Ditch the Stores and Get Outdoors!

by Joanna Pritchard [Ed. note: this article is part of our series of weekly family activities called Family Fun, published on Fridays] Winter may be around the corner, but there’s no need to hibernate. Fall and winter landscapes have … [Read more...]

Cultivating Community: One Thing

Watch the hot water swirl into your tea in a rich brown stain. Breathe its steam into your mouth, and feel a little more at peace. Wrap your fingers around the porcelain of your mug. Settle your eyes on the person across from you and really hear what … [Read more...]

What do YOU see in the full moon?

The sun has one kind of splendor, the moon another and the stars another; and star differs from star in splendor. (1 Co 15:41 NIV) by Rusty Pritchard Full moon tonight. What do you see when you look up at the moon? Do you see the … [Read more...]

Thanksgiving as an argument for creation care

by Rusty Pritchard [Ed. note: This article is part of our series of weekly reflections called "Deep Down Things" (named from the poem "God's Grandeur" by Christian poet Gerard Manley Hopkins).] Here at Flourish, we regularly claim that the real … [Read more...]

Weekly Reflection: That Beauty May Flourish

By Jim Jewell Last spring we planned a family trip to the Grand Canyon. I had been to the Canyon once before and had slept under the vivid starry skies of the northern Arizona high desert so I could see the rising sun begin lacing early ribbons of … [Read more...]

Weekly Family Activity: Saving the colors of the season

“There is a time for everything, and a season for every activity under heaven…” - Ecclesiastes 3:1 If you live in a place where the seasons change, you get to witness the shift in God’s rich palette of colors every few months. And right … [Read more...]

Weekly Reflection: Confessions of a Reluctant Birder

By Kendra Langdon Juskus We step out of the blustery openness of the main path, leaving its wide curve through the prairie and entering a quiet grove of willows. There’s a pool of water here in late spring, and a heron rookery that fills the tops … [Read more...]

Flourish Interview: Margaret Feinberg, Part Two

Writer and speaker Margaret Feinberg calls creation care an "invitation to intentionality" within the Christian faith. Click the link below to hear more about this invitation (and to find out how she met that cute sheep!) in the second part of … [Read more...]

Flourish Interview: Margaret Feinberg, Part One

Margaret Feinberg is the author more than two dozen books and Bible studies, a regular speaker at national conferences like Catalyst and CreationFest, and one of Charisma Magazine's "30 Emerging voices" who will help lead the church in the next … [Read more...]

10.21.09: DAY OF PRAYER FOR GOD’S CREATION!

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...]

No panda-eating for Chuck Colson

Well, it's not quite that simple. But in his BreakPoint radio commentary last Friday, Chuck Colson did quote British naturalist and wildlife expert Chris Packham as saying, "I would eat the last panda if I could have all the money we have spent on … [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

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...]

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...]