Book | Christians and Catastrophe

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Reviewed by Andy Patton Flourish magazine, Fall 2010 Jonathan Ingleby thinks you should be worried. Very worried. In his book, Christians and Catastrophe (Wide Margin Books, 2010), Ingleby argues that the world is headed for … [Read more...]

Toolshed: A Guide to Giving Abundantly

By Kendra Langdon Juskus Flourish magazine, Fall 2010   Giving is en vogue. And deceptively easy. Actually, it’s as easy as swiping a credit card. Lately it seems that every purchase we make is advertized as a purchase for good: … [Read more...]

A Soup Joumou Church Dinner: A Delicious Way to Help Haiti Replant and Renew

[Ed. note: This article is part of our weekly series of church activities, called Cultivating Community, published on Thursdays.] The new year is coming up, and with it, Haiti's independence day on January 1. This has been a brutal year for Haiti, … [Read more...]

Haiti in the time of Cholera: A Letter from Port-au-Prince

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by Rusty Pritchard [Ed. note: This article is part of our series of weekly reflections, called Deep Down Things, published on Wednesdays.] How long, LORD? Will you forget me forever? How long will you hide your face from me? How long must … [Read more...]

Wendell Berry, C.S. Lewis, J.R.R. Tolkien and the Dangers of a Technological Mindset

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By Matthew Dickerson Flourish magazine, Fall 2010   Genetic engineering in the foods you eat. Advanced surgical equipment. Military weaponry. The Internet and social networking. The stove in your kitchen. Technologies are becoming … [Read more...]

Where We Live | The State of the Gulf: Where Has All the Oil Gone?

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By Karen Pritchard Flourish magazine | Fall 2010   In April of this year, an explosion occurred on British Petroleum’s Deep Water Horizon drilling platform, killing 11 workers and injuring many more. With this began three months of … [Read more...]

More Than a Trend: Why Creation Care is Good for the Christian Soul

by Margaret Feinberg [Ed. note: This article is part of our series of weekly reflections, called Deep Down Things, published on Wednesdays.] We’ve been in the throes of the trendy green movement for several years now. We’re learning … [Read more...]

Mark Your Calendars for the Garden Year

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[Ed. note: This article is part of our weekly series of church activities, called Cultivating Community, published on Thursdays.] This weekend Christians will celebrate the second Sunday of Advent, marking—with excitement and hope—that we … [Read more...]

Quotable Creation Care: John James Audubon Charges Us With Reverence

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Where is the person, I ask, who on observing this glittering fragment of the rainbow, would not pause, … [Read more...]

A Rooted Church: Englewood Christian Church

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By Chris Smith Flourish magazine, Fall 2010   A 115-year-old congregation in one of Indianapolis’s rougher urban neighborhoods might not be the first image to pop into one’s mind when one thinks of a “green” church. … [Read more...]

The Real Earth Day

by Rusty Pritchard My friends know that I'm ambivalent about April 22. A handful of activists declared it Earth Day in 1970, and now it is one of the few "holidays" of wholly secular origin. It's a confusing day for many people, because pondering … [Read more...]

Quotable Creation Care: A Prayer of Thanksgiving from Walter Rauschenbusch

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O God, we thank you for this universe, our great home; for its vastness and its riches, and for the manifoldness of the life which teems upon it and of which we are a part. We praise you for the arching sky and the blessed winds, for the driving … [Read more...]

Giving the Good Life: A Conscientious Christmas Catalog

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by Corbyn Small [Ed. note: This article is part of our weekly series of church activities, called Cultivating Community, published on Thursdays.] This is it, the time of year we’ve all been waiting for: the holiday season! It’s a time … [Read more...]

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

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Flourish magazine, Fall 2010 Five Questions For: Gretchen Peck This summer Gretchen Peck became the coordinator of Renewal, a student-led creation care movement across Christian college campuses. She is based out of Minneapolis but grew up … [Read more...]