Best of the Blog: Top Ten Posts from Flourish’s “Deep Down Things” Series

[Ed. note: This article is part of our series of weekly reflections, called Deep Down Things, published on Wednesdays.]

Each Wednesday Flourish brings you substantive reflections on creation care from staff and guest writers on our series Deep Down Things. This week we look back at a few of our favorites from the past few years to read and reflect on all over again.

The Environmental Crisis is a Crisis of Character
By Rusty Pritchard
The environmental crisis is a crisis of character. How do we develop and employ virtues like prudence, courage, faith, and hope to confront it?

The Front Porch and the Garden
By Bill Randall
Does an evening on the front porch sound heavenly? There may be more than one reason that this architectural interface between the public and private reminds us of Paradise.

Making Peace With the Suburbs
By Kate Harris
Kate Harris reflects on the “opportunities for faithfulness everywhere”—especially in the suburbs.

Christian Environmental Stewardship: More Than Going Green
By Kendra Langdon Juskus
“Going green” is popular because it is about following the rules and doing things cheaply. Christian environmental stewardship is about something bigger.

Keeping Up With the Joneses: Battling Simplicity Envy
by Kirstin Vander Giessen-Reitsema
“We can easily elevate simple living to the point that it becomes as obsessive and unhealthy as a lifestyle of uncritical acquisitiveness.”


The New Religion of Environmentalism
By Rusty Pritchard
It’s not enough for Christians to claim that environmentalism seems like a religion. We have to provide some answers for what to do about that, and see it as the opportunity it is.

Does Architecture Matter?
By Andy Patton
Architecture has an affect on people by what it says. It can speak of contemplation, beauty, modernity, cleanliness, or liveableness. Part of appreciating the aesthetics of places is being conscious of their affects on us.

Eight Tips for Talking to Your Kids about the Sermon
By Joe Holland
Pastor Joe Holland thinks your kids hear more than you think they do from the sermon, but what they will remember most of all is talking to Mommy and Daddy about it. Read his eight tips and get the conversation started.

The Real Earth Day
By Rusty Pritchard
Thanksgiving is the real earth day. Find out why.


Questioning Technology
By Tom Rowley
Tom Rowley, Executive Director, A Rocha USA, is not a Luddite, but he does want to use technology in his home in such a way that builds his family up rather than the opposite. Rowley shares some answers he’s learned as he’s asked the question, “How do we use technology well?”



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