Deep Down Things

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.”

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.

[Ed. note: This article is part of our series of weekly reflections, called Deep Down Things, published on Wednesdays.] By Russell Moore As I type this, I am looking out at the Gulf of Mexico. You could have seen a similar sight out the window of the hospital where I was born, just a few [...]

Caring for creation and learning about it are both fundamental not only to our identity as Christians, but to our identity as humans. And who does it best? Kids!

“We can easily elevate simple living to the point that it becomes as obsessive and unhealthy as a lifestyle of uncritical acquisitiveness.”

It’s true that the stuff we collect during our lives is, at its best, useful or sentimental, and, at its worst, purposeless and wasteful. Still, things do matter. The resurrection of Jesus tells us why.

“As one Haitian put it, ‘We have lost what we didn’t even have.’”

Nigerians are poorer, and happier, than Americans. Paraplegics are happier than lottery-winners. So when we abuse creation to make money, what good is it doing anyone?

“We are dissatisfied with wanting, tasting and getting…” What is a better way?

We are warned that small steps of stewardship are dangerously futile. When guided by the Creator, small steps can be dangerous, indeed.

A Hopeful Creation

February 24, 2010

C.S. Lewis is best known for imaginative Christian allegories and wise applications of faith to life. But did you know that a rich understanding of creation’s glory and degradation was foundational to his work and his faith?

Remember that you are dust, and to dust you shall return.

The front porch rises again! And it extends further back into history and further ahead into the future than you would have ever thought.

It’s not enough for Christians to claim that environmentalism seems like a religion. We have to provide some answers for what to do about that, and see it as the opportunity it is.