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...]

Sprawling From Sea to Shining Sea: The Need for a New Urbanism

Drew Ward

by Drew Ward Flourish magazine, Summer 2010   In my pocket I carry keys to my 2005 PT Cruiser and my Southern California suburban house, and I usually have little loose change, too. Ordinary stuff, really. Or is it? I got to thinking about … [Read more...]

Inside Flourish

From Kendra Langdon Juskus, Managing Editor Flourish magazine, Summer 2010   Where does one draw the line between daily, domestic life and the global dimensions of history and humanity? Is there even a line to be drawn? These questions … [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...]

Two Poems for Spring by Debra Rienstra


by Debra Rienstra Flourish magazine, Spring 2010   Peonies Even to think of them makes her cry, she told me.  Her great-grandfather, a man of tenderness, grew them well and gave them away by the armful. Such gentle surfeit: silken … [Read more...]

What is an Environmental Missionary?


by Lowell Bliss Flourish magazine, Spring 2010 At first, the question remained the same, but my answer would change. People asked me, “Lowell, why are you a missionary?” Before I left for India in 1993, I’d tell them my conviction … [Read more...]

Book | The Food of a Younger Land by Mark Kurlansky


Reviewed by Kendra Langdon Juskus Flourish magazine, Spring 2010   On the final night of a visit to India last summer, all five of my senses were treated to the sort of vibrant experience only India can offer, though the experience came in … [Read more...]

The Flourishing Church: Transforming a Church Yard, One Blade of Grass at a Time

by Scot F. Martin Flourish magazine, Spring 2010   “Anti-Christ Turf Monster!” That’s what we’ve dubbed our seven-plus acres of turf grass on the property of Trinity Covenant Church in Livonia, a suburb of Detroit.  (Full … [Read more...]

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


Flourish magazine, Spring 2010 Five Questions For: Jonathan Merritt Jonathan Merritt’s first book, Green Like God: Unlocking the Divine Plan for Our Planet, is the result of one man’s journey into deeper faith through the revelation of … [Read more...]

Book | Eating Animals by Jonathan Safran Foer


Reviewed by Ben DeVries of Not One Sparrow Flourish Magazine, Spring 2010   What would make Jonathan Safran Foer, a talented and successful young novelist (Everything is Illuminated, Extremely Loud and Incredibly Close), decide to spend … [Read more...]

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


Flourish Magazine, Winter 2010   5 Questions For: Ben DeVries After completing a final master’s degree project on the Christian foundation for animal welfare at Trinity Evangelical Divinity School, Ben DeVries was inspired to launch Not One … [Read more...]