Summer Reading List: Book Recommendations from Flourish

The fourth of July has come and gone, but its not too late to get some good summer reading in. Here are some recommendations from the Flourish staff. The Bond By Wayne Pacelle This first book by the executive director of the Human Society of … [Read more...]

Ashley Woodiwiss on Wendell Berry’s “The Gift of Good Land”

Today’s response to Wendell Berry’s essay “The Gift of Good Land” comes from Ashley Woodiwiss, who has taught and written widely about Berry's work. “The Gift of Good Land,” was published 30 years ago, and we reprinted it in the Fall … [Read more...]

Michael Abbaté on Wendell Berry’s “The Gift of Good Land”

Today’s response to Wendell Berry’s essay “The Gift of Good Land” comes from Michael Abbaté, an architect, author, and Flourish 2009 conference speaker. “The Gift of Good Land,” was published 30 years ago, and we reprinted it in the … [Read more...]

Norman Wirzba on Wendell Berry’s “The Gift of Good Land”

Today’s response to Wendell Berry’s essay “The Gift of Good Land” comes from Norman Wirzba, a friend of Wendell Berry's whose writing and teaching explores the intersection of faith, ecology, and agrarian and environmental studies. “The … [Read more...]

John Murdock on Wendell Berry’s “The Gift of Good Land”

Today’s response to Wendell Berry’s essay “The Gift of Good Land” comes from John Murdock, a natural resources attorney in Washington, DC and a friend of Flourish to whom we owe a lot: it was John's idea to recognize the 30th anniversary of … [Read more...]

Eight Starter Ideas for Churches Who Care about Creation

By Jim Jewell and Rusty Pritchard, co-founders, Flourish [This article is from our series of weekly ministry ideas called Cultivating Community.] Flourishing churches are those that draw people to God, encourage balanced spiritual growth, grow … [Read more...]

Cindy Crosby on Wendell Berry’s “The Gift of Good Land”

Today’s response to Wendell Berry’s essay “The Gift of Good Land” comes from Cindy Crosby, a writer, naturalist, and Flourish contributor whose work appears in Christianity Today, Books & Culture, and Backpacker. “The Gift of Good … [Read more...]

Ragan Sutterfield on Wendell Berry’s “The Gift of Good Land”

Today’s response to Wendell Berry’s essay “The Gift of Good Land” comes from Ragan Sutterfiel, a writer and farmer who has contributed to Flourish magazine in the past. “The Gift of Good Land,” was published thirty years ago, and we … [Read more...]

Denis Haack on Wendell Berry’s “The Gift of Good Land”

Today’s response to Wendell Berry’s essay “The Gift of Good Land” comes from Denis Haack, the co-founder and co-director of Ransom Fellowship. “The Gift of Good Land,” was published thirty years ago, and we reprinted it in the Fall 2009 … [Read more...]

Margaret Feinberg on Wendell Berry’s “The Gift of Good Land”

Today's response to Wendell Berry's essay "The Gift of Good Land" comes from popular writer and speaker, and a keynote at the Flourish 2009 Conference, Margaret Feinberg. "The Gift of Good Land," was published thirty years ago, and we reprinted it in … [Read more...]

Steven Bouma-Prediger on Wendell Berry’s “The Gift of Good Land”

Thirty years ago, Wendell Berry's pivotal essay on environmental stewardship, "The Gift of Good Land," was published. In the Fall 2009 issue of Flourish Magazine, we reprinted the essay to celebrate Mr. Berry's work, but also to provoke some … [Read more...]

Urbana Conference Highlights Creation Care

Urbana is five days of inspiring speakers and extraordinary stories. It's 20,000 missions-minded brothers and sisters learning and talking and worshiping together. It's full of opportunities to discern vocations with thoughtful mentors. And this … [Read more...]

Thanksgiving as an argument for creation care

by Rusty Pritchard [Ed. note: This article is part of our series of weekly reflections called "Deep Down Things" (named from the poem "God's Grandeur" by Christian poet Gerard Manley Hopkins).] Here at Flourish, we regularly claim that the real … [Read more...]

Flourish Interview: Margaret Feinberg, Part Two

Writer and speaker Margaret Feinberg calls creation care an "invitation to intentionality" within the Christian faith. Click the link below to hear more about this invitation (and to find out how she met that cute sheep!) in the second part of … [Read more...]