This year’s Crossroads: Faith and Culture Project event will take place from October 21 to October 23, 2013. The keynote presenters will be the husband and wife team of Sarah Masen and David Dark. David will speak during convocation on Monday, October 21 at 10 a.m. in Gaither Chapel and at 7:30 p.m. on Tuesday, October 22 in Gaither Fellowship Hall. David and Sarah will present together during a Crossroads session on Wednesday, October 23 at 10 a.m. in Gaither Chapel.

Sarah is a well-known singer songwriter who has collaborated with artists such as Bela Fleck, Julie Lee and Sam Ashworth. She began her career in music as the singer for an acoustic folk-pop band known as The Art Institute, and also produced a self-titled album in 1996 that included the single “All Fall Down” which was included on the television show “Party of Five.”

Sarah Masen will perform a concert in Gaither Fellowship Hall on Monday, October 21 at 7:30 p.m.

David is a prolific writer with several publications. He was the 2009 Crossroads: Faith and Culture Project keynote speaker and is the author of “The Sacredness of Questioning Everything,” “Everyday Apocalypse: The Sacred Revealed in Radiohead, The Simpsons, and Other Pop Culture Icons” and “The Gospel According to America: A Meditation on a God-blessed, Christ-haunted Idea.”

All events are free and open to the public.

More information about David Dark and Sarah Masen can be accessed here.

Crossroads: The Faith and Culture Project recognizes the powerful medium of the popular arts as a revelation of the realities of the human condition including its beauty and truth by seeking to engage with popular culture and to discern the positive and negative messages woven within culture as they relate either directly or indirectly to the Christian faith. Currently, Crossroads is on a three-year cycle focusing on music, film, and literature. This year’s focus is on music.