Exploring the gospel principles of earth stewardship

Category “Earth Stewardship”

God’s Grace (and Peaches Again)

Friday, 28 August, 2015

Dave Dixon’s recent post got me thinking about peaches. I live in northern Utah, and we have two peach trees in the backyard, planted soon after we moved into our house eight years ago. Those Elbertas are about the most delicious fruit I’ve ever tasted, and the anticipation of the peaches coming on brings a…

The Seer Stone and Finding God in Nature

Monday, 24 August, 2015

Editor’s Note: This post comes from Dave Dixon of the non-profit group No Poor Among Them. As many of us know, the Bloggernacle has been abuzz the last two weeks about the seer stone. This shiny, egg-shaped stone, brown with streaks of white, was used by Joseph Smith to produce the Book of Mormon. According…

Peach Trees and Exaltation

Monday, 17 August, 2015

Editor’s Note: Today’s post is by Dave Dixon, co-founder of No Poor Among Them, a non-profit organization that approaches the issue of poverty from a gospel-centered perspective. Dave and his family like in South Dakota, where he works as a GIS analyst.   Last weekend, I went with my family to a peach festival in…

Earth Stewardship in Norway, Part 2: Sustainability

Friday, 14 August, 2015

Editor’s Note: This is part 2 of Joanna Bjerga’s guest post, providing an international perspective for our blog. Part 1 is here.   The sustainable development approach is three pronged: Environmental, Economic, and Societal. Environmental: Greenhouse gas emission create global warming and other environmental issues. Most of today’s emissions are from the wealthy countries of…

Earth Stewardship in Norway, Part 1: All His

Wednesday, 12 August, 2015

Editor’s Note: When we asked for ideas for the blog on Facebook, Joanna Bjerga reminded us that “not all of us are in the US” and asked if there could be an international perspective. So we naturally asked her to write something. And she graciously agreed! Here’s the first of two posts from Joanna, an…

Your Energy Footprint

Thursday, 16 July, 2015

Stewardship is not an intellectual exercise. Stewardship entails understanding in concrete terms the implications of our actions, and using our judgement to best manage the resources with which we have been entrusted. Nowhere is this more true than in the world of energy. Energy pervades our lives. Energy is so ubiquitous that we scarcely see…

A New Board Member: Darren Hawkins

Wednesday, 17 June, 2015

The LDS Earth Stewardship Board of Directors is excited to introduce two new board members. Here’s an introduction to one of them, Darren Hawkins, in his own words—and pictures! Stay tuned for the other announcement soon. Mountain biking last night, my friend and I rounded a bend in an aspen grove, emerged in a meadow…

How Likes Turn Into Love

Thursday, 19 March, 2015

This week on the LDS Earth Stewardship Facebook page, something cool happened. Our page was approaching 900 Likes. We put up a post on our page to encourage people to help us reach 900, and within a few minutes we hit 900. Within hours, we hit 1,000. By the end of the day, we were…

Society and the Individual: Balance and Imbalance in Mormon Ecological Thought and Action

Tuesday, 17 March, 2015

    Society, the Self, and Ecology Ecology in Latter-day Saint thinking has its greatest potential for good when ideals regarding the self and society are fully balanced and expressed. In this essay I will argue that Latter-day Saint doctrines of community include the natural world in profound ways, and elevate the more-than-human to much…

Low Risk Political Cover for a Religion

Wednesday, 25 February, 2015

In a recent LDS Earth Stewardship (LDSES) survey, 93% of respondents indicated that the most important LDSES program was working with the LDS Church to promote and encourage stewardship. Can LDSES efforts be effective and are they worth it? We recently learned that the Pope is set to issue the first-ever comprehensive Vatican teachings on the…