environmental stewardship

“Berry has reminded me that true heroism is far more dependent on a life that tenaciously makes consistent, long term, and righteous choices than one that pursues the notoriety of being an advocate for reformation.”

Down to earth. According to author and architect Michael Abbaté, that’s where Wendell Berry brings the values that guide us as Christians, keeping us from being “so heavenly minded that we are no earthly good.”

We Love the Creation We Know

January 13, 2010

No matter how humble our immediate environment is, we must learn and love that place before we can learn and love the whole creation.

In the prairie–worthless by conventional economic measures–writer Cindy Crosby find the invaluable.

The environmental crisis is a crisis of character. How do we develop and employ virtues like prudence, courage, faith, and hope to confront it?

“We cannot set out to make our living, if we are to be neighborly, by depriving and destroying our commonwealth—our common gift of good land.”

Today’s response to Wendell Berry’s essay “The Gift of Good Land” comes from Denis Haack, the co-founder and co-director of Ransom Fellowship. “The Gift of Good Land,” was published thirty years ago, and we reprinted it in the Fall 2009 issue of Flourish Magazine to celebrate Mr. Berry’s work, but also to provoke some questions: [...]

Wendell Berry inspires Margaret Feinberg to creation care through his reminder that the land is a gift.

Dr. Steven Bouma-Prediger, a leader in the creation care movement, responds to Wendell Berry’s essay on stewardship, “The Gift of Good Land,” 30 years after its original publication.

A Steward’s Prayer

December 21, 2009

Jon Silvius reflects on a life of creation care in service to God.

Thanksgiving has a relatively simple premise. It’s a holiday known for family time, rest, and warm, hearty (and largely local) food. It’s also refreshingly unmarketable. Although you can now send Thanksgiving cards and place giant inflatable turkeys on your front lawn, nothing about Thanksgiving rivals the outrageous commercialization of Christmas. Turkeys don’t have a lot of advertising [...]

A poem in honor of Renewal’s Day of Prayer for God’s Creation.

A poem for the season

October 2, 2009

Stewardship and gratitude must be our responses to the grace that, as Wendell Berry writes in his poem “Wild Geese,” “what we need is here.”

A Relevant question

September 17, 2009

Relevant Magazine asks for your thoughts on creation care.