Deep Down Things

From the shoot of a stump comes hope that fills the whole earth.

Flourish president Rusty Pritchard writes from Port-au-Prince, detailing the tragedy of Haitian politics in the time of cholera, and where hope can still be found.

The words of Wendell Berry draw Margaret Feinberg past “green” trends and deeper into the soulful significance of creation care.

The Liturgy of a Garden Year

December 1, 2010

The routine of the garden year is split open by transcendent surprises.

The Real Earth Day

November 24, 2010

by Rusty Pritchard My friends know that I’m ambivalent about April 22. A handful of activists declared it Earth Day in 1970, and now it is one of the few “holidays” of wholly secular origin. It’s a confusing day for many people, because pondering the Earth and its benefits elicits feelings of gratitude. Unrooted in [...]

by Cindy Crosby [Ed. note: This article is part of our series of weekly reflections, called Deep Down Things, published on Wednesdays.] To make a prairie it takes a clover and one bee, One clover, and a bee, And revery. The revery alone will do If bees are few. – Emily Dickinson Surely, it is [...]

Jonathan Merritt interviews Marty Duren, author of the new book The Generous Soul, on missional giving and why Christians put their faith in money instead of God–just like everyone else.

Your Soul Needs the Wild

November 3, 2010

The wilderness puts us in our place.

Acorns: A Harvest Discipline

October 27, 2010

“But as we have come to rely more and more on the products of agriculture rather than the freely available food of the creation, most of us have ceased to take advantage of the bounty of fall. This is a mistake.”

by Brian Janaszek [Ed. note: This article is part of our series of weekly reflections, called Deep Down Things, published on Wednesdays.] We are surrounded by technology. Some may try to avoid particular facets of technology—cell phones, computers, televisions—but few can live almost unencumbered by technology in any shape or form. In such a situation, [...]

Believing is Seeing

October 13, 2010

Some say that we can’t see God’s revelation in creation. Maybe seeing isn’t the first step.

Where do Christians look for answers to suffering and confusion? God himself instructs us to consider his handiwork.

The Rooted People conference: Conversations on the role of food and agriculture in the concrete jungle, and a special deal for Flourish readers.

The Paradox of Efficiency

September 22, 2010

It’s getting cheaper to save energy, but that doesn’t mean we’ll save it.