in 21st Century culture and calls for artists to shun cultural evacuation and resurrect spirituality.

If we believe ourselves to be artists for the public domain, then we need to understand what this means, not only for what we do, but for who we are. We are not accountants, engineers, plumbers or electricians, builders or demolition experts—although good art may entail a sense of building and demolition!

From the editor
The Cultural Way of Being uncovers the artist’s path toward re-discovering their art’s power to influence and inform culture. Geoff leads the journey away from a narrow, prescriptive platform of institutionalism towards an expansive, authentic and personal art spearheaded by The Spirit; the artist emerges from the Wilderness with a new credibility and a renewed voice.

Table of Contents

Introduction 10
The Spiritual Direction of a Calling (David) 15
Free Design & Propaganda 21
Cultural Power and Direction 29
Intimacy 33
Cultural Evacuation 41
Art & Prophetic Imagination 47
We are not Alone 53
Reference 56
Also in this series 58
About the author 61
Notebook 70


  • ISBN-13: 978-0-9568034-2-9
  • 82 pages
  • notebook section
  • Edited, Designed & Cover photo by Chris Lorensson