Exploring the gospel principles of earth stewardship

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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…

Eternal Suffering

Thursday, 5 February, 2015

  In this short essay I want to ask: Is our destiny suffering? In other words, is suffering a celestial activity? And in asking these questions, I hope to shed light on our stewardship. Reading Job and thinking about the nature of suffering, especially in a discussion informed by theodicy, or the question of how…

Five Things We Learned from Our Recent Survey

Thursday, 29 January, 2015

The survey results are in. Forty-three individuals responded to the survey questions and over forty additional comments and observations were sent in.  Surveys came in from as far away as Australia and Germany.   Five concepts came out of the survey that could improve LDSES and assist members in their personal growth and community efforts toward stewardship:…

We Need Your Input! Take Our Survey!

Wednesday, 14 January, 2015

You still have time to take our LDS Earth Stewardship Survey.  Your feedback and suggestions help in determining how effective we can be in promoting stewardship and how best we can serve our members and friends.  The survey results will be on the agenda of the Board’s Annual Retreat to be held January 24, 2015 in Provo, Utah.  We would like…

Membership Survey Now Available

Monday, 5 January, 2015

Is your membership in LDS Earth Stewardship meeting your needs? Have the activities and strategies of LDSES helped you meet your own stewardship goals? Have you grown from your participation in, and utilization of, the resources provided by LDSES?  What more can be done? What motivates you as a volunteer? If you have not joined, then…

Elections for LDSES Board of Directors This Week!

Sunday, 7 December, 2014

On Monday, December 8, the elections for LDSES Board of Directors will commence. The election will end on Monday, December 15. All officially registered members of LDS Earth Stewardship will be invited to participate in the election. If you are a registered member of our organization, you should receive an email earlier tomorrow inviting you to cast…

Sugarless Candy

Monday, 1 September, 2014

I gazed contently over the field containing the fruits of my labors.  After years of having my hands in the soil and late nights experimenting in the garage, I finally developed a product that would save the world- a plant that produced sugarless candy.  Obesity would be gone.  Dental decay would be a thing of…

This is the Place

Tuesday, 15 July, 2014

Jacob lay down on stones for pillows and slept. And in his dreams he saw a ladder reaching up into heaven with “the angels of God ascending and descending on it.” It was a curious thing, to be sure, to find oneself sleeping on stones only to then discover that, as he says in the…

Bumping Into People: A Member-Missionary Approach

Wednesday, 2 July, 2014

Bumping Into People: A Member-Missionary Approach By Søren Simonsen July 2014 July is a wonderful month, as we celebrate the 1,400 mile trek of the Mormon Pioneers from Winter Quarters to the Salt Lake Valley in 1847. Those pioneers who walked with faith in every footstep can inspire us still today. Specifically, they have inspired me…

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…