Flourish magazine

Gardening with God

March 26, 2010

Creation care isn’t only about big landscapes and vast wildernesses. We meet God in the particularity of tomatoes and radishes and cucumbers, too.

Roll with the punches of creation’s unpredictability, says farmer and writer Ragan Sutterfield. That’s faithful living.

“Fifteen years ago I wasn’t all that excited about working in a nation sometimes referred to as ‘the graveyard of good intentions.’” How will more good intentions help or hurt Haiti in the wake of its greatest disaster yet?

Poetry: “Requests”

March 19, 2010

“We want … an end to all our wanting.”

The how’s and why’s of cultivating the earth and connecting to God through organic gardening.

An “overtired, hyper-caffeinated, stressed-out mom” still manages to take a step of stewardship each day, and encourages us that “sustainable living is totally doable.”

Trees: their absence leads to poverty, but their flourishing helps the rural poor of the world thrive.

Inside Flourish

February 22, 2010

What to look forward to: inside Flourish magazine, and outside your window with the changing of the seasons.

We depend upon others. That includes creation.

A long life of faith and stewardship is rocked and disturbed by Wendell Berry’s admonitions in “The Gift of Good Land.”

Winter is the perfect time to save energy and reduce your resource use by sealing up and insulating your home against the cold. Here’s a thorough guide to the most important energy-reduction measures you can take!

Today’s response to Wendell Berry’s essay “The Gift of Good Land” comes from Christian Buckley, author of the forthcoming book Humanitarian Jesus: Social Justice and the Cross. “The Gift of Good Land,” was published 30 years ago, and we reprinted it in the Fall 2009 issue of Flourish Magazine to celebrate Mr. Berry’s work, but [...]

Stop wishing for the perfection of Eden! Turning our perspective instead toward the Promised Land helps us understand how to function in this creation as the messed up folks we are.

Film | “Food, Inc.”

January 25, 2010

“Food, Inc.” reveals what the food industry keeps secret.