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...]

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...]

Keeping It Real in the Market for Christmas Trees

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by Rusty Pritchard Does the prospect of choosing a Christmas tree fill you with the same environmental angst that you get when confronted with “paper or plastic”? or “cloth or disposable diapers”? Those are actually two very hard … [Read more...]

We don’t give thanks alone

"...then your light will rise in the darkness..."

This poem by Anne Porter is a quiet, but exuberant, reminder that today we give thanks with all of creation for God's good gifts. Share it with the family you have around you at the Thanksgiving table, and with your church family who shares the gifts … [Read more...]

Deep Down Things: Down-Home Environmentalism

By Kendra Langdon Juskus This is the first year I won't be traveling to upstate New York to my grandmother's house for Thanksgiving. My grandmother passed away last year, and as I reflect on her life this holiday season, I'm re-posting these … [Read more...]

Flourish Interview: Margaret Feinberg, Part Two

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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...]

Flourish Interview: Margaret Feinberg, Part One

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Margaret Feinberg is the author more than two dozen books and Bible studies, a regular speaker at national conferences like Catalyst and CreationFest, and one of Charisma Magazine's "30 Emerging voices" who will help lead the church in the next … [Read more...]

Livability, Walkability, and Environmental Justice

Flourish was at the annual Christian Community Development Association Conference (CCDA) in Cincinnati, on Saturday, October 24, where I gave a presentation called "Green-the-Hood: Livability, Walkability, and Environmental Justice." It's adapted … [Read more...]