Summer 2010

Summer 2010

Here you’ll find the full versions of articles from the Summer 2010 issue of Flourish. Sign up for fresh Flourish content by email or RSS.

Inside Flourish
by Kendra Langdon Juskus, Managing Editor | Thoughts on this issue.


Suburban houses in a rowSprawling from Sea to Shining Sea: America’s need for a New Urbanism
by Drew Ward | How is a nation glutted with suburbs shaping us and the environment for the worse? How can we re-imagine where we live for the better?
Earth in Art
by Jennifer Lynn Haas | God’s presence in creation, as seen through the eyes and expertise of an artist.
Earth on a plateThe Global Dinner Table: How what we eat here impacts lives everywhere
by Tim Schubert | Bringing scripture to bear on the economic, environmental, and social landscapes of a “simple” little thing like food.


Child's hands holding strawberries.Where We Live:
From Famine to Feast: The story of Anathoth Community Garden
by Fred Bahnson | After a deadly tragedy, one community turns a scene of bloodshed into a landscape of hope.
Green steeple against a sunset.The Flourishing Church:
Ecclesia Fights for Life on All Fronts
by Lindsey Howald Patton | The Ecclesia church community in Houston takes “green living” beyond trends and into truth.
Items of interest springing up around the creation care community.
Toolshed: A Summer Guide to Canning Tomatoes
This step-by-step guide will help you savor summer’s brightest gems all year long.


Film | Deep Down | The problems of coal mining come down from the mountains and into the daily lives of one embattled Appalachian town.
– reviewed by Anna Jane Joyner
Film | Sweetgrass | A documentary of the fate the American West, Sweetgrass “brings you into the violence of creation on scopes both large and small.” — reviewed by Brian Watkins


Here and In the Garden the Word Becomes Flesh by John Leax

The Last Page

The Edge of Enough
by Tom Montgomery-Fate | “A worm bin seemed like a good way to learn something about what and how much we waste. At least that was the plan.”

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