Sprawling From Sea to Shining Sea: The Need for a New Urbanism

Drew Ward

by Drew Ward Flourish magazine, Summer 2010   In my pocket I carry keys to my 2005 PT Cruiser and my Southern California suburban house, and I usually have little loose change, too. Ordinary stuff, really. Or is it? I got to thinking about … [Read more...]

Inside Flourish

From Kendra Langdon Juskus, Managing Editor Flourish magazine, Summer 2010   Where does one draw the line between daily, domestic life and the global dimensions of history and humanity? Is there even a line to be drawn? These questions … [Read more...]

Inside Flourish

By Rusty Pritchard, Editor in Chief Published in the Summer 2009 issue of Flourish magazine Last week, I experienced the jarring juxtaposition of those fighting a culture war and those commited to changing culture by creating culture. I … [Read more...]

The Creator Dreams Creation

Jill Pelaez Baumgaertner

By Jill Pelaez Baumgaertner i. The whole world, all of its grasses, oceans, the tropical red blossoms opening to reveal miniature villages of stamen and pistil. The whole world knows its own beauty, recognizes the gravity pull of … [Read more...]

Movie Review: earth (Disneynature, April 2009)

By Jonathan Merritt Published in the Summer 2009 issue of Flourish magazine When I attended a screening of earth, the first feature film to be released by Disneynature (on DVD September 1), I knew I would be wowed by rare footage and … [Read more...]

The Last Page: Eight First Steps for Churches on Creation Care

By Jim Jewell and Rusty Pritchard, co-founders, Flourish Published in the Summer 2009 issue of Flourish magazine Today Christians are increasingly confronted with the challenges of environmental stewardship–of taking care of God’s creation … [Read more...]

Humility on the Mission Field

Plant With Purpose seedlings for reforestation.

By Scott Sabin Published in the Summer 2009 issue of Flourish magazine One of the most common questions I get before a trip abroad in my work with Floresta is whether I am going to teach the local people how to farm better and more … [Read more...]

Green Means Growing Churches

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By Jonathan Merritt One of the common objections to creation stewardship is that it might distract Christians from spreading the gospel. For pastor Rand Clark, however, creation care and spreading the gospel are inextricably connected. His … [Read more...]