Creation Care

Animals end up in shelters for a variety of reasons, but not all of them make it out. Here’s how your church can help get more happy, healthy shelter pets adopted!

Calling all Christians to lament the role we’ve played in the oil spill. But lament isn’t just about sorrow; it’s also about hope and change.

In watching “Avatar,” Steven Garber discovers a warning: “If we casually walk away from people and place, we lose something crucial to our humanity–so be careful about that.”

Two poems from poet Debra Rienstra on the tenderness and determination of spring. “…this keeper/ of unlikely things, tender of promises/ more than fulfilled.”

How should Christians pray when we are helpless in the presence of environmental disasters like the Gulf Coast oil spill? Don’t start with the disaster, or with us. Start with God.

Shovel in one hand. Bible in the other. That’s environmental missions.

Bring a plant, get a new plant! A plant swap is an easy (and cheap!) way to build community with others from outside of your church by stewarding God’s creation together.

Eat local: “Not as an act of hatred against grocery chains or an act of defiance against the commercial food industry in the US but as an act of character, of learning and of growing.”

Take a minute of quiet with this beautiful call to praise the Creator on the National Day of Prayer for Creation.

Squirrel pie, mullet salad, geoducks, and prairie oysters: what America has lost and gained in the evolution of its culinary customs.

National Bike-to-Work Day is this Friday. But when is Bike-to-Church Day?

Flourish’s president returns from a trip to Haiti with some good news about how the country is reviving and how you are helping it.

Our goal is to slowly remake our landscape from one of suburban conformity to one that is God-glorifying and provides food for many different kinds of creatures, including humans.

[Ed. note: This article is part of our series of weekly church activities, Cultivating Community, published on Thursdays] The Exxon Valdez oil spill of 1989 thrust creation’s vulnerability into the spotlight for many of us for the first time. Yet, over 20 years later, that vulnerability shocks us again as we witness the unfolding of [...]