Flourish Magazine

Spring 2012 Table of Contents

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Inside Flourish
By Rusty Pritchard, Editor | Thanks to our founding managing editor, Kendra Langdon Juskus.


A Call to Compassion from Our Brothers the Animals
By Kendra Langdon Juskus | Our treatment of animals is less about animal rights than it is about what kind of people we are.

Romans 1:20 Moments
By Nancy Sleeth 
| The Amish teach us that living less in the man-made world and more in the God-made world can reveal the heart of the Creator.


Where We Live: Earth Day’s Forgotten Founder
By John A. Murdock | The Christian roots of the original Earth Day: It wasn’t April 22, and it wasn’t a protest movement.
Common Grace: “Do You Know When the Goats Give Birth?”
By Rachel Stone | A Lenten reflection on animal birth, and what it can teach us about God’s common grace.
Global Community: Conservation as a Priority for the Church (coming soon)
By Rusty Pritchard | Climate is always changing. Climate-proofing our common-good investments makes sense for ministries and the people they serve, whether people are causing climate change or not.
Sprouts (coming soon)
Items of interest springing up around the creation care community.
Toolshed: How to Score a Sustainable Potluck (coming soon)
By Jennifer Bryson | Use this handy scoresheet to host a potluck competition at your home or church.


Apps| Audubon Birds by Green Mountain Digital and iBird Explorer Pro 5.1 by the Mitch Waite Group (coming soon)
Reviewed by Rusty Pritchard | Two apps that give you field guides and a range of surprising features not available in paper.
Book | Fair Food by Oran B. Hesterman (coming soon)
Reviewed by Sara Sterley | A national leader in sustainable agriculture and food systems points to what comes after “conscious consumerism.”
Books | Poor Economics: A Radical Rethinking of the Way to Fight Global Poverty (coming soon)
Reviewed by Rusty Pritchard | Two books about living out big missions within the small fields of home and family.


By D.S. Martin

The Last Page

Everything is Interesting
by Jerram Barrs | Confront the culture. Banish boredom. Connect to Creation.

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