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Christmas Gifts Fit for a Kingdom By Kendra Langdon Juskus Flourish Magazine, Fall 2009   "On coming to the house, they saw the child with his mother Mary, and they bowed down and worshiped him. Then they opened their treasures and … [Read more...]

Film | “Garbage Dreams”

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Reviewed by Kelsey Jones-Casey Flourish Magazine, Fall 2009   In the twisted streets of the world’s largest garbage city, thousands of Coptic Christians recycle the refuse of wealthy Cairo- dwellers in order to survive. These … [Read more...]

An Offering to God

Michael Abbaté

Flourish Magazine, Fall 2009 A Flourish interview with Michael Abbaté. Although Christ’s church does not dwell in buildings of steel and stone, it still needs physical venues to host worship, teaching, celebrations, and potato-salad-laden pot … [Read more...]

Green Building on Solid Ground

Cecile Roberts's green home in South Atlanta

By Kendra Langdon Juskus Flourish Magazine, Fall 2009 Homes, schools, and churches: Christians are revamping traditional gathering places according to God’s creation care call. “A Gift from God” Cecile Roberts’s home is surrounded … [Read more...]

Inside Flourish

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From Kendra Langdon Juskus, managing editor Flourish Magazine, Fall 2009 “Lord: it is time.” So writes Rainer Maria Rilke in his 1902 poem, “Autumn Day.” Indeed, as bitter breezes and brilliant colors sweep across much of the country, it … [Read more...]

Inside Flourish

By Rusty Pritchard, Editor in Chief Published in the Summer 2009 issue of Flourish magazine Last week, I experienced the jarring juxtaposition of those fighting a culture war and those commited to changing culture by creating culture. I … [Read more...]

The Creator Dreams Creation

Jill Pelaez Baumgaertner

By Jill Pelaez Baumgaertner i. The whole world, all of its grasses, oceans, the tropical red blossoms opening to reveal miniature villages of stamen and pistil. The whole world knows its own beauty, recognizes the gravity pull of … [Read more...]

Movie Review: earth (Disneynature, April 2009)

By Jonathan Merritt Published in the Summer 2009 issue of Flourish magazine When I attended a screening of earth, the first feature film to be released by Disneynature (on DVD September 1), I knew I would be wowed by rare footage and … [Read more...]

The Last Page: Eight First Steps for Churches on Creation Care

By Jim Jewell and Rusty Pritchard, co-founders, Flourish Published in the Summer 2009 issue of Flourish magazine Today Christians are increasingly confronted with the challenges of environmental stewardship–of taking care of God’s creation … [Read more...]

Sprouts

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Published in the Summer 2009 issue of Flourish magazine Items of interest springing up around the creation care community 5 Questions For: Nancy Sleeth Nancy Sleeth is the author of the recently published Go Green, Save Green: A simple guide … [Read more...]

Humility on the Mission Field

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By Scott Sabin Published in the Summer 2009 issue of Flourish magazine One of the most common questions I get before a trip abroad in my work with Floresta is whether I am going to teach the local people how to farm better and more … [Read more...]

A Growing Movement

By Melanie L. Griffin Published in the Summer 2009 issue of Flourish magazine It won’t be long now before two massive Clydesdales drag the plow across the land, breaking up the red clay soil of the fields surrounding Cedar Ridge Community … [Read more...]

I Want to Green My Hood

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By Leroy Barber Published in the Summer 2009 issue of Flourish magazine Is it possible to create a new economy in the hood that would create jobs, lower energy costs, reduce the carbon footprint of an urban neighborhood, and allow neighbors to … [Read more...]

Green Means Growing Churches

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By Jonathan Merritt One of the common objections to creation stewardship is that it might distract Christians from spreading the gospel. For pastor Rand Clark, however, creation care and spreading the gospel are inextricably connected. His … [Read more...]