Book | The Family Dinner


Reviewed by Rachel Stone Flourish magazine, Winter 2011 The Family Dinner: Great Ways to Connect with Your Kids, One Meal at a Time, by Laurie David, with recipes by Kirstin Uhrenholdt Hachette Book Group, 2010, 256 pages You may … [Read more...]

Book | Mere Environmentalism


Reviewed by Jim Jewell Flourish magazine, Winter 2011 Mere Environmentalism: A Biblical Perspective on Humans and the Natural World by Steven F. Hayward AEI Press, 2010, 100 pages During the Christmas holiday, my family spent a lot of … [Read more...]



Flourish magazine, Winter 2011 Five Questions For: Andy Patton We started the New Year by welcoming a new member to the Flourish team. Andy Patton, who has written for Flourish magazine in the past, became the Flourish managing editor of … [Read more...]

An Education: A Costa Rican Community Learns What Helps and What Hurts in the Wake of Disaster


By Tim Høiland Flourish magazine, Winter 2011   The small, quiet town of San Rafael sits amidst passing clouds on the slopes of Volcán Barva in the heart of Costa Rica. The confluence of two strong air currents—one rising from the … [Read more...]

Redemption by the Side of the Road


By Andy Patton Flourish magazine, Winter 2011   The Crossing, a church in Columbia, Missouri, sits just off of a high-speed, four-lane highway lined with fast-food chains, a Wal-Mart Supercenter, and a cluster of modular, low-rent … [Read more...]

Beyond the “Green” Commandments


By Dave Timmer Flourish magazine, Winter 2011 Recently I watched a news clip of a woman plugging her new book on “green” living from a faith perspective. Like so many others, her book gives ideas for living a “green” … [Read more...]

The Myth of Overpopulation

By Rusty Pritchard Flourish magazine, Winter 2011 There’s a perilous notion lurking in the minds of many in the environmental movement. Confronted with a burgeoning human population, and frustrated at the human impact on the world’s … [Read more...]

Two Poems

Head shot of poet Luci Shaw.

By Luci Shaw Flourish magazine, Winter 2011   Under the Snowing Under the snowing the leaves lie still. Brown animals sleep through the storm, unknowing, behind the bank and the frozen hill. And just as deep in the coated … [Read more...]

Good Comes from a Grateful Heart

Lisa Graham McMinn

By Lisa Graham McMinn Flourish magazine, Winter 2011   I used to think being a responsible shopper meant that I was frugal with our family dollars. So I clipped coupons and shopped where I could get the best deals on canned tomatoes, … [Read more...]