10.21.09: DAY OF PRAYER FOR GOD’S CREATION!

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Many of us thank God each day for the creation he has provided to sustain, fortify, and delight his people. But tomorrow has been designated by Renewal, one of Flourish's partner organizations, as a special day of prayer. It's a day when, whether or … [Read more...]

Where have we been?

In Chicagoland, where I got to host Flourish president Rusty Pritchard, and where we filled our week with rich conversations, inspirational meetings, lessons in natural history (and enthusiasm) with first graders, some deep dish pizza, and some … [Read more...]

“Hope of Africa” risks drying up

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By Fredric Gluck This year a drought has crippled Kenya, threatening the relatively stable country with large-scale famine and death. Here, Fredric Gluck, from Care of Creation, an environmental mission organization working in Kenya, explains the … [Read more...]

The slow, quiet creep of good change

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I'm proud of Illinois. We haven't yet won the 2016 Olympics hosting bid (that announcement comes on Friday), and though we are home to the country's groundbreaking president, our politics have also provided plenty of fodder for the jokes of … [Read more...]

Weekend Events: Rusty Pritchard in the Northwest

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Flourish co-founder, Rusty Pritchard, will be speaking in Oregon this weekend: If you're in Portland, join tomorrow's New Wine, New Wineskins conference, "Lifestyle Evangelism in the 21st Century: Building Bridges to Neighbors and Neighborhoods" … [Read more...]

One month from today …

Renewal, a student-led creation care organization engaging Christian college students in environmental stewardship, will be holding its second annual Day of Prayer for God's Creation on October 21. With a conviction that prayer is central to the … [Read more...]

Familiarity in the Foreign

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I’ve just returned from spending two weeks in India, a place that was at the same time the most foreign and the most familiar country I’ve ever traveled. This odd tension in perspective applied to many Indian cultural artifacts, including the … [Read more...]

A Relevant question

Relevant Magazine, a source of arts and culture information and reflection from a Christian perspective, has an interesting "Question of the Day" posed on its website: "Your thoughts on creation care and global warming?" The conversation is getting … [Read more...]

Seeking clean water in coal country

By Kendra Langdon Juskus Most of us probably don't think to thank God for our clean water every day. We assume that we can take clean water for granted in the United States. But in coal country, along the spine of the Appalachian Mountains, clean … [Read more...]

Was “Cash for Clunkers” worth it?

By Rusty Pritchard The federal government stimulus  strategy of paying “cash for clunkers” ended last Monday as the program ran out of money, and many dealers ended their promotions early so they could begin the onerous task of filling in the … [Read more...]

A danger and a hope: part two

By Kendra Langdon Juskus *This is the second post in a series of creation care community responses to a Derrick Jensen article in Orion Magazine. Read part one here. What lies beneath So Jensen’s understanding of personal responsibility is … [Read more...]

A danger and a hope: part one

By Kendra Langdon Juskus At first blush, Derrick Jensen's recent Orion Magazine article, "Forget Shorter Showers," appears innocuous. But this article requires a careful read, for the spirit guiding it is a hopeless one; even dangerous. … [Read more...]

The Sleeth family on the 700 Club: Round two

A few weeks ago we let you know that the Christian Broadcasting Network aired an in-home interview of Matthew, Nancy, and Emma Sleeth (of the creation care ministry Blessed Earth) on its television show, the 700 Club. The Sleeths were able to speak … [Read more...]

A (rooftop) farm grows in Brooklyn

"To get people really excited about something, especially when there's so much bad news out there, I think is a really wonderful thing." So says Lisa Goode, of Goode Green, about a rooftop gardening project in Brooklyn. More than just a green … [Read more...]