Author Archives: Dr. Steven Garber

A Christmas Eve Meditation

To be implicated, for love’s sake, in the way the world turns out… a Christmas Eve meditation. Watching “It’s a Wonderful Life” this week, one more year laughing and crying with George Bailey and his family and friends in Bedford … more »

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Entrepreneurial Imagination, Entrepreneurial Vocation

“But why does responsibility matter so much? What if we just imagine ourselves as responsible– isn’t that the same?” Last night a group of folks from across Seattle met at the invitation of Veritas Cities to think about “Designing Experiences … more »

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Waiting for Jesus, Again

December. The word is full of meaning… for some holding the happiest of hopes, for others it represents the saddest stories of all. How can one word mean so much? On the one hand, so much expectation that we can … more »

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Seeing Seamlessly

“So he had lived in childhood and adolescence in the same country rectory, taking part each Sunday in a familiar liturgy which reflected, interpreted and sanctified the changing seasons of the farming year.” Reading one more novel of P.D. James, … more »

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Making Culture Matters

“Picasso at the Lapin Agile” sounds just about as good as it gets— and not surprisingly, the play is born of the genius of Steve Martin. Once upon a time we saw it performed at the Ford’s Theater here in … more »

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The Culture is Upstream from Politics, Again

When I was a boy, my grandfather and I spent summers buying cattle throughout Colorado. Mostly of course, he was the buyer, but there were moments when, with a certain twinkle in his eye, he would let me be the … more »

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The Culture is Upstream from Politics

The culture is upstream from politics, always and everywhere. A few days ago I made that argument at the University of North Carolina, giving the Wilberforce Lecture. While each week my work matters, and each time I speak I feel … more »

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A Disposition to Dualism

A disposition to dualism. The image caught me, thinking through my work last week. From teaching here in Washington, to speaking in Birmingham and Chicago, those words captured what I saw and heard. But what is dualism? and why does … more »

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Pilgrims in the Ruins

Pilgrims in the ruins. The image caught me, and years later I am still living with it. Simply said, it captured the challenge of living in a world where we stumble in the ruins, sinners that we are, sinned against … more »

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At Crucial Moments of Choice

“At crucial moments of choice, most of the business of choosing is already over.” So argued Iris Murdoch, moral philosopher at Oxford University, and in a thousand ways we know it to be true. Parents understand this, spouses understand this, … more »

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