Denise Giardina: Fighting for the Mountains in God’s Country

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By Jason Howard and Silas House Flourish magazine, Spring 2010   Denise Giardina is a radical. Perched on the worn couch in her cozy home in Charleston, West Virginia, Giardina doesn’t shy away from this term, a death knell in … [Read more...]

Famine to Feast: The Story of Anathoth Community Garden


by Fred Bahnson Flourish magazine, Summer 2010 The story of Anathoth Community Garden really begins with a murder. On a June afternoon in 2004, Bill King was closing up his shop on the corner of Mill Creek and Carr Store roads when someone … [Read more...]

Where is There Hope? Christian Faith at Home on Earth

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By Steven Bouma-Prediger Flourish Magazine, Fall 2010 Homelessness. Hopelessness. Living in exile. One philosopher describes life today as “coping with the flux”—learning to get along in the concrete details of life without the … [Read more...]

Tending to Eden: The rural poor are tangled in the roots of creation’s groaning


By Scott C. Sabin Flourish Magazine, Winter 2010   Nearly one billion people make their livings as farmers at or near subsistence level. Since these men and women barely participate in the cash economy, they are overlooked by … [Read more...]

The Edge of Enough: Digging Life Out of the Compost Bin

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By Tom Montgomery-Fate   Flourish magazine, Summer 2010     Be content with what you have; Rejoice in the way things are. When you realize there is nothing lacking, the whole world belongs to you. - From the … [Read more...]

Christ vs. Consumerism: Choosing Contentment in a Commercialized World

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by Matthew Sleeth Flourish Magazine, Spring 2010   Rejoice in the Lord always; again I will say, Rejoice. Let your gentleness be known to everyone. The Lord is near. Do not worry about anything, but in everything by prayer and … [Read more...]

Sustaining Support for Rebuilding Haiti Right

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By Joanna Pritchard Flourish magazine, Fall 2010 In April I watched a Haitian boy lay on his belly on an improvised surfboard, paddling it through the turquoise Caribbean waters, the perfect way to cool off on a blazing hot day. The boy had … [Read more...]

Book | Christians and Catastrophe


Reviewed by Andy Patton Flourish magazine, Fall 2010 Jonathan Ingleby thinks you should be worried. Very worried. In his book, Christians and Catastrophe (Wide Margin Books, 2010), Ingleby argues that the world is headed for … [Read more...]

Toolshed: A Guide to Giving Abundantly

By Kendra Langdon Juskus Flourish magazine, Fall 2010   Giving is en vogue. And deceptively easy. Actually, it’s as easy as swiping a credit card. Lately it seems that every purchase we make is advertized as a purchase for good: … [Read more...]

Wendell Berry, C.S. Lewis, J.R.R. Tolkien and the Dangers of a Technological Mindset


By Matthew Dickerson Flourish magazine, Fall 2010   Genetic engineering in the foods you eat. Advanced surgical equipment. Military weaponry. The Internet and social networking. The stove in your kitchen. Technologies are becoming … [Read more...]

Where We Live | The State of the Gulf: Where Has All the Oil Gone?


By Karen Pritchard Flourish magazine | Fall 2010   In April of this year, an explosion occurred on British Petroleum’s Deep Water Horizon drilling platform, killing 11 workers and injuring many more. With this began three months of … [Read more...]

Film | Cool It

Reviewed by Rusty Pritchard Flourish magazine | Fall 2010   Sometimes the second version of a film idea is better than the original. In 1969 and again in 2003, The Italian Job’s Mini Coopers allowed bank robbers to escape a traffic jam … [Read more...]

A Rooted Church: Englewood Christian Church


By Chris Smith Flourish magazine, Fall 2010   A 115-year-old congregation in one of Indianapolis’s rougher urban neighborhoods might not be the first image to pop into one’s mind when one thinks of a “green” church. … [Read more...]

Poetry by Robert Siegel


Rinsed with Gold, Endless, Walking the Fields By Robert Siegel Flourish magazine, Fall 2010   Let this day’s air praise the Lord— Rinsed with gold, endless, walking the fields, Blue and bearing the clouds like … [Read more...]