Flourish Spring 2012
By Jerram Barrs Flourish, Spring 2012 We live in a culture filled with boredom and cynicism—even among our children. It is a tragic commentary on our culture that you can meet 16- and 17-year-old kids who are apathetic about their own existence and bored much of the time. And it is not only teenagers for [...]
Thank You Kendra The issue of Flourish magazine you’re viewing is the fruit of many hands, evidence of the faithful work of a community. Leading that band of writers, poets, artists, thinkers, and volunteers for the last three years has been the work of our managing editor, Kendra Langdon Juskus, to whom we now bid [...]
The Christian roots of the original Earth Day: It wasn’t April 22, and it wasn’t a protest movement. by John A. Murdock Flourish, Spring 2012 Ninety-six-year-old John McConnell still proclaims the same message of “peace, justice, and the care of Earth” that he has for decades, in settings as varied as the United Nations in [...]
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Projects for the Common Good
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 intrinsic value of the created order, which God called “good.” In fact, as C.S. Lewis argued in The Abolition of Man, it [...]
Every step of stewardship helps strengthen and nurture the earth’s biodiversity by protecting and cultivating the abundance of created life, but a particularly helpful step that your church family can take locally is to develop a partnership with a local nature preserve.
Give kids a hands-on creation care lesson with this sunday school seed planting activity!
More ways to Cultivate Community
- Creation Care in the Bible: The Letters of the Apostles
- Praying for Creation Care as a Church
- Parents on Parenting (1): What is the Best Piece of Advice for New Parents?
- Greening Your Cleaning: Twenty Tips for Creation-Friendly Cleaning
- When I Look to the Heavens (2): Family Fun Under the Night Sky