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Oikonomia and Ordinary Life

Editor’s Note: The following is the edited transcription of a talk given to participants of the TWI Come and See Vocation Conference July 16-17, 2013 in Washington, DC.  “The domestic joys, the daily housework or business, the building of houses, … more »

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Fidelity and Banking: An Interview with John Gage

TWI: What makes a good loan? John Gage: I believe a good loan, like any investment, should benefit all the involved parties, including the bank, the borrower and the community. I work for a community bank that focuses on serving … more »

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An Interview with Eldon Stoffel

Eldon Stoffel is a painter who lives in the Washington, D.C. area. TWI: How have you developed your own sense of calling and theological language for your work? Are there any tensions or complexities that trip you up when you … more »

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An Interview with Chas Edens

Chas Edens is Director and Garden Manager of Anathoth Community Garden in Cedar Grove, NC. TWI: What makes a good farm? The impulse for most of us modern folks is to think of land in terms of its potential (a … more »

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An Interview with Dan Kirkbride

  Dan Kirkbride is a rancher in Wyoming. He is also a member of the Wyoming House of Representatives.  TWI: What makes a good ranch? Dan Kirkbride: A good ranch is a living and evolving enterprise. It’s comprised of its … more »

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An Interview with Luther Weber

This is an interview with Washington D.C. based architect Luther Weber on design, beauty, and vocation. more »

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An Interview with Nicole Bourgea

The following is an interview with Nicole Bourgea, a Washington, D.C. based artist about her AS IS painting project. TWI: For those who might not be familiar with you, tell me a little about yourself, where you are from, what drew you … more »

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Gift-Giving: An Interview with Susan Den Herder

Susan Den Herder is the owner of Freshly Pressed Stationery, a hand-printed letterpress line of stationary and editor of Canal West, a curated online design and gift site. The Washington Institute was familiar with her work on design and retail, … more »

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The Work of Art

“‘The principle part of faith is patience,’ and this applies, too, to art of all disciplines. We must work every day, whether we feel like it or not, otherwise when it comes time to get out of the way and … more »

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A Sense of Place in Globalization

Recently, I was talking with a Pastor friend at a coffee shop about the importance of a “sense of place” in a globalizing world. This is particularly relevant in Washington, DC, where many of our friends are frequently absent, “off … more »

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