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...]

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...]