Book | Genius of Place

Genius of Place book cover

Reviewed by Kelsey Jones-Casey Flourish, Fall 2011 Genius of Place: The Life of Frederick Law Olmstead Justin Martin De Capo Press, 2011, 496 pages Had Frederick Law Olmsted been born in 1990 instead of 1822, he may have been diagnosed … [Read more...]

Fall 2011 Sprouts

Chris Elisara of the Creation Care Study Program.

Flourish, Fall 2011 Five Questions For: Chris Elisara Chris Elisara is an energetic entrepreneur in the world of creation care education. He started the Creation Care Study Program in 1996 and still directs this environmental study abroad … [Read more...]

Books | Radical Homemakers and The Missional Mom

Sara Sterley

Reviewed by Sara Sterley Flourish, Fall 2011 Radical Homemakers: Reclaiming Domesticity from Consumer Culture By Shannon Hayes Left to Write Press, 2010, 352 pages The Missional Mom: Living with Purpose At Home & in the World By … [Read more...]

Book | The Family Dinner


Reviewed by Rachel Stone Flourish magazine, Winter 2011 The Family Dinner: Great Ways to Connect with Your Kids, One Meal at a Time, by Laurie David, with recipes by Kirstin Uhrenholdt Hachette Book Group, 2010, 256 pages You may … [Read more...]

Book | Mere Environmentalism


Reviewed by Jim Jewell Flourish magazine, Winter 2011 Mere Environmentalism: A Biblical Perspective on Humans and the Natural World by Steven F. Hayward AEI Press, 2010, 100 pages During the Christmas holiday, my family spent a lot of … [Read more...]

Sprouts: Items of interest springing up in the creation care community


Flourish magazine, Summer 2010   Five Questions For: Tracey Bianchi Flourish managing editor Kendra Langdon Juskus first met Tracey Bianchi at a suburban diner on a hot summer’s day in 2008. Over mozzarella sticks and milkshakes they shared … [Read more...]

Sprouts: Items of interest springing up in the creation care community


Flourish magazine, Spring 2010 Five Questions For: Jonathan Merritt Jonathan Merritt’s first book, Green Like God: Unlocking the Divine Plan for Our Planet, is the result of one man’s journey into deeper faith through the revelation of … [Read more...]

God Made Known in Creation


Merry Christmas from Flourish! We're taking time to celebrate the "firstborn over all creation," so in lieu of a regular "Deep Down Things" post, we invite you to enjoy this: Dr. Bruce Ware, Professor of Christian Theology at The Southern Baptist … [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...]

Flourish Interview: Margaret Feinberg, Part Two


Writer and speaker Margaret Feinberg calls creation care an "invitation to intentionality" within the Christian faith. Click the link below to hear more about this invitation (and to find out how she met that cute sheep!) in the second part of … [Read more...]