The Gift of Good Land


By Wendell Berry Flourish Magazine, Fall 2009   “Dream not of other Worlds …” Paradise Lost VIII, 175 We asked Christian leaders to offer fresh reactions to Mr. Berry's essay. We got quite a response. My purpose here is … [Read more...]

Eight Starter Ideas for Churches Who Care about Creation

By Jim Jewell and Rusty Pritchard, co-founders, Flourish [This article is from our series of weekly ministry ideas called Cultivating Community.] Flourishing churches are those that draw people to God, encourage balanced spiritual growth, grow … [Read more...]

Weekly Reflection: Confessions of a Reluctant Birder

Looking for a place to lay your head? (Or your eggs?)

By Kendra Langdon Juskus We step out of the blustery openness of the main path, leaving its wide curve through the prairie and entering a quiet grove of willows. There’s a pool of water here in late spring, and a heron rookery that fills the tops … [Read more...]

Why your child needs a knife


By Rusty Pritchard Kids need knives. I still get a laugh when my family goes to a sit-down restaurant, to see servers putting out silverware and carefully making sure that the table knives don’t go anywhere near my kids. This at ages up to … [Read more...]