Film | Cool It

Reviewed by Rusty Pritchard Flourish magazine | Fall 2010   Sometimes the second version of a film idea is better than the original. In 1969 and again in 2003, The Italian Job’s Mini Coopers allowed bank robbers to escape a traffic jam … [Read more...]

Film | Deep Down

Reviewed by Anna Jane Joyner Flourish magazine, Summer 2010   Steeped in Appalachian culture, Deep Down is a moving story about the struggles of two coalfield residents in eastern Kentucky. It encapsulates the complex struggle of … [Read more...]

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

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...]

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

Flourish magazine, Spring 2010 Five Questions For: Jonathan Merritt Jonathan Merritt’s first book, Green Like God: Unlocking the Divine Plan for Our Planet, is the result of one man’s journey into deeper faith through the revelation of … [Read more...]

Turn the Lights Down Low and Enjoy the Show: Watching Environmental Films in Church

[Ed. note: This article is part of our weekly series of church activities, called Cultivating Community, published on Thursdays.] Some movies are church-audience-friendly: Fireproof; The Lion, the Witch, and the Wardrobe; and the Left Behind … [Read more...]

Film | “Food, Inc.”

Reviewed by Rachel Stone Flourish Magazine, Fall 2009   The old story goes that when Adam and Eve realized what they'd done, they hid from God, much as my four year-old hides when he's taking apart the computer keyboard, or when … [Read more...]