Created & Creating, A Biblical Theology of Culture offers a road map for how every Christian can, and should, participate in creating culture. Written by William Edgar, a professor of apologetics at Westminster Theological Seminary in Philadelphia. Edgar often writes about music, particularly jazz, as seen in his bio here.
Not gonna lie. This book (properly) goes deep into theological reasons for engaging culture. As such, this is a take-your-time-and-think-about-it book.
Here’s a passage…
“For these reasons, though we do not yet see everything in subjection to our champion (Jesus), we understand by faith that he is leading the new humanity into a heavenly calling (Heb 3:1). The son is building a house far greater than Moses’ house (Heb 3:1-6). The image of a house is significant, for it portrays both the spiritual truth that God’s people are established like a well-crafted building and the practical truth that we can live in a godly, loving way, showing hospitality (Heb 13:2), showing mercy to prisoners (Heb 13:3), celebrating marriage (Heb 13:4), using money honestly (Heb 13:5), respecting leaders (Heb 13:6), in short, every component of culture making.”