Poiema is derived from the Greek word meaning "things that are made," and shares a root with our English word, poetry.
Poiema is the word the Apostle Paul used when he wrote to the Ephesian Christians reminding them they were God's workmanship, created in Christ Jesus.
In other words, because of Christ, our lives are to be, in effect, living works of art.
This implies we are not called to stand apart from culture or to stand over against it. Rather, we are sub-creators: living well-crafted lives and creating culture by creating things which are true, good, and beautiful (i.e., art, business, poetry, etc.).
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― Robert Maynard Hutchins, The Great Conversation: The Substance Of A Liberal Education