Winter Backyard Birding Part 2

Field guide & bird list

[Ed. note: this article is part of our series of weekly family activities called Family Fun, published on Fridays] Go deeper: identify your guests and get to know them Once you've set up some backyard birdfeeders as described in Part 1, go … [Read more...]

Cindy Crosby on Wendell Berry’s “The Gift of Good Land”

Today’s response to Wendell Berry’s essay “The Gift of Good Land” comes from Cindy Crosby, a writer, naturalist, and Flourish contributor whose work appears in Christianity Today, Books & Culture, and Backpacker. “The Gift of Good … [Read more...]

The Environmental Crisis is a Crisis of Character

The Cardinal Virtues

by Rusty Pritchard [Ed. note: this article is part of our weekly series of reflections called Deep Down Things, published on Wednesdays.] Wendell Berry said in The Unsettling of America that the environmental crisis is a crisis of … [Read more...]

Ragan Sutterfield on Wendell Berry’s “The Gift of Good Land”

Today’s response to Wendell Berry’s essay “The Gift of Good Land” comes from Ragan Sutterfiel, a writer and farmer who has contributed to Flourish magazine in the past. “The Gift of Good Land,” was published thirty years ago, and we … [Read more...]

Flourish Book Review: Everyday Justice by Julie Clawson

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Reviewed by Tracey Bianchi Flourish Magazine, Fall 2009 I had a conversation recently with two friends, both women serving the urban poor in Chicago, who shared different views on the impact of their work. One, exasperated, slapped her palm on … [Read more...]

Denis Haack on Wendell Berry’s “The Gift of Good Land”

Today’s response to Wendell Berry’s essay “The Gift of Good Land” comes from Denis Haack, the co-founder and co-director of Ransom Fellowship. “The Gift of Good Land,” was published thirty years ago, and we reprinted it in the Fall 2009 … [Read more...]

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

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Flourish Magazine, Fall 2009 Items of interest springing up around the creation care community 5 Questions For: Margaret Feinberg Margaret Feinberg, recently named by Charisma magazine as one of the "30 Emerging Voices" who will help lead the … [Read more...]

Church Life Blossoms Through Creation Care

Merry Christmas from Flourish! We’re taking time to celebrate the birth of Jesus, the "firstborn over all creation," so in lieu of our regular "Cultivating Community" post, we invite you to enjoy these examples of churches engaging God's … [Read more...]

Margaret Feinberg on Wendell Berry’s “The Gift of Good Land”

Today's response to Wendell Berry's essay "The Gift of Good Land" comes from popular writer and speaker, and a keynote at the Flourish 2009 Conference, Margaret Feinberg. "The Gift of Good Land," was published thirty years ago, and we reprinted it in … [Read more...]

God Made Known in Creation

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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...]

Steven Bouma-Prediger on Wendell Berry’s “The Gift of Good Land”

Thirty years ago, Wendell Berry's pivotal essay on environmental stewardship, "The Gift of Good Land," was published. In the Fall 2009 issue of Flourish Magazine, we reprinted the essay to celebrate Mr. Berry's work, but also to provoke some … [Read more...]

A Steward’s Prayer

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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...]

Feed the Birds in the Bleak Midwinter

Cultivate places where God's creatures can find rest and nourishment in winter.

by Joanna Pritchard [Ed. note: this article is part of our series of weekly family activities called Family Fun, published on Fridays.] Seeds, berries and insects are scarce in winter. Birds flock to feeders for a welcome meal, especially … [Read more...]

Don’t Walk Alone: Doing walkability audits as a church community

Why did the children cross the road? Because they could! www.pedbikeimages.org / Dan Burden

What is the closest shop to your church? Or place to eat lunch? The nearest residential street? School? Can you walk to these places after leaving a Sunday service? Can the church staff walk to any significant destinations during the week? Does it … [Read more...]