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December 16, 2012
In Memoriam: Kenny Handley, April 13, 1960-December 16, 1982
Today is the 30th anniversary of the death of my wonderful brother, Kenny, who tragically...
December 13, 2012
Cross-post, on Mormon Environmentalism and Political Advocacy
December 11, 2012
Love of Nature
Woody Allen, no nature lover, was fond of saying, “Nature and I are two.” Which...
December 08, 2012
On Parenting, Love, and Surprise
“Love is not love,” famously wrote Shakespeare, “Which alters when it alteration finds.” Love’s high...
November 25, 2012
What Good is the Earth?
In Genesis, we are told that God pronounced the earth and all of its creations...
November 21, 2012
In the midst of the Civil War, Abraham Lincoln promoted the holiday of Thanksgiving....
November 17, 2012
Faith and Scholarship
I am a scholar but I am also a believer in religion, my LDS religion...
November 11, 2012
Exploring Environmental Stewardship at BYU
In a recent post, I described the general questions that would be explored at the...
November 04, 2012
A Podcast of a Recent Interview
Below is a link to a recent interview I gave for Kirk Caudle at Mormon...
October 31, 2012
Conservation, Restoration, and Sustainability: A Call to Stewardship
This is the title of an upcoming symposium on November 8-10, free and open to...
October 28, 2012
Faith and the Origins of Prejudice: A Sunday Sermon
Belief in God would seem to be a straightforward matter. You either believe or you...
October 26, 2012
What are the Environmental Humanities?
Environmental humanities is a new term that we see increasingly used at universities to describe...
October 21, 2012
What value are the humanities?
It is not uncommon these days to hear doubts expressed about the value of a...
October 17, 2012
Prejudice and its Discontents
I recently traveled to Germany, a country where I spent six months of my life...
October 07, 2012
The Enchanted Landscape
The sociologist Max Weber once described scientific understanding as leading to a disenchantment of nature....
October 02, 2012
Climate Change, “Free” Markets, and Politics
BYU sponsored a conference on Europe this week, and one of the panels was devoted...
September 30, 2012
Poetry and Politics, again
Mark Strand recently read his poetry on campus at BYU. In the question and answer...
September 23, 2012
Civility and the Possibility of Community
At the risk of repeating what I have already said about community and about politics,...
September 16, 2012
“And now I know that man is nothing”
I confess to feeling my utter insignificance. Even when I imagine my life as having...
September 09, 2012
Family Relationships and the Outdoors
Recently I was asked to be on the Mike Townsend show at KBYU Radio. Mike...
September 06, 2012
Environmental Stewardship and Mormon Belief
I will be speaking next week at a fireside in a neighboring stake. The topic...
August 31, 2012
The Huckabee Paradox
If you care about the religious values of a political candidate, it is because you...
August 29, 2012
What of Romney’s Mormonism?
Home Waters is a blog that is occasionally dedicated to policy issues, particularly as they...
August 21, 2012
Ecospirituality Workshop (Day #4)
On our final day, we spent the morning listening to a wonderful explication of Buddhist...
August 20, 2012
Ecospirituality Workshop (Day #3)
We spent the morning sitting outside in the sunshine, sharing our nature writing with one...
August 19, 2012
Ecospirituality Workshop (Day #2)
We began the second day discussing the art of nature writing. Tom had asked the...
August 18, 2012
Ecospirituality Workshop (Day #1)
I have been in Centennial Valley in Montana, a very remote and marvelously beautiful valley...
August 13, 2012
Letter to a student (final excerpt #3)
When faced with the extremism of Pharisees, I know it is common to insist that...
August 09, 2012
Letter to a Student (excerpt #2)
It is fair and important to look at the institutional church and ask, “Are the...
August 05, 2012
Letter to a student (excerpt #1)
I wish to post a series of thoughts extracted and revised from a letter I...
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