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

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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

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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...]

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

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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.”

Food, Inc.: A movie only for those who eat.

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...]