Caution: Imagination at Work

John Dyer

By John Dyer Flourish, Fall 2011 It’s commonly held that adults have lost the propensity for imaginative play. While kids have the ability to look past the world as it is and see the world as it could be, adults are only able to see the … [Read more...]

Fall 2011 Letter from the Editor

By Kendra Langdon Juskus  Flourish, Fall 2011 Welcome to the new look of Flourish! If you have been part of the Flourish community for a while, we hope you enjoy exploring a more streamlined version of the website you already look to … [Read more...]

Going Offline for Goodness’ Sake

Unplugged black cord.

by Kristyn Komarnicki [Ed. note: This article is part of our series of weekly reflections, called Deep Down Things, published on Wednesdays.] This summer I flew to Toronto to see some old friends. In an act of the will that required great … [Read more...]

Technology: A Day in the Life

By Andy Patton [Ed. note: This article is part of our series of weekly reflections, called Deep Down Things, published on Wednesdays.] Recently, in preparation for a lecture I was giving, I tried to make a list of every piece of technology I … [Read more...]

How to Make Sundays Screen Free

Baby or toddler watching television.

[Ed. note: This article is part of our weekly series of church activities, called Cultivating Community, published on Thursdays.] Kids ages 8-18 spend more than seven-and-a-half hours each day on electronic devices. Kids under six watch … [Read more...]

Kids and Nature-Deficit Disorder

You can't love something if you don't know it - this is especially true of the Earth. However, we live in an increasingly technological world where time spent outdoors is being replaced by time spent in front of screens. The move indoors presents … [Read more...]

Christians and Technology: Drawing Lines in the Sand

Man asleep at the computer.

by Brian Janaszek [Ed. note: This article is part of our series of weekly reflections, called Deep Down Things, published on Wednesdays.] We are surrounded by technology. Some may try to avoid particular facets of technology—cell phones, … [Read more...]

Getting Technology Right

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"What WALL-E Got Right." That was the title of a talk Andy Crouch gave at the 2009 Flourish Conference, and if you've seen the charming, intelligent Pixar film about a robot who is much more than metal and electrical pathways, you undoubtedly … [Read more...]