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

Gretchen Peck

Flourish magazine, Fall 2010 Five Questions For: Gretchen Peck This summer Gretchen Peck became the coordinator of Renewal, a student-led creation care movement across Christian college campuses. She is based out of Minneapolis but grew up … [Read more...]

Environmental Ethics: Bringing Creation Care Down to Earth

By David P. Gushee Flourish magazine, Fall 2010 Prior to the emergence of the modern environmental movement in the 1960s, Western Christianity had lost touch with the resources for a creation care ethic that were present within the Bible … [Read more...]

Inside Flourish

From Kendra Langdon Juskus, Managing Editor Flourish magazine, Fall 2010   We chose Flourish as the name for this organization and this publication because the word implies a full-orbed thriving of things in every direction; all … [Read more...]

Two Poems


By John Leax Flourish magazine, Summer 2010 Here Here is the place of order made by daily labor. Against bright sky, the house, limned by spruce and larch, grown old in weathered caring, stands white. Beyond its shadow, the … [Read more...]

Film | Sweetgrass

Reviewed by Brian Watkins Flourish magazine, Summer 2010   Whether unashamedly biased or covertly slanted, American documentaries are generally so politically charged that we’ve become accustomed to asking, “How much of it was … [Read more...]

Film | Deep Down


Reviewed by Anna Jane Joyner Flourish magazine, Summer 2010   Steeped in Appalachian culture, Deep Down is a moving story about the struggles of two coalfield residents in eastern Kentucky. It encapsulates the complex struggle of … [Read more...]

Toolshed: Canning the Summer Garden’s Gems


By Christiana Peterson Flourish magazine, Summer 2010   Canning is a method of preserving food invented by a confectioner and brewer in 19th century France when the government offered money to anyone who could come up with a way to preserve … [Read more...]

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


Flourish magazine, Summer 2010   Five Questions For: Tracey Bianchi Flourish managing editor Kendra Langdon Juskus first met Tracey Bianchi at a suburban diner on a hot summer’s day in 2008. Over mozzarella sticks and milkshakes they shared … [Read more...]

The Flourishing Church: Ecclesia Fights for Life on All Fronts


by Lindsey Howald Patton Flourish magazine, Summer 2010   When the harsh 2009 winter came through Texas, it wrecked a small community garden on Houston’s Frances Street. It left row after neat, cinderblock-lined row in a frozen, crippled … [Read more...]

The Global Dinner Table: How what we eat here affects lives everywhere

World population over time.

by Tim Schubert Flourish magazine, Summer 2010   As typical members of society in the United States, we think very little about the food we eat. We rarely consider the source of our food, who grew it and how it was grown, its nutritional … [Read more...]

Earth in Art

Jennifer Lynn Haas

Images and text by Jennifer Lynn Haas Flourish magazine, Summer 2010   Tree of Life (2008) Acrylic wash, water-soluble wax pastels, charcoal, conte on paper “Tree of Life” came to me rather quickly after much internal … [Read more...]

Inside Flourish


From Kendra Langdon Juskus, Managing Editor Flourish magazine, Spring 2010   There’s been an interesting theme in the news of late—have you noticed it? It’s an emphasis on happiness: what truly makes us happy, how to be happier, and … [Read more...]

Toolshed: Eat What’s in Season; Eat What’s Delicious


By Rachel Stone Flourish magazine, Spring 2010   Though January is often the time for making resolutions, when it comes to the practice of seasonal eating, the spring and summer months are, for many folks, the best time to start. It’s a … [Read more...]

I See You: Reflections on “Avatar” and the Importance of People and Place


by Steven Garber Flourish magazine, Spring 2010   Putting on 3-D glasses so that I could “see” the story of Avatar that James Cameron has brought to the screen, twice I joined the millions who made the film millions. For people who … [Read more...]