Where Did Dominion Go Wrong?

Sometimes it seems like everything shakes down out of the first three chapters of Genesis. In the book of Genesis the Bible presents the story of our first parents that is packed with meaning. In his essay, "What Happened to Dominion?" Dean Ohlman … [Read more...]

Merry Christmas from Flourish!

Christmas trees in a field with birds flying above them.

The Son is the image of the invisible God, the firstborn over all creation. For in him all things were created: things in heaven and on earth, visible and invisible, whether thrones or powers or rulers or authorities; all things have been created … [Read more...]

Ed Brown on Wendell Berry’s “The Gift of Good Land”

Today’s response to Wendell Berry’s essay “The Gift of Good Land” comes from Ed Brown, director of the environmental missions organization Care of Creation. “The Gift of Good Land,” was published 30 years ago, and we reprinted it in … [Read more...]

Christian Buckley on Wendell Berry’s “The Gift of Good Land”

Today’s response to Wendell Berry’s essay “The Gift of Good Land” comes from Christian Buckley, author of the forthcoming book Humanitarian Jesus: Social Justice and the Cross. “The Gift of Good Land,” was published 30 years ago, and … [Read more...]

Tracey Bianchi on Wendell Berry’s “The Gift of Good Land”

Today’s response to Wendell Berry’s essay “The Gift of Good Land” comes from Tracey Bianchi, author of The Green Mama, forthcoming from Zondervan. “The Gift of Good Land,” was published 30 years ago, and we reprinted it in the Fall … [Read more...]

Tom Rowley on Wendell Berry’s “The Gift of Good Land”

Today’s response to Wendell Berry’s essay “The Gift of Good Land” comes from Thomas Rowley, executive director of A Rocha USA, the American branch of the international Christian conservation organization A Rocha. “The Gift of Good … [Read more...]

James Merritt on Wendell Berry’s “The Gift of Good Land”

Today’s response to Wendell Berry’s essay “The Gift of Good Land” comes from Dr. James Merritt, former president of the Southern Baptist Convention and one of today's leading preachers and teachers. “The Gift of Good Land,” was … [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...]

We Love the Creation We Know

The author's childhood backyard in winter.

[Ed. note: this article is part of our weekly series of reflections called Deep Down Things, published on Wednesdays.] by Kendra Langdon Juskus I grew up in a beautiful place. Not even an hour from New York City, my parents’ house rested … [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...]