Inside Flourish

From Kendra Langdon Juskus, managing editor Flourish magazine, Winter 2011   In 2011, the world's population will hit seven billion, just 12 years after it reached the watershed 6 billion mark in 1999. Many environmental awareness advocates … [Read more...]

Taking Creation Care One Month at a Time

[Ed. note: This article is part of our weekly series of church activities, called Cultivating Community, published on Thursdays.] “Bird by bird.” That’s the key phrase in Anne Lamott’s book by the same title, which is a guide to … [Read more...]

Which to Save: Earth or Souls?

There is a false dichotomy stuck in the mind of modern Christianity that saving the planet and saving the souls that fill it are two different enterprises. From the Christopher James' blog: "There's a debate in Christian circles which goes like … [Read more...]

Free Composting Webinar Hosted by Renewal

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Pound for pound composting is one of the simplest and most helpful things an individual can do to start taking care of creation right away. Turning your food waste is as simple as piling it up outside and letting the natural processes of the earth … [Read more...]

February 2nd, 2011: Not Just for Groundhogs This Year

[Ed. note: This article is part of our weekly series of church activities, called Cultivating Community, published on Thursdays.] On February 2nd, a reluctant little groundhog in Punxsutawney, Pennsylvania, will be coaxed out of his hole … [Read more...]

Creation Care: God is the Reason

There are lots of reasons to care for the Earth. Here are some. Here are some. Here are some others. But Tom Rowley, writing at A Rocha, says at the end of the day for Christians one reason should be primary: God. "For Christians, the primary … [Read more...]

Your Creation Care Calendar for 2011

January 2011 calendar page.

[Ed. note: This article is part of our weekly series of church activities, called Cultivating Community, published on Thursdays.] Mark your calendars! With the flip of the page onto January 2011 a few days ago, we entered a new year full of … [Read more...]

Why Should Christians Care For the Earth?

By Andy Patton [Ed. note: This article is part of our series of weekly reflections, called Deep Down Things, published on Wednesdays.] God sees the world as a good in its own right, not as our expendable playground. If that is true, then part … [Read more...]

More Creation Care New Year’s Resolutions From Flourish

My wife, Lindsey, and I out for a walk.

For some reason the new year makes us want to change our lives. Call it a quirk of the circular calendar. We join the gym, swear off sweets, promise to call our fathers more. One wonders, if the year were a line and we never came back to the same … [Read more...]

If Only I Would: 7 Creation Care Resolutions for 2011

Light bulb with the words "Resolution is in your hand."

By Jim Jewell [Ed. note: This article is part of our series of weekly reflections, called Deep Down Things, published on Wednesdays.] I am over 50 years old, but my environmental sensibility is young. It has only been about … [Read more...]

Quotable Creation Care: Madeleine L’Engle on the Seduction of Success

Hand grabbing money.

How to stay open? How to make sure that the voice we hear is the voice of the Lord? There are all kinds of dirty devices that get in the way, a principal one being the climate of success in which we live, … [Read more...]

Get Outdoors this Christmas!

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[Ed. note: This article is part of our weekly series of church activities, called Cultivating Community, published on Thursdays.] The holidays can mean lots of eating, lounging around, and whining "I'm bored." What a waste! Christmas break, … [Read more...]

A Prophecy for Creation Comes True

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[Ed. note: This article is part of our series of weekly reflections, called Deep Down Things, published on Wednesdays.] A shoot shall come out from the stump of Jesse, and a branch shall grow out of his roots. … [Read more...]

Quotable Creation Care: And Heaven and Nature Sing

Joy to the world, the Lord is come! Let earth receive her King; Let every heart prepare Him room, And Heaven and nature sing, And Heaven and nature sing, And Heaven, and Heaven, and nature sing. … [Read more...]