Pursuit of Happiness Spectacularly Unsuccessful in Modern America

What makes a person rich in happiness? (cc image courtesy kevindooley on flickr)

by Rusty Pritchard [Ed. note: This article is part of our series of weekly reflections, called Deep Down Things, published on Wednesdays.] The U.S. Declaration of Independence highlights the fundamental right to the pursuit of … [Read more...]

Summer Creation Care Internship with Restoring Eden

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Our friends at Restoring Eden are going on tour this summer, and you can join them! Restoring Eden, a Christian ministry empowering Christians to engage in creation care through education, public advocacy, environmental stewardship, and nature … [Read more...]

A Green Mama on Learning to Live Wisely and Well

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By Tracey Bianchi Flourish Magazine, Winter 2010 Oh! Teach us to live well! Teach us to live wisely and well! - Psalm 90:12 MSG Earth provides enough to satisfy every man’s need, but not every man’s greed. - Gandhi Craning my … [Read more...]

The Danger of Small Steps in Creation Care

Are we headed anywhere?

by Kendra Langdon Juskus [Ed. note: This article is part of our series of weekly reflections, called Deep Down Things, published on Wednesdays.] “Personal change doesn’t equal social change,” says writer Derrick Jensen in a … [Read more...]

Ed Brown on Wendell Berry’s “The Gift of Good Land”

Today’s response to Wendell Berry’s essay “The Gift of Good Land” comes from Ed Brown, director of the environmental missions organization Care of Creation. “The Gift of Good Land,” was published 30 years ago, and we reprinted it in … [Read more...]

A Hopeful Creation

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By Dean Ohlman [Ed. note: This article is part of our series of weekly reflections, called Deep Down Things, published on Wednesdays. It was originally published at Wonder of Creation.] The creation was subjected to frustration, not by … [Read more...]

Allen Johnson on Wendell Berry’s “The Gift of Good Land”

Today’s response to Wendell Berry’s essay “The Gift of Good Land” comes from Allen Johnson, co-founder and coordinator of Christians for the Mountains. “The Gift of Good Land,” was published 30 years ago, and we reprinted it in the … [Read more...]

Get Ready for the Great Backyard Bird Count

[Ed. note: this article is part of our series of weekly family activities called Family Fun, published on Fridays.] Calling citizen scientists! Next week, February 12 -15 2010, there's a fun and easy opportunity for your family to … [Read more...]

Christian Buckley on Wendell Berry’s “The Gift of Good Land”

Today’s response to Wendell Berry’s essay “The Gift of Good Land” comes from Christian Buckley, author of the forthcoming book Humanitarian Jesus: Social Justice and the Cross. “The Gift of Good Land,” was published 30 years ago, and … [Read more...]

Tracey Bianchi on Wendell Berry’s “The Gift of Good Land”

Today’s response to Wendell Berry’s essay “The Gift of Good Land” comes from Tracey Bianchi, author of The Green Mama, forthcoming from Zondervan. “The Gift of Good Land,” was published 30 years ago, and we reprinted it in the Fall … [Read more...]

Tom Rowley on Wendell Berry’s “The Gift of Good Land”

Today’s response to Wendell Berry’s essay “The Gift of Good Land” comes from Thomas Rowley, executive director of A Rocha USA, the American branch of the international Christian conservation organization A Rocha. “The Gift of Good … [Read more...]

James Merritt on Wendell Berry’s “The Gift of Good Land”

Today’s response to Wendell Berry’s essay “The Gift of Good Land” comes from Dr. James Merritt, former president of the Southern Baptist Convention and one of today's leading preachers and teachers. “The Gift of Good Land,” was … [Read more...]

Streams in the Desert: 5 Steps Toward Restoring Waterways as a Church

There's trash in them streams!

[Ed. note: This article is part of our weekly series of church activities, called Cultivating Community, published on Thursdays.] A stream cleanup: It’s a simple way to engage the community beyond your church’s doors, care and restore … [Read more...]

Kristen Page on Wendell Berry’s “The Gift of Good Land”

Today’s response to Wendell Berry’s essay “The Gift of Good Land” comes from Kristen Page, a disease ecologist and professor at Wheaton College in Illinois. “The Gift of Good Land,” was published 30 years ago, and we reprinted it in … [Read more...]