New landscapes for pastor’s preaching

Rev. James Merritt

On the final day of last month's Flourish Conference, Rev. James Merritt, pastor of the conference's host Cross Pointe Church, and former president of the Southern Baptist Convention, took a bold step in his ministry by preaching his first sermon on … [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...]

Emerging from Flourish 2009

After a short sabbath from the good (but exhausting) activity of last week's Flourish Conference, we're ready to re-surface and take a look at what emerged from these three days of worship, conversation, and inspiration: … [Read more...]

May is National Bike Month!

And it should be, with beautiful weather and blooms rewarding us for enduring spring's fits and starts. It's the perfect time to take a bike ride or to start a habit of riding everywhere you can! This week is being sponsored by the League of … [Read more...]

Lisa Graham McMinn: earth and us

Lisa Graham McMinn has a nice piece over at Her.meneutics, Christianity Today's blog for women, about Disneynature's movie, earth, and its reminder that while all of creation is interdependent on its parts for survival, we, as humans, don't give … [Read more...]

New Discussion Guide available for Disneynature’s Earth

In cooperation with Disneynature, the new production arm of Disney, Flourish has produced a Discussion Guide for the soon-to-be-released film Earth. It has its own page for now--find it at … [Read more...]

ENERGY STAR for Congregations 2009 Awards


If your congregation has already made it a priority to integrate the principles of creation care into the building and management of its facilities, it may be eligible to win an ENERGY STARĀ® for Congregations 2009 Award. The 2009 ENERGY STAR … [Read more...]

Plant with Purpose

by Rusty Pritchard One of the priorities for social justice advocates in the church is going to be harnessing the new attention to environmental issues that so many Christians are expressing. Anytime a new conversation starts there are … [Read more...]

Ed Stetzer on the Flourish Conference

Ed Stetzer, author, researcher, and one of the most insightful and provocative thinkers in the church today, blogged about his upcoming appearance at the Flourish 2009 conference. Here's what he said: This one is a bit unusual for me. Actually, it … [Read more...]