Summer skills resolution

It is almost here. The endless, hazy days of summer. Time for...what? Reading, fishing, sleeping in, staying up late. Watching TV? Playing video games? Our main goal is to be outside as much as possible. But one proposed rule for our boys … [Read more...]

News: Pope Francis, Life and Creation


Flourish Magazine, Summer 2013 There are many unexpected things about the ascension of Cardinal Jorge Mario Bergoglio to the papacy: his election (unpredicted), his chosen name of Francis (the First), his country of origin (not European), and his … [Read more...]

Food Freedom, not Food Rules


Guilt-free sustainable eating is possible. Review by Karen Swallow Prior Eat With Joy by Rachel Marie Stone. Intervarsity Press, $11.49 I don’t read a lot of “how-to” books. I read even fewer “foodie” books. Too formulaic, … [Read more...]

Interview: Mark Linfield, Director of Disneynature Feature Chimpanzee

An unlikely friendship in Disneynature feature film Chimpanzee. (c) Disney 2012

  Rusty Pritchard of Flourish Magazine recently interviewed Mark Linfield, co-director of Chimpanzee, to be released today in theaters across the United States. FLOURISH MAGAZINE: What inspired you to  make Chimpanzee? Mark Linfield: … [Read more...]

Connecting Kids to Creation: Everything is Interesting

by Rusty Pritchard The wiring is already there. The mental infrastructure is in place. It's up to us to provide the raw materials.  I'm not a romantic. Don't accuse me of putting the "noble savage" on a pedestal. I'm part scientist, part … [Read more...]

Everything is Interesting: Raising Educated People

Everything is Interesting for Children Exploring Creation

By Jerram Barrs Flourish, Spring 2012 We live in a culture filled with boredom and cynicism—even among our children. It is a tragic commentary on our culture that you can meet 16- and 17-year-old kids who are apathetic about their own … [Read more...]

Inside Flourish Magazine, Spring 2012


Thank You Kendra The issue of Flourish magazine you're viewing is the fruit of many hands, evidence of the faithful work of a community. Leading that band of writers, poets, artists, thinkers, and volunteers for the last three years has been the … [Read more...]

Earth Day’s Forgotten Founder

John McConnell Earth Day Founder

The Christian roots of the original Earth Day: It wasn’t April 22, and it wasn’t a protest movement. by John A. Murdock Flourish, Spring 2012 Ninety-six-year-old John McConnell still proclaims the same message of “peace, justice, and … [Read more...]

A Call to Compassion from Our Brothers the Animals


By Kendra Langdon Juskus Flourish, Spring 2012 “Oh God, enlarge within us the sense of fellowship with all living things, our brothers the animals to whom Thou gavest the earth in common with us. . . . May we realize that they love the … [Read more...]

Romans 1:20 Moments

Water the garden at sunset

Time spent in God's creation reveals the face of God. by Nancy Sleeth Flourish, Spring 2012 It all started in a garden, as so many good things do. Shortly after we moved to Kentucky, a new friend, Sharon, invited me to her house. Sharon … [Read more...]



By D.S. Martin Flourish, Fall 2011 How far does it stretch the astral beam    celestial stream shimmer-trickle of light further descended than comprehended straight from the highest height? Consider    reduced to a speck in … [Read more...]

When the Goats Give Birth


By Rachel Stone Flourish, Spring 2012 Four years ago this month, on a brilliant Sunday afternoon, my husband drove our fourth-hand Volvo through the high road winding through the farmlands of Fife, in Scotland, while I alternately let out … [Read more...]