Composting 101: Learning about God’s Original Recycling System

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[Ed. note: this article is part of our series of weekly family activities called Family Fun, published on Fridays] A compost system is essential for your sustainable yard, one which produces little waste and requires few inputs from outside.  It … [Read more...]

Plan Your Wildlife Habitat

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Part 3 of Lines in Winter: Mapping Your Patch of God’s Green Earth [Ed. note: this article is part of our series of weekly family activities called Family Fun, published on Fridays] Last week, in Part 2, we focused on food, and … [Read more...]

A Garden Plan for Food and Wildlife

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Part 2 of Lines in Winter: Mapping Your Patch of God's Green Earth [Ed. note: this article is part of our series of weekly family activities called Family Fun, published on Fridays] Gardening for food and wildlife helps bring us close to … [Read more...]

Lines in Winter: Map Your Patch of God’s Green Earth

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[Ed. note: this article is part of our series of weekly family activities called Family Fun, published on Fridays] Swallowtail butterflies, purple coneflowers, cherry tomatoes, blueberry stains on a toddler's chin. Seems like a world away at this … [Read more...]

Sneak Peek: From “A Steward’s Prayer”

In honor of today being Renewal's Day of Prayer for God's Creation, here is a portion of Dr. John Silvius's fitting poem, "A Steward's Prayer," to be published in its entirety in Flourish magazine (releasing on Monday!). From A Steward's … [Read more...]

Join Flourish in Chicagoland!

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If you live near Chicago, come to one of the city's hottest spots for an intimate conversation with Flourish this Thursday night! Rusty Pritchard and Kendra Juskus will be at The Grand Central to talk about how we can steward creation and each … [Read more...]

Video: Creation calls

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Sometimes we get so consumed with working for creation's protection and renewal that we fail to let ourselves be amazed by it. The best remedy for that is to go outside and be absorbed into God's creation for a bit, but a close second is this video. … [Read more...]

Seeking clean water in coal country

By Kendra Langdon Juskus Most of us probably don't think to thank God for our clean water every day. We assume that we can take clean water for granted in the United States. But in coal country, along the spine of the Appalachian Mountains, clean … [Read more...]

A danger and a hope: part two

By Kendra Langdon Juskus *This is the second post in a series of creation care community responses to a Derrick Jensen article in Orion Magazine. Read part one here. What lies beneath So Jensen’s understanding of personal responsibility is … [Read more...]

Oversimplifying Simplicity?

"Modern life has given us useful, inventive solutions to our complex challenges, bettering life but distancing us from the ability to live simply and knowledgeably off the land." - Lisa Graham McMinn, from her book The Contented Soul Reading The … [Read more...]

Environmental Words

Are you an environmentalist?  That question came out of the 2009 Flourish conference, after Flourish president Rusty Pritchard said in his keynote address that he is not an environmentalist and Restoring Eden’s Peter Illyn remarked in his talk … [Read more...]

Drink Coffee. Do Good.

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Creation care can't be separated from people care--they are intimately intertwined. This year at Flourish Conference we were able to profile an organization that does both well: Land of a Thousand Hills (LOATH) coffee company. LOATH primarily works … [Read more...]

Greening Your ‘Hood Through Intentional Community

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One of the most sincere pastors I have ever met is Leroy Barber. According to his bio, Leroy has spent more than 20 years working to eradicate poverty, confront homelessness, and heal racism. As with most bios, this one doesn't fully portray Leroy's … [Read more...]

New Urbanism

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"New Urbanism" Video One of the most striking presentations at Flourish Conference this year a video on new urbanism called "Built to Last." It was produced by Chris Elisara of Creation Care Study Program and John Paget of Paget Films and was … [Read more...]