Tom Rowley on Wendell Berry’s “The Gift of Good Land”

Today’s response to Wendell Berry’s essay “The Gift of Good Land” comes from Thomas Rowley, executive director of A Rocha USA, the American branch of the international Christian conservation organization A Rocha. “The Gift of Good … [Read more...]

James Merritt on Wendell Berry’s “The Gift of Good Land”

Today’s response to Wendell Berry’s essay “The Gift of Good Land” comes from Dr. James Merritt, former president of the Southern Baptist Convention and one of today's leading preachers and teachers. “The Gift of Good Land,” was … [Read more...]

Kristen Page on Wendell Berry’s “The Gift of Good Land”

Today’s response to Wendell Berry’s essay “The Gift of Good Land” comes from Kristen Page, a disease ecologist and professor at Wheaton College in Illinois. “The Gift of Good Land,” was published 30 years ago, and we reprinted it in … [Read more...]

Tri Robinson on Wendell Berry’s “The Gift of Good Land”

Today’s response to Wendell Berry’s essay “The Gift of Good Land” comes from pastor, author, and sustainable homesteader Tri Robinson. “The Gift of Good Land,” was published 30 years ago, and we reprinted it in the Fall 2009 issue of … [Read more...]

Ashley Woodiwiss on Wendell Berry’s “The Gift of Good Land”

Today’s response to Wendell Berry’s essay “The Gift of Good Land” comes from Ashley Woodiwiss, who has taught and written widely about Berry's work. “The Gift of Good Land,” was published 30 years ago, and we reprinted it in the Fall … [Read more...]

Michael Abbaté on Wendell Berry’s “The Gift of Good Land”

Today’s response to Wendell Berry’s essay “The Gift of Good Land” comes from Michael Abbaté, an architect, author, and Flourish 2009 conference speaker. “The Gift of Good Land,” was published 30 years ago, and we reprinted it in the … [Read more...]

Norman Wirzba on Wendell Berry’s “The Gift of Good Land”

Today’s response to Wendell Berry’s essay “The Gift of Good Land” comes from Norman Wirzba, a friend of Wendell Berry's whose writing and teaching explores the intersection of faith, ecology, and agrarian and environmental studies. “The … [Read more...]

Cindy Crosby on Wendell Berry’s “The Gift of Good Land”

Today’s response to Wendell Berry’s essay “The Gift of Good Land” comes from Cindy Crosby, a writer, naturalist, and Flourish contributor whose work appears in Christianity Today, Books & Culture, and Backpacker. “The Gift of Good … [Read more...]

The Environmental Crisis is a Crisis of Character

The Cardinal Virtues

by Rusty Pritchard [Ed. note: this article is part of our weekly series of reflections called Deep Down Things, published on Wednesdays.] Wendell Berry said in The Unsettling of America that the environmental crisis is a crisis of … [Read more...]

Ragan Sutterfield on Wendell Berry’s “The Gift of Good Land”

Today’s response to Wendell Berry’s essay “The Gift of Good Land” comes from Ragan Sutterfiel, a writer and farmer who has contributed to Flourish magazine in the past. “The Gift of Good Land,” was published thirty years ago, and we … [Read more...]

Denis Haack on Wendell Berry’s “The Gift of Good Land”

Today’s response to Wendell Berry’s essay “The Gift of Good Land” comes from Denis Haack, the co-founder and co-director of Ransom Fellowship. “The Gift of Good Land,” was published thirty years ago, and we reprinted it in the Fall 2009 … [Read more...]

Margaret Feinberg on Wendell Berry’s “The Gift of Good Land”

Today's response to Wendell Berry's essay "The Gift of Good Land" comes from popular writer and speaker, and a keynote at the Flourish 2009 Conference, Margaret Feinberg. "The Gift of Good Land," was published thirty years ago, and we reprinted it in … [Read more...]

Steven Bouma-Prediger on Wendell Berry’s “The Gift of Good Land”

Thirty years ago, Wendell Berry's pivotal essay on environmental stewardship, "The Gift of Good Land," was published. In the Fall 2009 issue of Flourish Magazine, we reprinted the essay to celebrate Mr. Berry's work, but also to provoke some … [Read more...]

A poem for the season

autumn-mums

Last night a vigorous thunderstorm plundered this part of Illinois, and it left in its wake a crisp fall day. In honor of this seemingly final, abrupt change in seasons, I went searching for a poem for fall and found this one by Wendell Berry, "Wild … [Read more...]