Winter 2011

Winter 2011

Here you’ll find the full versions of articles from the Winter 2011 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.


Good Comes from a Grateful Heart
by Lisa Graham McMinn | “We have abundance at our fingertips.” Do we have gratitude in abundance, too?
Goldfish jumping out of a crowded bowl.The Myth of Overpopulation
by Rusty Pritchard | Nearly seven billion people are bound to have an environmental impact on the planet, yet fears of overpopulation are overblown. Economics explains how elite culture gets the issue so wrong.


Mountains in Lynden, WashingtonWhere We Live:
Beyond the “Green” Commandments
by Dave Timmer | One Washington State community fights the latest form of legalism.
Ecological restoration project at The Crossing church.The Flourishing Church:
Redemption by the Side of the Road
by Andy Patton | The Crossing’s motivation for restoring a degraded piece of property was much more than just curb appeal.
San Rafael, Costa RicaGlobal Community:
An Education
by Tim Høiland | A community in Costa Rica learns what helps and what hurts in the wake of environmental disaster.
Items of interest springing up around the creation care community.


Book | Mere Environmentalism
reviewed by Jim Jewell | A thoughtful and clarifying, but incomplete, search for merely Christian differentiation in the environmental movement.
Book | The Family Dinner Table
reviewed by Rachel Stone | Good food advice–for those who can afford it.
Book | ents, elves, and eriador: The Environmental Vision of J.R.R. Tolkien and Narnia and the Fields of Arbol: The Environmental Vision of C.S. Lewis
reviewed by Monika Hilder | Two books reveal what most of us missed in our favorite literary classics.


Two Poems
by Luci Shaw

The Last Page

Peacock feathersOf Faith and Feathers
by Lindsey Howald Patton | “God: He’s just too much.”

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