Quotable Creation Care: N.T. Wright on Cultivation vs. Force

Nicaraguan church with overgrown rooftop.

The creation stories in Genesis 1 and 2, some of the most profound and evocative stories ever written, certainly don’t envisage humans tyrannizing creation.  Try doing that to a garden, … [Read more...]

Quotable Creation Care: J. Sterling Morton and the Next Generation

Each generation … [Read more...]

Quotable Creation Care: Scott Sabin on Creation’s Boiling Point

Like a frog in a pot of water who doesn't notice when the water is gradually heated to the boiling point, … [Read more...]

Quotable Creation Care: David Shi Explains What Simplicity Isn’t

Simplicity in its essence demands neither a vow of poverty nor a life of rural homesteading. … [Read more...]

The Distinction Between Humans and Animals: Make Way for “Non-Human Persons?”

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by Ben DeVries [Ed. note: This article is part of our series of weekly reflections, called Deep Down Things, published on Wednesdays.] Lauren Merritt recently pointed me to a post from Albert Mohler, president of Southern … [Read more...]

Don’t Throw it Out! Give Old Books New Life With a Book Donation Day

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Children grow up, parents downsize, moves happen, and before you know it, that comprehensive collection of Berenstein Bears books no longer has a place in your home. But 100-plus books seems like an awful lot of paper (and good reading material) to … [Read more...]

Christian Environmental Stewardship: More Than Going Green

[Ed. note: This article is part of our series of weekly reflections, called Deep Down Things, published on Wednesdays.] by Kendra Langdon Juskus “Personal happiness, joy, and fulfillment are not what we seek first of all in life. Instead we … [Read more...]

I See You: Reflections on “Avatar” and the Importance of People and Place

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by Steven Garber Flourish magazine, Spring 2010   Putting on 3-D glasses so that I could “see” the story of Avatar that James Cameron has brought to the screen, twice I joined the millions who made the film millions. For people who … [Read more...]

A Day of Prayer for Creation

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Today is the National Day of Prayer for Creation, and Christians around the nation are joining together to pray for the flourishing of creation's health and beauty, the restoration of broken and degraded systems and relationships, and the wisdom to … [Read more...]

The Flourishing Church: Transforming a Church Yard, One Blade of Grass at a Time

by Scot F. Martin Flourish magazine, Spring 2010   “Anti-Christ Turf Monster!” That’s what we’ve dubbed our seven-plus acres of turf grass on the property of Trinity Covenant Church in Livonia, a suburb of Detroit.  (Full … [Read more...]

The Gulf of Mexico Oil Spill and Creation Care

The explosion that triggered the oil spill occurred on Earth Day.

[Ed. note: This article is part of our series of weekly reflections, called Deep Down Things, published on Wednesdays.] By Russell Moore As I type this, I am looking out at the Gulf of Mexico. You could have seen a similar sight out the … [Read more...]

Earth Day and the Christian Life

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by Kendra Langdon Juskus Ideally, Earth Day shouldn’t be any different from any other day. If we are stewarding the earth in obedience to God’s command, every one of our days will be filled with the recognition of his glory in the natural … [Read more...]

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

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Flourish Magazine, Winter 2010   5 Questions For: Ben DeVries After completing a final master’s degree project on the Christian foundation for animal welfare at Trinity Evangelical Divinity School, Ben DeVries was inspired to launch Not One … [Read more...]

Gardening with God

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by Christine Sine Flourish Magazine, Winter 2010   Gardening is an important spiritual practice in my life. As part of our commitment to simplicity and sustainability, my husband and I grow as much of our own fruit and vegetables as … [Read more...]