Exploring the gospel principles of earth stewardship

Posts tagged with “nature”

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,…

Everybody Ought to Have a Body

Wednesday, 16 October, 2013

A distinctive Mormon doctrine related to creation and stewardship is the idea that embodiment is a necessary prerequisite for god-like exaltation.

Remembering those on the Isles of the Sea

Wednesday, 4 January, 2012

I recently met Greg, a most unusual exile on Tiritiri Matangi, a small island off the coast of New Zealand. Greg is a Takahe. When the first Polynesians arrived in New Zealand, Takahes roamed all across both the North and South Islands. Unfortunately, the rats and dogs that they brought decimated the native birds, especially…

Renewing the Earth

Sunday, 20 November, 2011

When I was a kid, I fully believed that “the earth will be renewed and receive its paradisiacal glory” (Article of Faith 10).  I’m not sure what I thought that meant, but it sounded good.  It still sounds good, and if anything I hope for this more and more each day. As I travel the…

A Sunday Drive Through the Alpine Loop

Thursday, 14 July, 2011

This last Sunday my family was at home lounging around, not really doing much. We have two kids (a 4-year-old boy and a 2-year-old boy). The boys were acting restless—squabbling, whining and what not. It was starting to get on my nerves and so I suggested we all hop in the car for a car…