When the Goats Give Birth

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By Rachel Stone Flourish, Spring 2012 Four years ago this month, on a brilliant Sunday afternoon, my husband drove our fourth-hand Volvo through the high road winding through the farmlands of Fife, in Scotland, while I alternately let out … [Read more...]

The Gift of Good Land

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By Wendell Berry Flourish Magazine, Fall 2009   “Dream not of other Worlds …” Paradise Lost VIII, 175 We asked Christian leaders to offer fresh reactions to Mr. Berry's essay. We got quite a response. My purpose here is … [Read more...]

Wendell Berry: Think Little

Wendell Berry writes in his essay, Think Little, of the tendency for Americans, who have, according to him, lost their "private life" to think of change in increments of organizations, rather than actually changing the way they live their own … [Read more...]

Wendell Berry: Community Brings Flourishing

Wendell Berry writes in "Men and Women in Search of Common Ground" of how community can bring trials and suffering, but it is in those very trials that our good hope lies. His says that binding ourselves with the closest relational ties in life … [Read more...]

Wendell Berry, C.S. Lewis, J.R.R. Tolkien and the Dangers of a Technological Mindset

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By Matthew Dickerson Flourish magazine, Fall 2010   Genetic engineering in the foods you eat. Advanced surgical equipment. Military weaponry. The Internet and social networking. The stove in your kitchen. Technologies are becoming … [Read more...]

More Than a Trend: Why Creation Care is Good for the Christian Soul

by Margaret Feinberg [Ed. note: This article is part of our series of weekly reflections, called Deep Down Things, published on Wednesdays.] We’ve been in the throes of the trendy green movement for several years now. We’re learning … [Read more...]

Christians and Technology: Drawing Lines in the Sand

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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...]

Quotable Creation Care: Sacrament and Desecration from Wendell Berry

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To live, we must daily break the body and shed the blood of creation. … [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...]

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...]

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...]

Dean Ohlman on Wendell Berry’s “The Gift of Good Land”

Today’s response to Wendell Berry’s essay “The Gift of Good Land” comes from Dean Ohlman, who manages the website Wonder of Creation for RBC Ministries. “The Gift of Good Land,” was published 30 years ago, and we reprinted it in the … [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...]