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...]

A Call to Compassion, Not Complicity, for Creation’s Groaning

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[Ed. note: This article is part of our series of weekly reflections, called Deep Down Things, published on Wednesdays.] by Kendra Langdon Juskus In the 2009 film An Education, the lead character, Jenny, an intelligent—but … [Read more...]

Stuck in the Oil Spill: Lamenting Our Way of Life

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[Ed. note: This article is part of our series of weekly reflections, called Deep Down Things, published on Wednesdays.] by Ragan Sutterfield When I was young, around 10 or 12, there was a small forest behind my house with a creek running … [Read more...]

Praying Confidently in the Midst of Disaster

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[Ed. note: This article is part of our series of weekly reflections, called Deep Down Things, published on Wednesdays.] by Scott Williams Helpless as at least 12,000 barrels of oil continue to spill into the ocean each day with no end in … [Read more...]

The Gulf of Mexico Oil Spill Tragedy: How Your Church Can Help!

Oil debris on Raccoon Island, a protected bird breeding sanctuary. (Image courtesy US Coast Guard)

[Ed. note: This article is part of our series of weekly church activities, Cultivating Community, published on Thursdays] The Exxon Valdez oil spill of 1989 thrust creation's vulnerability into the spotlight for many of us for the … [Read more...]