Interview: Mark Linfield, Director of Disneynature Feature Chimpanzee

An unlikely friendship in Disneynature feature film Chimpanzee. (c) Disney 2012

  Rusty Pritchard of Flourish Magazine recently interviewed Mark Linfield, co-director of Chimpanzee, to be released today in theaters across the United States. FLOURISH MAGAZINE: What inspired you to  make Chimpanzee? Mark Linfield: … [Read more...]

A Call to Compassion from Our Brothers the Animals


By Kendra Langdon Juskus Flourish, Spring 2012 “Oh God, enlarge within us the sense of fellowship with all living things, our brothers the animals to whom Thou gavest the earth in common with us. . . . May we realize that they love the … [Read more...]

Ask the Animals, and They Will Teach You

By Karen Swallow Prior Flourish magazine, Spring 2011   "He who is cruel to animals becomes hard also in his dealings with men. We can judge the heart of a man by his treatment of animals." -  Immanuel Kant Literature—from the … [Read more...]

The Distinction Between Humans and Animals: Make Way for “Non-Human Persons?”

Humpback whale underwater

by Ben DeVries [Ed. note: This article is part of our series of weekly reflections, called Deep Down Things, published on Wednesdays.] Lauren Merritt recently pointed me to a post from Albert Mohler, president of Southern … [Read more...]

Quotable Creation Care: Irenaeus

"These creatures minister to our needs every day: without them we could not live; and through them the human race greatly offends the Creator. We fail every day to appreciate so great a blessing by not praising as we should the Creator and Dispenser … [Read more...]

Book | Eating Animals by Jonathan Safran Foer


Reviewed by Ben DeVries of Not One Sparrow Flourish Magazine, Spring 2010   What would make Jonathan Safran Foer, a talented and successful young novelist (Everything is Illuminated, Extremely Loud and Incredibly Close), decide to spend … [Read more...]

The Art of Animals

Croatian artist Lidija Ivanek

By Ben DeVries of Not One Sparrow [Ed. note: this article is part of our weekly series of reflections called Deep Down Things, published on Wednesdays.] This summer I bumped into the work of Croatian artist Lidija Ivanek, much of which has … [Read more...]