Flourish Book Review: Scouting the Divine by Margaret Feinberg

Reviewed by Kristyn Komarnicki Flourish Magazine, Fall 2009 Like members of the early church, contemporary Christians consider God’s Word to be alive with truth and meaning, and we search the pages of our Bible for insights and guidance. But … [Read more...]

John Murdock on Wendell Berry’s “The Gift of Good Land”

Today’s response to Wendell Berry’s essay “The Gift of Good Land” comes from John Murdock, a natural resources attorney in Washington, DC and a friend of Flourish to whom we owe a lot: it was John's idea to recognize the 30th anniversary of … [Read more...]

Cindy Crosby on Wendell Berry’s “The Gift of Good Land”

Today’s response to Wendell Berry’s essay “The Gift of Good Land” comes from Cindy Crosby, a writer, naturalist, and Flourish contributor whose work appears in Christianity Today, Books & Culture, and Backpacker. “The Gift of Good … [Read more...]

Ragan Sutterfield on Wendell Berry’s “The Gift of Good Land”

Today’s response to Wendell Berry’s essay “The Gift of Good Land” comes from Ragan Sutterfiel, a writer and farmer who has contributed to Flourish magazine in the past. “The Gift of Good Land,” was published thirty years ago, and we … [Read more...]

Flourish Book Review: Everyday Justice by Julie Clawson

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Reviewed by Tracey Bianchi Flourish Magazine, Fall 2009 I had a conversation recently with two friends, both women serving the urban poor in Chicago, who shared different views on the impact of their work. One, exasperated, slapped her palm on … [Read more...]

Denis Haack on Wendell Berry’s “The Gift of Good Land”

Today’s response to Wendell Berry’s essay “The Gift of Good Land” comes from Denis Haack, the co-founder and co-director of Ransom Fellowship. “The Gift of Good Land,” was published thirty years ago, and we reprinted it in the Fall 2009 … [Read more...]

Sprouts: Items of interest springing up in the creation care community

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Flourish Magazine, Fall 2009 Items of interest springing up around the creation care community 5 Questions For: Margaret Feinberg Margaret Feinberg, recently named by Charisma magazine as one of the "30 Emerging Voices" who will help lead the … [Read more...]

Margaret Feinberg on Wendell Berry’s “The Gift of Good Land”

Today's response to Wendell Berry's essay "The Gift of Good Land" comes from popular writer and speaker, and a keynote at the Flourish 2009 Conference, Margaret Feinberg. "The Gift of Good Land," was published thirty years ago, and we reprinted it in … [Read more...]

Steven Bouma-Prediger on Wendell Berry’s “The Gift of Good Land”

Thirty years ago, Wendell Berry's pivotal essay on environmental stewardship, "The Gift of Good Land," was published. In the Fall 2009 issue of Flourish Magazine, we reprinted the essay to celebrate Mr. Berry's work, but also to provoke some … [Read more...]

A Steward’s Prayer

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by John Silvius1 Flourish Magazine, Fall 2009 1 Father in Heaven, Thank you for Your abiding presence At the dawn of this new day. The glory of Your throne shines forth, The heavens show Your wisdom on display; And together Your Word and … [Read more...]

With Hope to Share

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Christmas Gifts Fit for a Kingdom By Kendra Langdon Juskus Flourish Magazine, Fall 2009   "On coming to the house, they saw the child with his mother Mary, and they bowed down and worshiped him. Then they opened their treasures and … [Read more...]

Film | “Garbage Dreams”

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Reviewed by Kelsey Jones-Casey Flourish Magazine, Fall 2009   In the twisted streets of the world’s largest garbage city, thousands of Coptic Christians recycle the refuse of wealthy Cairo- dwellers in order to survive. These … [Read more...]

An Offering to God

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Flourish Magazine, Fall 2009 A Flourish interview with Michael Abbaté. Although Christ’s church does not dwell in buildings of steel and stone, it still needs physical venues to host worship, teaching, celebrations, and potato-salad-laden pot … [Read more...]

Green Building on Solid Ground

Cecile Roberts's green home in South Atlanta

By Kendra Langdon Juskus Flourish Magazine, Fall 2009 Homes, schools, and churches: Christians are revamping traditional gathering places according to God’s creation care call. “A Gift from God” Cecile Roberts’s home is surrounded … [Read more...]