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Extending the Front Porch: Four Steps to Becoming a Bike-Friendly Church

by Kendra Langdon Juskus [Ed. note: This article is part of our weekly series of church activities, called Cultivating Community, published on Thursdays.] One day this summer, my husband and I traveled to church in a new way: by bike! … [Read more...]

The Front Porch and the Garden

[Ed. note: This article is part of our series of weekly reflections, called Deep Down Things, published on Wednesdays. It is also a response to our Front Porch series of articles, published in February.] by Bill Randall As an architect, I … [Read more...]

Extending the Front Porch: How to Host a Church E-Waste Collection Event

[Ed. note: This article is part of our weekly series of church activities, called Cultivating Community, published on Thursdays.] It’s exciting to dream of our churches being, like traditional front porches, intermediary spaces of … [Read more...]

Extending the Front Porch: Is Your Church Ready for a Garden?

[Ed. note: This article is part of our weekly series of church activities, called Cultivating Community, published on Thursdays.] What is so refreshing about sitting on a front porch? It can be the company you’re sitting with, a gentle … [Read more...]

Front Porch Revival: The Past, Present, and Possibility of a Neighborhood Mainstay

By Kendra Langdon Juskus [Ed. note: This article is part of our series of weekly reflections, called Deep Down Things, published on Wednesdays.] As Black History Month, February gives us the opportunity to reflect on defining moments and … [Read more...]

Romans 1:20 Moments

Water the garden at sunset

Time spent in God's creation reveals the face of God. by Nancy Sleeth Flourish, Spring 2012 It all started in a garden, as so many good things do. Shortly after we moved to Kentucky, a new friend, Sharon, invited me to her house. Sharon … [Read more...]

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 … [Read more...]

A Backyard Garden of Grace: One Family’s Vegetable Maze Yields Spiritual Fruit

In 2008 Nancy Goodwin's husband Craig came home with a wild idea: to change their backyard into a vegetable prayer labyrinth. Not long after, when he showed up with a sod cutter intent on recreating the layout of the maze on the floor of Chartes … [Read more...]

Cultivating Community Round-Up: A Resource Guide for Caring for Creation at Church

[Ed. note: This article is part of our weekly series of resources for churches and families called Cultivating Community published on Thursdays.] Every Thursday on the blog we set aside space to talk about how to care for creation at church in … [Read more...]

Sabbath Tips: Rest, Community, and Nature

[Ed. note: This article is part of our weekly series of resources for churches and families called Cultivating Community published on Thursdays.] Our modern lives can often be anything but restful. There are cell phones ringing and computer … [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...]

The Neighborly Arts: How Skills Contribute to Community

Hands kneading bread dough.

by Mark T. Mitchell [Ed. note: This article is part of our series of weekly reflections, called Deep Down Things, published on Wednesdays.] Several years ago, I had dinner with a group that included a well-known economist. It soon … [Read more...]

Save Rain by Reviving the Rain Barrel

Multiple rain barrels.

[Ed. note: This article is part of our series of weekly church activities, Cultivating Community, published on Thursdays] A fetid swamp enclosed by rotting wood and crawling with algae and mosquito larvae. That’s the image the … [Read more...]

Support Healthy Transportation: Host a Bike Repair Day at Church

Boy on a bike with no pedals.

[Ed. note: This article is part of our series of weekly church activities, Cultivating Community, published on Thursdays] It’s summertime, when the bicycle is the preferred seasonal mode of transportation. But getting on a bike this summer means … [Read more...]