A Rooted People: Church, Place, and Agriculture in an Urban World

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

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Quotable Creation Care: J. Sterling Morton and the Next Generation

What do we owe the next generation of environmental stewards?

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Two Poems

By John Leax Flourish magazine, Summer 2010 Here Here is the place of order made by daily labor. Against bright sky, the house, limned by spruce and larch, grown old in weathered caring, stands white. Beyond its shadow, the garden lies down in rows stretched fondly on the earth. Forsythia and honeysuckle, lilac, lily, and [...]

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Audit and Fix It: The First Two Steps to Becoming an Energy-Efficient Church

An energy audit so simple the church youth group can do it and a series of minor changes to your church’s facilities are all it takes to lower energy costs and environmental destruction.

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The Paradox of Efficiency

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

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Quotable Creation Care: Rainer Maria Rilke Greets the New Season

Tomorrow marks the start of fall. According to poet Rainer Maria Rilke, it’s about time.

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Film | Sweetgrass

Without bells and whistles or political agenda, Sweetgrass fulfills the purpose of a documentary with an unflinching and transcendent portrayal of life in the American wilderness.

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How to Start Recycling at Church

Recycling is a measure of good stewardship, a good witness, and a wise use of resources. So why don’t more churches do it? Learn how your church can start.

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Going Offline for Goodness’ Sake

A confession about technology use.

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Quotable Creation Care: Scott Sabin on Creation’s Boiling Point

“…environmental changes happen so slowly that we do not recognize as they occur.”

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Film | Deep Down

Money or mountains? This is the debate many poor Appalachian communities must struggle through when a mountain top removal mine is proposed in their midst. The movie Deep Down captures their struggle with honesty and sensitivity and reminds us of our own dog in the fight.

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Sunday School: Taking it Outside

We all know that taking traditionally indoor activities into nature can be better in theory than in actuality. September is a great month for getting outside, but no one likes to be struck on the head by a falling chestnut mid-Scripture reading. So here are some suggestions for taking your weekly worship outdoors in a way that will simultaneously glorify the Creator and allow everyone to fully enjoy his creation:

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