Connecting Kids to Creation: Everything is Interesting

by Rusty Pritchard The wiring is already there. The mental infrastructure is in place. It's up to us to provide the raw materials.  I'm not a romantic. Don't accuse me of putting the "noble savage" on a pedestal. I'm part scientist, part … [Read more...]

For the Bible Tells Us So: A church’s biblically conservative approach to creation care


By Susan Drake Emmerich Flourish, Fall 2011 Moraine Valley Church lies at the heart of an intersection with a Walgreens on one corner, a gas station on another, and strip malls lining the others. It is a church of 700 people located in … [Read more...]

A Cape Town Commitment to Creation Care

Third Lausanne Congress on World Evangelization, Cape Town 2010

By Lowell BlissFlourish, Fall 2011In October, 2010, over 4200 evangelical leaders from 198 countries converged on Cape Town, South Africa for the Third Lausanne Congress on World Evangelization, continuing the movement begun four decades ago by the … [Read more...]

Inside Flourish Magazine, Spring 2011

By Kendra Langdon Juskus, managing editor Flourish magazine, Spring 2011   What do we miss when creation goes missing? As wealthy (on a global scale) moderns in a frenetic, violent world, we have been taught, implicitly and … [Read more...]

Book | Mere Environmentalism


Reviewed by Jim Jewell Flourish magazine, Winter 2011 Mere Environmentalism: A Biblical Perspective on Humans and the Natural World by Steven F. Hayward AEI Press, 2010, 100 pages During the Christmas holiday, my family spent a lot of … [Read more...]

Beyond the “Green” Commandments


By Dave Timmer Flourish magazine, Winter 2011 Recently I watched a news clip of a woman plugging her new book on “green” living from a faith perspective. Like so many others, her book gives ideas for living a “green” … [Read more...]

The Myth of Overpopulation

By Rusty Pritchard Flourish magazine, Winter 2011 There’s a perilous notion lurking in the minds of many in the environmental movement. Confronted with a burgeoning human population, and frustrated at the human impact on the world’s … [Read more...]

Taking Creation Care One Month at a Time

[Ed. note: This article is part of our weekly series of church activities, called Cultivating Community, published on Thursdays.] “Bird by bird.” That’s the key phrase in Anne Lamott’s book by the same title, which is a guide to … [Read more...]

Christian Environmental Stewardship: More Than Going Green

[Ed. note: This article is part of our series of weekly reflections, called Deep Down Things, published on Wednesdays.] by Kendra Langdon Juskus “Personal happiness, joy, and fulfillment are not what we seek first of all in life. Instead we … [Read more...]

Take One Night to Encourage Hope for Creation


Exciting news from our friends at Blessed Earth: Largest Faith-Based Earth Day Broadcast Event Announced Wilmore, KY -- One night, one message: The church united. On Wednesday, April 21, 2010, the eve of the 40th anniversary of Earth Day, the … [Read more...]

The Environmental Crisis is a Crisis of Character

The Cardinal Virtues

by Rusty Pritchard [Ed. note: this article is part of our weekly series of reflections called Deep Down Things, published on Wednesdays.] Wendell Berry said in The Unsettling of America that the environmental crisis is a crisis of … [Read more...]

Cultivating Community: One Thing

Justly produced coffee packs a lot more than caffeine in its punch.

Watch the hot water swirl into your tea in a rich brown stain. Breathe its steam into your mouth, and feel a little more at peace. Wrap your fingers around the porcelain of your mug. Settle your eyes on the person across from you and really hear what … [Read more...]

Deep Down Things: Down-Home Environmentalism

By Kendra Langdon Juskus This is the first year I won't be traveling to upstate New York to my grandmother's house for Thanksgiving. My grandmother passed away last year, and as I reflect on her life this holiday season, I'm re-posting these … [Read more...]

Cultivating Community: Curing the Black Friday Blues

Nov. 27: Buy Nothing Day

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 … [Read more...]