What’s In Season Where: Interactive Map

An interactive map which shows what is in season where in the US.

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Sprouts

Some “green” Oscar nominees, a call from Cape Town, and an introduction to the newest member of the Flourish staff are among our tidbits of news this issue.

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The Year Technology Replaced Talking

That technology is a powerful to no one argues, but its power can be used to promote community and real connection, or to undermine it. The task before the church is to think carefully about technology as to avoid the latter.

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Quotable Creation Care: C. S. Lewis on God’s Artistry

C. S. Lewis remind us of the most important reason for to care for creation: the fact that it is God’s workmanship.

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Water Conservation at Church: Saving Water Outdoors

Now that you’ve fixed every leak inside your church’s building, it’s time to turn your attention to the outside–where there’s even more to do!

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Review of The Omnivore’s Dilemma by Michael Pollan

In The Omnivore’s Dilemma Michael Pollan takes us on a journey through the modern food system. He explores the industrial food system and how corn goes from a tiny seed in a field in Iowa to processed chemicals in foods everywhere. He also explores the traditional agrarian approach to food and offers it as an alternative to the industrial process.

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Busyness, Rest, and the Gospel

Our modern lives can sometimes be a busy rush from one thing to the next, but the gospel calls us to take time to slow down and remember that all the work that ever needed to be done to secure our worth has already been accomplished.

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An Education: A Costa Rican Community Learns What Helps and What Hurts in the Wake of Disaster

An education: A Costa Rican community re-learns redevelopment in the wake of environmental disaster.

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C. S. Lewis and the Right Relationship of Animals and Humans

C. S. Lewis, in his book Perelandra, pictures what our relationship with animals may have been like had there been no fall. There are examples of the remnants of that unfallen relationship today, but even they are not what they are supposed to be.

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The Wilderness is Not a Commodity

Dean Ohlman writes about the need to view the earth as more than merely a pile of resources, but as a good in its own right. Creation care happens when we see the earth as God sees it in all its beauty, wonder, and complexity.

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Water Conservation at Church: Saving Water Indoors

Well-digging is only half of the equation. To be compassionate stewards of God’s creation, Christians must conserve water at church as well as provide it to the thirsty.

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St. John and Slavery: A Case Study In How Creation Heals From Its Wounds

The slave trade on St. John USVI wrecked havoc on the landscape, but over time creation has healed itself. It is a testament to the fact that, though we can break the world, it is not wholly broken, and God can always bring healing to the earth.

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“Greenest College Student” Saves His Trash For A Year

Brennan Bird, recently dubbed “Greenest College Student Of The Year,” conducted an eco-project in which he saved all the trash he produced for a year and lived with it in his dorm room both to raise get people to question their own consumption habits and to get himself to see his own environmental impact.

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Redemption by the Side of the Road

The Crossing’s motivation for restoring a degraded piece of property was much more than just curb appeal.

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