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.

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Help Keep Flourish Going in 2011!

Our hope is that through Flourish magazine and the Flourish blog, your spirit is regularly opened and made more receptive to God through time spent in and caring for his creation. But Flourish is one of the many endangered species out there: a resource that could easily go missing.

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Quotable Creation Care: George Washington Carver on Nature as God’s Megaphone

George Washington Carver sees nature as a multiplicity of channels through which God’s voice comes to us.

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Seven Ways to Get Your Kids Outside

The statistics about how many hours a day kids spend in front of screens can be overwhelming, but they don’t have to be true of your house. Here are some simple ideas for getting your family away from screens and into the great outdoors.

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Does Architecture Matter?

Architecture has an effect on people but what it says. It can speak of contemplation, beauty, modernity, cleanliness, or liveableness. Part of appreciating aesthetics of places means being conscious of the effects on us of the places we inhabit.

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Gerard Manley Hopkins: Creation’s Poet

Gerard Manley Hopkins’ poetry sings of the beauties of God to be found in the created world. Read these poems carefully and let them help point your affections to God when you look out on the world He has made.

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Inside Flourish Magazine, Spring 2011

What do we miss when creation goes missing?

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Thought for Food: Christianity is a “Food-Laden” Religion

These days food is sexy and controversial. However, as Ryan O’Dowd reminds us, food has an older, more spiritual meaning that is often overlooked in our modern “food-obsessed” culture: It is a basic part of what it means to be human.

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Quotable Creation Care: Wendell Berry on Silence and Birdsong

Author and farmer Wendell Berry reflects on the music of birdsong in a short poem from his collection of sabbath poems, A Timbered Choir.

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How to Start a Creation Care Task Force at Church

A creation care task force is a great way to make sure the important task of creation care does not get set aside for more (seemingly) urgent tasks. Learn how to start putting together a small group of informed, interested and empowered people to take practical steps to steward the environment at your church.

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Questioning Technology

Tom Rowley, Executive Director, A Rocha USA, is not a Luddite, but he does want to use technology in his home in such a way that builds his family up rather than the opposite. But its not easy. Rowley shares some answers he’s learned as he’s asked the question, “How do we use technology well?”

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Book Review: Walking Gently on the Earth

Walking Gently on the Earth by Lisa Graham McMinn and her daughter, Megan Anna Neff is “something different” amid the many words that have been spoken and written about creation care. Read a review of it by Flourish Managing Editor Kendra Langdon Juskus to find out why it is a book worth reading.

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The Gift of Good Land

I know very well that Christians have not only been often indifferent to such abuse, but have often condoned it and often perpetrated it. That is not the issue. The issue is whether or not the Bible explicitly or implicitly defines a proper human use of Creation or the natural world.

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Guidelines for Eating from Michael Pollan’s In Defense of Food

Michael Pollan, author of In Defense of Food, argues that the Western diet can be improved greatly just by following a few simple guidelines for how we buy and consume our food.

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