Ashley Woodiwiss on Wendell Berry’s “The Gift of Good Land”

Ashley Woodiwiss’s bittersweet meditation on reading Wendell Berry then and now.

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The Real Truth about Haiti and What Your Church Can Do Now and in the Future

Disregard bogus claims about some pact made with the devil. The real history of Haiti is more sinister, but the Haitian people are the real heroes. Here’s how to help now and in the future.

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Michael Abbaté on Wendell Berry’s “The Gift of Good Land”

Down to earth. According to author and architect Michael Abbaté, that’s where Wendell Berry brings the values that guide us as Christians, keeping us from being “so heavenly minded that we are no earthly good.”

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We Love the Creation We Know

No matter how humble our immediate environment is, we must learn and love that place before we can learn and love the whole creation.

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Norman Wirzba on Wendell Berry’s “The Gift of Good Land”

“If stewardship is to be anything more than a good intention it must saturate and transform daily economic life so that the health of habitats and humans together can be achieved.”

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Flourish Book Review: Scouting the Divine by Margaret Feinberg

Margaret Feinberg unearths surprises and blessings from the Bible’s pastoral texts through the testimony of those who live closest to the land.

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Winter Backyard Birding Part 2

Once you’ve set up some backyard birdfeeders as described in Part 1, go beyond the simple pleasure of watching birds with these few steps, outlined below, to engage your family’s intellect and passions in a deeper understanding of birds and local ecology.

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John Murdock on Wendell Berry’s “The Gift of Good Land”

Berry rightly calls hubris the great ecological sin and reminds us that the temporary use of the Lord’s creation is a gift, not an excuse for exploitation.

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Eight Starter Ideas for Churches Who Care about Creation

Biblical environmental stewardship must be about caring for creation in a way that’s deeply rooted in faith and that testifies to the Creator himself. Here are eight ideas for your church.

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Cindy Crosby on Wendell Berry’s “The Gift of Good Land”

In the prairie–worthless by conventional economic measures–writer Cindy Crosby find the invaluable.

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The Environmental Crisis is a Crisis of Character

The environmental crisis is a crisis of character. How do we develop and employ virtues like prudence, courage, faith, and hope to confront it?

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Ragan Sutterfield on Wendell Berry’s “The Gift of Good Land”

“We cannot set out to make our living, if we are to be neighborly, by depriving and destroying our commonwealth—our common gift of good land.”

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Flourish Book Review: Everyday Justice by Julie Clawson

“Don’t Panic!” That’s Julie Clawson’s advice for right living in her book, “Everyday Justice,” reviewed here by Tracey Bianchi.

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Denis Haack on Wendell Berry’s “The Gift of Good Land”

Today’s response to Wendell Berry’s essay “The Gift of Good Land” comes from Denis Haack, the co-founder and co-director of Ransom Fellowship. “The Gift of Good Land,” was published thirty years ago, and we reprinted it in the Fall 2009 issue of Flourish Magazine to celebrate Mr. Berry’s work, but also to provoke some questions: [...]

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