Everything is Interesting: Raising Educated People

Everything is Interesting for Children Exploring Creation

By Jerram Barrs Flourish, Spring 2012 We live in a culture filled with boredom and cynicism—even among our children. It is a tragic commentary on our culture that you can meet 16- and 17-year-old kids who are apathetic about their own … [Read more...]

Merry Christmas from Flourish!

Christmas trees in a field with birds flying above them.

The Son is the image of the invisible God, the firstborn over all creation. For in him all things were created: things in heaven and on earth, visible and invisible, whether thrones or powers or rulers or authorities; all things have been created … [Read more...]

Quotable Creation Care: And Heaven and Nature Sing

Joy to the world, the Lord is come! Let earth receive her King; Let every heart prepare Him room, And Heaven and nature sing, And Heaven and nature sing, And Heaven, and Heaven, and nature sing. … [Read more...]

Quotable Creation Care: Madeleine L’Engle on Co-Creating

Remember--the root word of humble and human is the same: humus: earth. We are dust. We are created; it is God who made us and not we ourselves. But we were made to be co-creators with our maker. - Madeleine L'Engle, Walking on Water … [Read more...]

God Made Known in Creation


Merry Christmas from Flourish! We're taking time to celebrate the "firstborn over all creation," so in lieu of a regular "Deep Down Things" post, we invite you to enjoy this: Dr. Bruce Ware, Professor of Christian Theology at The Southern Baptist … [Read more...]

A Steward’s Prayer

Handful of dirt.

by John Silvius1 Flourish Magazine, Fall 2009 1 Father in Heaven, Thank you for Your abiding presence At the dawn of this new day. The glory of Your throne shines forth, The heavens show Your wisdom on display; And together Your Word and … [Read more...]

Deep Down Things: There is a balm in Gilead


Marilynne Robinson's novel Gilead has been around for a few years, but I only recently read it. I'm glad I'm finished with it now, not because it wasn't good, or even transcendent. It's both. But upon finishing it, I felt like Moses on Mount Sinai, … [Read more...]

We don’t give thanks alone

"...then your light will rise in the darkness..."

This poem by Anne Porter is a quiet, but exuberant, reminder that today we give thanks with all of creation for God's good gifts. Share it with the family you have around you at the Thanksgiving table, and with your church family who shares the gifts … [Read more...]

Weekly Reflection: Confessions of a Reluctant Birder

Looking for a place to lay your head? (Or your eggs?)

By Kendra Langdon Juskus We step out of the blustery openness of the main path, leaving its wide curve through the prairie and entering a quiet grove of willows. There’s a pool of water here in late spring, and a heron rookery that fills the tops … [Read more...]

Flourish Interview: Margaret Feinberg, Part Two


Writer and speaker Margaret Feinberg calls creation care an "invitation to intentionality" within the Christian faith. Click the link below to hear more about this invitation (and to find out how she met that cute sheep!) in the second part of … [Read more...]

Flourish Interview: Margaret Feinberg, Part One


Margaret Feinberg is the author more than two dozen books and Bible studies, a regular speaker at national conferences like Catalyst and CreationFest, and one of Charisma Magazine's "30 Emerging voices" who will help lead the church in the next … [Read more...]

No panda-eating for Chuck Colson

Well, it's not quite that simple. But in his BreakPoint radio commentary last Friday, Chuck Colson did quote British naturalist and wildlife expert Chris Packham as saying, "I would eat the last panda if I could have all the money we have spent on … [Read more...]

Video: Creation calls


Sometimes we get so consumed with working for creation's protection and renewal that we fail to let ourselves be amazed by it. The best remedy for that is to go outside and be absorbed into God's creation for a bit, but a close second is this video. … [Read more...]

Birds and music


Art, nature, and the built world collide in this beautiful little project. Here's the story behind it from creator Jarbas Agnelli: … [Read more...]