Newsletter Sign-Up Drive: Get the Best of Flourish Delivered to Your Inbox


What is in the Flourish Newsletter? Letters from the editors about the goings-on in the creation care world. Thematically-organized articles from the blog and the magazine. News on events and activities such as our upcoming partnership with … [Read more...]

Infographic: Flourish Word Cloud


To help you get the most out of Flourish we are always looking for ways to make our huge database of resources more accessible (and fun) to browse. These visualizations are just one small snap-shot of what Flourish is and what we love to write … [Read more...]

Interactive Map: Who’s Where in Creation Care

The Creation Care Map is an interactive geographical database of Flourish's friends, articles and features. Each pin represents an organization or individual working to steward their little patch of creation and help others do so as well along with a … [Read more...]

Help Us Plant 10,000 Trees By Friday!


Here's a surprise: To plant a tree, you don't need gardening gloves, a shovel, or even a plot of land. All you need to plant a tree in the next few days is $1 and a desire for change. That's because we're partnering with our friends at Plant With … [Read more...]

Help Keep Flourish Going in 2011!


Dear Friends, From the comfort of home, and armed with multiple Web newsfeeds, anybody can be an expert on environmental issues. Right? Well, maybe. But that's not the whole picture: There's a lot of environmental propaganda out there. … [Read more...]

Book Review: Walking Gently on the Earth

Instances of the term "creation care" appearing in books published in the last 25 years. (Courtest Google Ngram Viewer).

In the past decade so many books have been published on the topic of creation care that even the most ardent readers may find themselves wearying of one more creation care title on bookstore shelves. However, according to Flourish Managing Editor … [Read more...]

Poisoning Trees for Sport and for Spite


By Andrew Pulte and Gregory L. Bock By the 1830’s a grove of 300-year-old Southern live oaks located in what is now modern day Austin, TX was a known meeting place for Comanche and Tonkawa tribes.  Fast forward almost two centuries of … [Read more...]

Busyness, Rest, and the Gospel

"Stillness is not something that comes easy to most of us.  Most of us don’t live lives of serene Wyoming-wilderness stillness; rather we live lives of extreme busyness—of frenetic motion, frenzy and distress. We run shuttle services for our … [Read more...]

Starting Today: EPA’s National Building Competition

Today marks the opening for entries into the EPA's second annual National Building Competition. Essentially, it is a contest between buildings (including churches) to see who can save the most energy. Competitors will "work off the waste" through … [Read more...]

Inside Flourish

From Kendra Langdon Juskus, managing editor Flourish magazine, Winter 2011   In 2011, the world's population will hit seven billion, just 12 years after it reached the watershed 6 billion mark in 1999. Many environmental awareness advocates … [Read more...]

Snow and the Gifts of the Lord

By Andy Patton [Ed. note: This article is part of our series of weekly reflections, called Deep Down Things, published on Wednesdays.] It snowed on Christmas in my part of the world, big, slow flakes that blanketed the ground in white and the … [Read more...]

The Fall 2010 Edition of Flourish Magazine Is Now Available!

The Fall 2010 edition of the magazine is available in entirety. Read it right here. … [Read more...]

Year End Creation Care Ideas from the Flourish Archives

By Andy Patton [Ed. note: This article is part of our weekly series of church activities, called Cultivating Community, published on Thursdays.] 2010 has come and (almost) gone so we here at Flourish are taking a retrospective look back into … [Read more...]

How Your Church Can Help Shelter Animals Find Their Way Home


[Ed. note: This article is part of our series of weekly church activities, Cultivating Community, published on Thursdays] “If 10 percent of folks who purchase pets from pet stores would adopt instead, there would be no animals in … [Read more...]