Exploring the gospel principles of earth stewardship

Posts tagged with “stewardship”

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…

Addressing Hunger through Consecration and Conservation

Saturday, 9 June, 2012

If you aren’t aware that over one billion people will go to bed hungry tonight, it’s time to become aware. With the world’s population recently passing seven billion people, many have wondered if the world can continue to support the burgeoning population of the world. Books such as The Population Bomb in the 1960s warned…

Losing a Testimony

Friday, 24 February, 2012

Driving home after dark this week, I pulled over to look at the planet Venus towering over a crescent moon. Jupiter shone brightly even higher in the sky. I set up my spotting scope and gazed at the moons of Jupiter. My mind expanded as my eyes soared through the heavens. As they did, the…

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…

Earth stewardship: Personal virtue or basis for policy?

Monday, 22 August, 2011

This is a guest post by Peter. A United States Vice-President once notoriously dismissed conservation as “a sign of personal virtue,” but not a basis for a comprehensive energy policy.  I’ve thought about that dichotomy many times as I’ve listened to earth stewardship conversations.  I’ve noticed that people tend to approach the principle of stewardship…

I cannot condemn you: A lesson from yoga to stewards

Saturday, 6 August, 2011

One of the best lessons I have learned from years of teaching yoga is to be non-judgmental. Let me explain. In doing a forward bend, some people can easily fold in half and grab their feet. Some may even be able to stand on a step, and reach down below their feet without feeling any…

Salvage and Salvation

Thursday, 4 August, 2011

The landfill at Springville is two stories high, with a steady line of trucks bringing more. We went there to dump a truckload of concrete-like slag from Geneva steel that we’d dug out of our garden. Signs posted everywhere warned against salvaging. The saddest thing was that so many of the things being dumped looked…