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One of the great misunderstandings about the care of creation, perpetuated by many environmentalists, is that the main beneficiary of environmental action is...the environment. Don't get me wrong--a Christian worldview clearly recognizes the … [Read more...]

Sowing Seeds of Sustainability


Microlending in rural areas restores more than just financial stability By Bob Morikawa Flourish Magazine, Fall 2009 Haitian farmers, desperate for both healthy land and money to support their families, have a common saying about the choice … [Read more...]

Tending to Eden: The rural poor are tangled in the roots of creation’s groaning


By Scott C. Sabin Flourish Magazine, Winter 2010   Nearly one billion people make their livings as farmers at or near subsistence level. Since these men and women barely participate in the cash economy, they are overlooked by … [Read more...]

An Education: A Costa Rican Community Learns What Helps and What Hurts in the Wake of Disaster


By Tim Høiland Flourish magazine, Winter 2011   The small, quiet town of San Rafael sits amidst passing clouds on the slopes of Volcán Barva in the heart of Costa Rica. The confluence of two strong air currents—one rising from the … [Read more...]

Sustaining Support for Rebuilding Haiti Right

One of Port-au-Prince's main drainage canals empties waste into the sea near Wharf Jeremie.

By Joanna Pritchard Flourish magazine, Fall 2010 In April I watched a Haitian boy lay on his belly on an improvised surfboard, paddling it through the turquoise Caribbean waters, the perfect way to cool off on a blazing hot day. The boy had … [Read more...]

Four Ways to Fight the Cholera Outbreak in Haiti

A Haitian girl in the La Piste camp.

by Joanna and Rusty Pritchard [Ed. note: This article is part of our weekly series of church activities, called Cultivating Community, published on Thursdays.] Depressing news on the phone this morning: a colleague in Haiti sent a team … [Read more...]

Trash Your Cell Phone for Good

Pile of cell phones

[Ed. note: This article is part of our weekly series of church activities, called Cultivating Community, published on Thursdays.] The frequent cell phone upgrades that come with most phone plans keep us up-to-date with cell phone technology … [Read more...]

What is an Environmental Missionary?


by Lowell Bliss Flourish magazine, Spring 2010 At first, the question remained the same, but my answer would change. People asked me, “Lowell, why are you a missionary?” Before I left for India in 1993, I’d tell them my conviction … [Read more...]

Lent in Haiti: A First-Hand Account of Hope after Devastation

A church in Port-au-Prince, Haiti

by Joanna Pritchard [Ed. note: This article is part of our series of weekly reflections, called Deep Down Things, published on Wednesdays.] Joanna Pritchard is a Flourish staff writer, community health advocate and mother of three in Atlanta, … [Read more...]

Under the Rubble: Haiti is Not “Done”

By Scott Sabin Flourish Magazine, Winter 2010   The earthquake that hit Haiti on January 12th was unimaginably devastating, killing as many as 200,000 people, utterly destroying Haiti’s fragile infrastructure, and demolishing some of its … [Read more...]

Cultivating Community: Slurp a Little Soup to Help Haiti Rebuild

Conserving the topsoil of Haiti's hillsides provides a foundation for the rebuilding of a country.

[Ed. note: This article is part of our weekly series of church activities, called Cultivating Community, published on Thursdays.] For the next few weeks, Flourish’s Family Fun editor, Joanna Pritchard, will be in Haiti, using her Haitian Creole … [Read more...]

With Hope to Share


Christmas Gifts Fit for a Kingdom By Kendra Langdon Juskus Flourish Magazine, Fall 2009   "On coming to the house, they saw the child with his mother Mary, and they bowed down and worshiped him. Then they opened their treasures and … [Read more...]

Ecotourism guide: Creation care on the road

Have you ever vacationed on an idyllic Caribbean island and discovered that behind its beautiful beaches was a local population suffering from hunger, poverty, and disease? Or have you labored for a week of building churches and running VBS in a … [Read more...]

“Hope of Africa” risks drying up


By Fredric Gluck This year a drought has crippled Kenya, threatening the relatively stable country with large-scale famine and death. Here, Fredric Gluck, from Care of Creation, an environmental mission organization working in Kenya, explains the … [Read more...]