Exploring the gospel principles of earth stewardship

Category “Practical Applications”

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…

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…

Our Other New Board Member: Karl Jarvis

Friday, 26 June, 2015

We’re pleased to announce the new member of  the LDSES Board of Directors: Karl Jarvis. Here Karl introduces himself. It was worth the wait! It’s silly, really. I’ve been sitting at my computer, trying to start writing this blog entry for way too long now. I have several false starts and loads of pictures I could…

Home Sweet Home

Thursday, 6 November, 2014

In the oft-repeated words of L. Frank Baum, “There is no place like home.” The concept of “home” is familiar to all members of the human family, wherever they decide to settle down. Not only do we seek a home as a form of shelter, privacy, and refuge from the elements, we also consider home…

The Culture of Permaculture

Thursday, 23 October, 2014

How much do you really prioritize your health? What happens when you’re faced with an illness that doctors can’t treat? Do you resign yourself to the inevitable, or do you work and hope for what may be an exercise in futility? These were questions that Colleen Dick, a mother, wife, and resident of Alpine, UT,…

Reaping What You Sow

Monday, 6 October, 2014

Science, technology, myth and folklore, holidays, food, society, even our sense of time . . . life as we know it. These things are seemingly separate and distinct, but there exists a commonality between them, a common denominator for everything we know. In our modern hustle and bustle, it seems that we forget that the…

Here Comes the Sun

Thursday, 18 September, 2014

When it comes to earth stewardship, there always seems to be a huge motivation gap between action and inaction. Simply believing in the benefit of protecting the earth will not be enough to tackle the growing dilemma that faces future generations; that much is clear. But the step from word to deed often becomes a…

Using a Forest to Build a Bridge

Monday, 30 June, 2014

The terms are “building bridges” and “bridging the gap”.  You hear the terms quite often in attempting to find common ground among groups with diverse viewpoints. Just what constitutes a “gap”?  Can all “gaps” be closed and if a gap is successfully closed, should the “gap” meet in the middle? In the environmental world there…