Discover a series of writings and photographs based on Jesus' parables that began with "the kingdom of God is like... ." By examining four sermons based on the scriptures of the four gospels, this series invites us to reexamine where these parables intersect with our daily lives. Four congregation members also share their personal reflections on the theme: finding inspiration at the farmers market, during transition through a challenging time, in the backyard garden, and beneath the expanse of an unconventional train terminal. Explore the words and images gathered to share updated impressions on the words "the kingdom of God is like... ."
Caroline Rutledge Armijo, a mixed-media artist, is a ninth-generation North Carolinian who transplanted to Washington, DC’s Chinatown. Much of her work focuses on family and spirituality. She primarily works in book arts and paper sculpture, but incorporates collage, Chinese Brush Painting, graphic design, and embroidery into her work. Caroline is the artist-in-residence at Calvary Baptist Church in Downtown Washington, DC. She has taught a wide range of workshops at the Paper Source and led hands-on activities with numerous non-profits, including The Textile Museum and The Scrap Exchange Creative Reuse Center. In December of 2003, Caroline received her MA in Liberal Studies from North Carolina State University, focusing on cultural institutions and lifelong learning. She received her BA in Journalism with a focus on advertising from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill in 1996. Caroline enjoys being an urban mom and practicing Tai Chi in Chinatown.