A Texas Family Connects With the Outdoors… Through Squirrel Hunting.

Royce Johnson, 65-year-old farmer, says in an article in Texas Monthly, "I've got nothing against computers, but I find them so boring. I can sit on a stump just about anywhere in the woods and be fascinated for hours." Is he talking about … [Read more...]

Free Composting Webinar Hosted by Renewal

Pound for pound composting is one of the simplest and most helpful things an individual can do to start taking care of creation right away. Turning your food waste is as simple as piling it up outside and letting the natural processes of the earth … [Read more...]

Four Nature Theologians

Dean Ohlman at Wonder of Creation features four prominent theologians of nature in four successive posts. In each Ohlman provides a short introduction and then excerpts a sample out of one of their major works. The posts are a good introduction and … [Read more...]

Creation Care: God is the Reason

There are lots of reasons to care for the Earth. Here are some. Here are some. Here are some others. But Tom Rowley, writing at A Rocha, says at the end of the day for Christians one reason should be primary: God. "For Christians, the primary … [Read more...]

One Woman Turns Trash Into Art… and a Business

According to the EPA the average American produces about 4.4 pounds of trash a day, 29 pounds per week, 1,600 pounds a year. There are lots of ways  to reduce that number that we've talked about at Flourish before such as composting, recycling, … [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...]

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...]

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...]

Get Outdoors this Christmas!

[Ed. note: This article is part of our weekly series of church activities, called Cultivating Community, published on Thursdays.] The holidays can mean lots of eating, lounging around, and whining "I'm bored." What a waste! Christmas break, … [Read more...]

On Respect for Plants

By Gregory L. Bock Flourish Magazine Fall 2009   In “The Silent Scream of the Asparagus: Get Ready for ‘Plant Rights,’” (The Weekly Standard, 5/12/2008), Wesley J. Smith ridicules the Swiss government for advocating the dignity of … [Read more...]

Michael Abbaté on Wendell Berry’s “The Gift of Good Land”

Today’s response to Wendell Berry’s essay “The Gift of Good Land” comes from Michael Abbaté, an architect, author, and Flourish 2009 conference speaker. “The Gift of Good Land,” was published 30 years ago, and we reprinted it in the … [Read more...]

Norman Wirzba on Wendell Berry’s “The Gift of Good Land”

Today’s response to Wendell Berry’s essay “The Gift of Good Land” comes from Norman Wirzba, a friend of Wendell Berry's whose writing and teaching explores the intersection of faith, ecology, and agrarian and environmental studies. “The … [Read more...]

The Art of Animals

By Ben DeVries of Not One Sparrow [Ed. note: this article is part of our weekly series of reflections called Deep Down Things, published on Wednesdays.] This summer I bumped into the work of Croatian artist Lidija Ivanek, much of which has … [Read more...]

Is Recycling Enough?

By Jonathan Merritt Holidays at the Merritt household would make Henry Ford proud. Every occasion from Independence Day to Christmas manifests itself in the same structure: a winding assembly line of food. This Thanksgiving was no different. My … [Read more...]