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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…

Cleaning up the Gulf

Friday, 24 July, 2015

This post comes from Andy Carman, a member of LDSES’s Board of Directors. Spring in South Texas gets to be a soggy affair. We get some fierce thunderstorms, and just after Memorial Day we got one—big enough to make national headlines. Every time we get a storm like that, the system of drainages and bayous that…

The Warm In My Heart

Monday, 23 February, 2015

I. I went to lunch with a few scientists. We talked about the weather. “I am scared,” one of them said. “I don’t think we’ll have much snow in Utah anymore. This warm winter is probably the norm here on out. And if we don’t have wet summers we won’t have any water at all.”…

This Land is Your Land

Friday, 30 January, 2015

There are few things in this world that have affected the life and death of humanity more than land ownership. Land is not simply physical space for growing crops or building homes, but a symbol of stability, prosperity, and perpetuity; as Euripides once mused, “What greater grief than the loss of one’s native land.” Civilization…

On the Move

Sunday, 14 December, 2014

Humans move fast, and we’ve built a world to accommodate that need for speed. We have the internet, where global communication boils down to a few clicks and witty comments; we have cars, trains, planes and many other types of vehicles that make travel a trivial experience. In the interminable hustle and bustle of modern…

Steward of the Year Award 2014

Saturday, 15 November, 2014

LDS Earth Stewardship is an organization dedicated to educating both members and non-members of the LDS Church about doctrine concerning responsible stewardship of the earth. As such, the organization encourages individuals and communities to contribute to conservation efforts and commit to greener living. Once a year, the LDS Earth Stewardship Board of Directors requests nominations for…

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…

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…

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.

Intermountain Bioneers Conference & LDS Earth Stewardship

Wednesday, 3 October, 2012

The 9th annual conference of the Intermountain Bioneers will be held in Logan, Utah.  An “Evening with the Bioneers” will be held at the LDS Tabernacle on Friday, October 19 where the 250-member American Festival Chorus will be directed by Craig Jessop (former director of the Mormon Tabernacle Choir).  There will also be presentations by the Bear…