Denise Giardina: Fighting for the Mountains in God’s Country

By Jason Howard and Silas House Flourish magazine, Spring 2010   Denise Giardina is a radical. Perched on the worn couch in her cozy home in Charleston, West Virginia, Giardina doesn’t shy away from this term, a death knell in … [Read more...]

Famine to Feast: The Story of Anathoth Community Garden

by Fred Bahnson Flourish magazine, Summer 2010 The story of Anathoth Community Garden really begins with a murder. On a June afternoon in 2004, Bill King was closing up his shop on the corner of Mill Creek and Carr Store roads when someone … [Read more...]

Beyond the “Green” Commandments

By Dave Timmer Flourish magazine, Winter 2011 Recently I watched a news clip of a woman plugging her new book on “green” living from a faith perspective. Like so many others, her book gives ideas for living a “green” … [Read more...]

Where We Live | The State of the Gulf: Where Has All the Oil Gone?

By Karen Pritchard Flourish magazine | Fall 2010   In April of this year, an explosion occurred on British Petroleum’s Deep Water Horizon drilling platform, killing 11 workers and injuring many more. With this began three months of … [Read more...]

Live Well Where You Live

By Tracey Bianchi [Ed. note: this article is part of our series of weekly reflections called Deep Down Things, published on Wednesdays] Last year I borrowed a copy of Doug Fine’s book Farewell My Subaru: An Epic Adventure In Local Living. … [Read more...]

Flourish Interview: Margaret Feinberg, Part Two

Writer and speaker Margaret Feinberg calls creation care an "invitation to intentionality" within the Christian faith. Click the link below to hear more about this invitation (and to find out how she met that cute sheep!) in the second part of … [Read more...]

Flourish Interview: Margaret Feinberg, Part One

Margaret Feinberg is the author more than two dozen books and Bible studies, a regular speaker at national conferences like Catalyst and CreationFest, and one of Charisma Magazine's "30 Emerging voices" who will help lead the church in the next … [Read more...]

The slow, quiet creep of good change

I'm proud of Illinois. We haven't yet won the 2016 Olympics hosting bid (that announcement comes on Friday), and though we are home to the country's groundbreaking president, our politics have also provided plenty of fodder for the jokes of … [Read more...]

Weekend Events: Rusty Pritchard in the Northwest

Flourish co-founder, Rusty Pritchard, will be speaking in Oregon this weekend: If you're in Portland, join tomorrow's New Wine, New Wineskins conference, "Lifestyle Evangelism in the 21st Century: Building Bridges to Neighbors and Neighborhoods" … [Read more...]

I Want to Green My Hood

By Leroy Barber Published in the Summer 2009 issue of Flourish magazine Is it possible to create a new economy in the hood that would create jobs, lower energy costs, reduce the carbon footprint of an urban neighborhood, and allow neighbors to … [Read more...]