Steven Garber

Also a member of Ransom’s Board of Directors, Steven Garber is Director of The Washington Institute for Faith, Vocation & Culture, an educational center committed to "connecting conversations with consequences, learning with life, Washington with the world." The author of The Fabric of Faithfulness: Weaving Together Belief and Behavior During the University Years, for 15 years he was a member of the faculty of the American Studies Program on Capitol Hill, and served for several years as the Scholar-in-Residence for the Council for Christian Colleges and Universities. He spent two years as Fellow and Lilly Faculty Scholar at Calvin College, traveling back and forth between Washington and Grand Rapids regularly. A contributor to the recent volume, Get Up Off Your Knees: Preaching the U2 Catalogue, he writes and speaks widely on the relation of popular culture to political culture, of the moral imagination to cultural responsibility. In addition, he serves as Senior Fellow for both The C.S. Lewis Institute and The Fellows Initiative. A native of the great valleys of Colorado and California, he lives in Virginia with his wife Meg, their five children (only two still at home), and a number of chickens. They are glad members of The Falls Church, an almost 300-year old Anglican congregation, where for many years he has taught a class, Visions of Christian Spirituality.

A Wedding Homily

Faith / Family / Ordinary Life

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Magnolia (P. T. Anderson, 1999)


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Cast Away (Robert Zemeckis, 2000)


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I Am Charlotte Simmons (Tom Wolfe, 2005)


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