The Fall 2010 Edition of Flourish Magazine Is Now Available!

The Fall 2010 edition of the magazine is available in entirety. Read it right here. … [Read more...]

Why Should Christians Care For the Earth?

By Andy Patton [Ed. note: This article is part of our series of weekly reflections, called Deep Down Things, published on Wednesdays.] God sees the world as a good in its own right, not as our expendable playground. If that is true, then part … [Read more...]

Kids at Youth Farm Learn Where Food Comes From

At Youth Farm kids "do everything from seed to harvest" and then they get to cook and eat what they have grown. Its a camp devoted to developing youth that uses food and nature as tools to teach kids life skills and give them a hands-on experience of … [Read more...]

Data to Design: Infographics About the Earth

Good magazine regularly features infographics that try to present complicated data in aesthetic and understandable ways. Here are five of the best ones about the environment and topics related to caring for Creation. America's Appetite for Energy: … [Read more...]

Three Films About Food

If you've ever wondered how much mercury the tuna you are eating has in it, why farmers have to buy new seed every year, why so many things in the grocery store have corn in them, what the buzz is behind the local food movement, or any other of a … [Read more...]

More Creation Care New Year’s Resolutions From Flourish

For some reason the new year makes us want to change our lives. Call it a quirk of the circular calendar. We join the gym, swear off sweets, promise to call our fathers more. One wonders, if the year were a line and we never came back to the same … [Read more...]

Year End Creation Care Ideas from the Flourish Archives

By Andy Patton [Ed. note: This article is part of our weekly series of church activities, called Cultivating Community, published on Thursdays.] 2010 has come and (almost) gone so we here at Flourish are taking a retrospective look back into … [Read more...]

The Real Earth Day

by Rusty Pritchard My friends know that I'm ambivalent about April 22. A handful of activists declared it Earth Day in 1970, and now it is one of the few "holidays" of wholly secular origin. It's a confusing day for many people, because pondering … [Read more...]

So What’s the Big Deal with Plastic Water Bottles?

[Ed. note: This article is part of our series of weekly reflections, called Deep Down Things, published on Wednesdays.] by Jim Jewell There was a time not so very long ago when everyone seemed to be carrying around a plastic, disposable … [Read more...]

Environmental Words

Are you an environmentalist?  That question came out of the 2009 Flourish conference, after Flourish president Rusty Pritchard said in his keynote address that he is not an environmentalist and Restoring Eden’s Peter Illyn remarked in his talk … [Read more...]

Drink Coffee. Do Good.

Creation care can't be separated from people care--they are intimately intertwined. This year at Flourish Conference we were able to profile an organization that does both well: Land of a Thousand Hills (LOATH) coffee company. LOATH primarily works … [Read more...]

Greening Your ‘Hood Through Intentional Community

One of the most sincere pastors I have ever met is Leroy Barber. According to his bio, Leroy has spent more than 20 years working to eradicate poverty, confront homelessness, and heal racism. As with most bios, this one doesn't fully portray Leroy's … [Read more...]

New Urbanism

"New Urbanism" Video One of the most striking presentations at Flourish Conference this year a video on new urbanism called "Built to Last." It was produced by Chris Elisara of Creation Care Study Program and John Paget of Paget Films and was … [Read more...]

Floresta: Purposeful Planting

Floresta is the coolest organization you've never heard of and their program Plant with Purpose may be the coolest creation care initiative around today. Through Plant with Purpose, Floresta works to reverse poverty and deforestation by planting … [Read more...]