Spring 2011

Spring 2011

Here you’ll find the full versions of articles from the Spring 2011 issue of Flourish. Sign up for fresh Flourish content by email or RSS.

Inside Flourish
By Kendra Langdon Juskus, Managing Editor | What do we miss when creation goes missing?


Man resting from hiking on a mountain ledge.A Flourish Interview with Nathan Foster
The son of spiritual discipline visionary Richard Foster talks about whether creation care is a spiritual discipline and how the mountains spread the Good News.
A woman holding fresh-baked bread in her hands.Coping with Plenty
By Jan Johnson | Self-indulgence in the plenty around us is “deadly” for us and creation. But what’s the antidote?


Lamb among a flock of sheep.Where We Live:
Tending the Flock: Soil, Soul, and the Ministry of HOPE CSA
By Zachary Hawkins | Church flocks benefit from the time their leaders spend down at the Hope CSA family farm.
First Baptist Church OrlandoThe Flourishing Church:
Wasting Nothing: A Baptist Church Finds a Winning Solution to High Energy Costs
By Kendra Langdon Juskus | First Baptist Church Orlando cut over one million dollars in its utility costs and is now an EPA Congregations Award winner.
Nicaraguan man holding beans.Global Community:
Change and a Chance in El Campo
By Kendra Langdon Juskus and Jennifer Ruppelt | Environmental innovations empower rural Nicaraguans to improve their communities’ health.
Items of interest springing up around the creation care community.
By Nancy Sleeth | How to spruce up your home and keep creation clean at the same time.


Book | Living in God’s Creation: Orthodox Perspectives on Ecology
Reviewed by Scot F. Martin | Is creation care a new discussion? Not in the Orthodox church. What evangelicals can learn from a 2,000 year-old conversation.
Book | The Food Matters Cookbook
Reviewed by Rachel Stone | “Sane eating” for people and planet.
Film | The Economics of Happiness
Reviewed by John Murdock | A beautiful and moving, but incomplete, critique of globalization.


Two Poems
By Abigail Carroll

The Last Page

Young girl with a horse.Ask the Animals, and They Will Teach You
By Karen Swallow Prior | There is more to our favorite literary animal heroes than we might suspect.

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