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Lines in Winter: Map Your Patch of God’s Green Earth

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[Ed. note: this article is part of our series of weekly family activities called Family Fun, published on Fridays] Swallowtail butterflies, purple coneflowers, cherry tomatoes, blueberry stains on a toddler's chin. Seems like a world away at this … [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...]

Plan Your Wildlife Habitat

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Part 3 of Lines in Winter: Mapping Your Patch of God’s Green Earth [Ed. note: this article is part of our series of weekly family activities called Family Fun, published on Fridays] Last week, in Part 2, we focused on food, and … [Read more...]

A Garden Plan for Food and Wildlife

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Part 2 of Lines in Winter: Mapping Your Patch of God's Green Earth [Ed. note: this article is part of our series of weekly family activities called Family Fun, published on Fridays] Gardening for food and wildlife helps bring us close to … [Read more...]

A Few Good Resolutions: How to Have a Family Meeting About Creation Care

[Ed. note: This article is part of our weekly series of resources for churches and families called Cultivating Community published on Thursdays.] Does it ever feel like your family's schedules are so full you don't get enough time together? Is it … [Read more...]

A Flourish Interview with Nathan Foster

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In 1978, Richard Foster wrote Celebration of Discipline, an exploration of the classical spiritual disciplines, which changed the lives of millions of Christians seeking greater spiritual growth. In 2010, Nathan Foster, Richard’s son, wrote Wisdom … [Read more...]

Of Faith and Feathers

By Lindsey Howald Patton Flourish magazine, Winter 2011 One I made friends easily when I lived in Korea; there were so few of us English-speakers around. We were sitting, four of us, on some white rocks, eating peanuts and tossing the … [Read more...]

Book Review | The Environmental Visions of C.S. Lewis and J.R.R. Tolkien

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By Monika Hilder Flourish magazine, Winter 2011 J.R.R. Tolkien was most unhappy to realize that The Lord of the Rings had achieved cult-like status among American hippies and the drug culture. Would he be equally unhappy, or at least … [Read more...]

Book | Mere Environmentalism

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Reviewed by Jim Jewell Flourish magazine, Winter 2011 Mere Environmentalism: A Biblical Perspective on Humans and the Natural World by Steven F. Hayward AEI Press, 2010, 100 pages During the Christmas holiday, my family spent a lot of … [Read more...]

Beyond the “Green” Commandments

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By Dave Timmer Flourish magazine, Winter 2011 Recently I watched a news clip of a woman plugging her new book on “green” living from a faith perspective. Like so many others, her book gives ideas for living a “green” … [Read more...]

The Ethics of Elfland

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By Andy Patton [Ed. note: This article is part of our series of weekly reflections, called Deep Down Things, published on Wednesdays.] When I attempt to grow plants I have the nasty habit of making my plants conform to my notions of beauty by … [Read more...]

Good Comes from a Grateful Heart

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By Lisa Graham McMinn Flourish magazine, Winter 2011   I used to think being a responsible shopper meant that I was frugal with our family dollars. So I clipped coupons and shopped where I could get the best deals on canned tomatoes, … [Read more...]

Wendell Berry, C.S. Lewis, J.R.R. Tolkien and the Dangers of a Technological Mindset

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By Matthew Dickerson Flourish magazine, Fall 2010   Genetic engineering in the foods you eat. Advanced surgical equipment. Military weaponry. The Internet and social networking. The stove in your kitchen. Technologies are becoming … [Read more...]

Mark Your Calendars for the Garden Year

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[Ed. note: This article is part of our weekly series of church activities, called Cultivating Community, published on Thursdays.] This weekend Christians will celebrate the second Sunday of Advent, marking—with excitement and hope—that we … [Read more...]