A Steward’s Prayer

Handful of dirt.

by John Silvius1 Flourish Magazine, Fall 2009 1 Father in Heaven, Thank you for Your abiding presence At the dawn of this new day. The glory of Your throne shines forth, The heavens show Your wisdom on display; And together Your Word and … [Read more...]

The Art of Animals

Croatian artist Lidija Ivanek

By Ben DeVries of Not One Sparrow [Ed. note: this article is part of our weekly series of reflections called Deep Down Things, published on Wednesdays.] This summer I bumped into the work of Croatian artist Lidija Ivanek, much of which has … [Read more...]

Deep Down Things: There is a balm in Gilead


Marilynne Robinson's novel Gilead has been around for a few years, but I only recently read it. I'm glad I'm finished with it now, not because it wasn't good, or even transcendent. It's both. But upon finishing it, I felt like Moses on Mount Sinai, … [Read more...]

Weekly Reflection: That Beauty May Flourish


By Jim Jewell Last spring we planned a family trip to the Grand Canyon. I had been to the Canyon once before and had slept under the vivid starry skies of the northern Arizona high desert so I could see the rising sun begin lacing early ribbons of … [Read more...]

Birds and music


Art, nature, and the built world collide in this beautiful little project. Here's the story behind it from creator Jarbas Agnelli: … [Read more...]

Beauty is NOT subjective


By Rusty Pritchard My friend and colleague Jim Jewell has an article in The Other Journal’s special issue on Aesthetics, in which he argues that creation care must be rooted in an appreciation of beauty. Environmental stewardship entails a good … [Read more...]

Today’s Dose of Beauty

The New York Times

This article in the New York Times caught my eye--and my ear, and my nose, and my taste buds--for its lush descriptions of a garden's delectable abundance. Of course, we can debate the merit of the fruits and flowers found in this garden, as many of … [Read more...]