Creation Care

The rain barrel is no longer a slimy swamp of mosquito larvae. In fact, it can save your church lots of money and the world lots of water. Here’s how to get water conservation started at your church with a rain barrel.

Turning a blind eye to human suffering is wrong, and we know it. Why don’t we feel the same way about environmental degradation?

A 2nd century church father on the creatures that minister to our needs.

Inside Flourish

July 12, 2010

A peek inside the Summer 2010 issue of Flourish magazine.

[Ed. note: This article is part of our series of weekly church activities, Cultivating Community, published on Thursdays] It’s summertime, when the bicycle is the preferred seasonal mode of transportation. But getting on a bike this summer means a lot more than a day of fun with the wind in your face. If more Americans [...]

Sustainable homesteading is experiencing a revival among environmentally-minded Christians. Tri Robinson reminds us that what started with the pioneers should still be shaped and informed by pioneer values and Christian faith.

You’ve seen those “Adopt-a-Highway” signs on the side of the road. Your church’s name can be on one of them! Here’s how.

Community Supported Agriculture: One of the easiest ways to support small, local farmers. Here’s how!

Don’t throw it out! Collect old books with a church-sponsored book donation day and save them from the landfill and put them into the hands of people who need them most.

“Going green” is popular because it is about following the rules and doing things for cheap. Christian environmental stewardship is about something bigger.

A butterfly garden is one of the easiest gardens to start and keep up–and one of the most rewarding!

Think the world’s biggest environmental problems are overpopulation and climate change? Think again.

A radical woman of faith and action, Denise Giardina defends the creation and the way of life she belongs to against mountaintop removal mining in West Viriginia.

How do I know when it’s OK to eat strawberries? How do I cook a kohlrabi? Answers to these and other questions you thought you’d never ask about seasonal eating in this issue’s Toolshed.