Last Page: Winners of the Flourish Creation Care Photo Contest

Flourish In June, we asked Flourish readers to keep their eyes peeled for opportunities to take great photographs of God’s creation, and to send us their best shots as entries in the first-ever Flourish Creation Care Photo Contest. The images … [Read more...]

A Christian Surfer Rides the Environmental Wave: An interview with Jim Moriarty of Surfrider

young surfer on ocean wave

By Christian BuckleyFlourish, Fall 2011Founded in 1984, the Surfrider Foundation is a non-profit environmental organization dedicated to the protection and enjoyment of our world's oceans, waves, and beaches for all people, through conservation, … [Read more...]

Toolshed: How to Get Rid of Your Household Hazards

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By Kendra Landon JuskusFlourish, Fall 2011 The dead batteries you just removed from that flashlight. The nail polish color you’re over. The old oil from your car’s engine. Those cans of paint with just a little bit left at the bottom.I know … [Read more...]

Fall 2011 Sprouts

Chris Elisara of the Creation Care Study Program.

Flourish, Fall 2011 Five Questions For: Chris Elisara Chris Elisara is an energetic entrepreneur in the world of creation care education. He started the Creation Care Study Program in 1996 and still directs this environmental study abroad … [Read more...]

Books | Radical Homemakers and The Missional Mom

Sara Sterley

Reviewed by Sara Sterley Flourish, Fall 2011 Radical Homemakers: Reclaiming Domesticity from Consumer Culture By Shannon Hayes Left to Write Press, 2010, 352 pages The Missional Mom: Living with Purpose At Home & in the World By … [Read more...]

Two Poems by Hannah VanderHart

Poet Hannah Vanderhart

By Hannah VanderHart Flourish, Fall 2011 little of material objects: children, cats, snowflakes of portions of space: ‘see the lytel pearl in the oyster’s grey mouth’ … [Read more...]

A Cape Town Commitment to Creation Care

Third Lausanne Congress on World Evangelization, Cape Town 2010

By Lowell BlissFlourish, Fall 2011In October, 2010, over 4200 evangelical leaders from 198 countries converged on Cape Town, South Africa for the Third Lausanne Congress on World Evangelization, continuing the movement begun four decades ago by the … [Read more...]

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

Howard Photo

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...]

Sowing Seeds of Sustainability


Microlending in rural areas restores more than just financial stability By Bob Morikawa Flourish Magazine, Fall 2009 Haitian farmers, desperate for both healthy land and money to support their families, have a common saying about the choice … [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

Brazil Chickens

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

Gospel According to the Earth-cover

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...]