Terryl Given’s interviews LDS luminaries
The latest two conversations are with George Handley and Adam Miller. These are high quality, one hour explorations of important topics worth listening to.
For George Handley, both our physical and spiritual natures are inseparably connected with the natural world. An important aspect of the Restoration, according to Handley, is restoring our awareness of this connection, treasuring that connection in our hearts and minds and allowing it to heal us.
In his memoir Home Waters, Dr. Handley writes of his passion for creation this way:
“Earth is an odd place to find myself, and this oddness is precisely what makes it so intoxicating. This is a onetime affair, never to be repeated again, and I want all of it.”
In this Conversation, Terryl Givens and George Handley explore how we can enrich our spiritual lives as disciples of Christ through love and care for the natural world that surrounds and supports us.
A very popular Professor of Interdisciplinary Humanities at Brigham Young University, George B. Handley’s creative writing, literary criticism, and civic engagement focus on the intersection between religion, literature, and the environment.
Adam Miller, author of the very popular book Letters to a Young Mormon, as well as Speculative Grace and Future Mormon, just released his latest book, co-published by Deseret Book and the Neal A. Maxwell Institute. It’s entitled An Early Resurrection: Life in Christ Before You Die.
Faith Matters is passing along the video of Miller’s recent guest lecture at BYU, produced by the Maxwell Institute. Here’s an excerpt from that lecture:
“To be fair, life in Christ is not a useful way to live if I’m bent on earning money, looking fabulous, being comfortable, winning prizes, or becoming famous. It’s not a good strategy for maintaining the illusion that my life is my own.
In Christ, such things may or may not come. But, either way, they won’t matter. And, either way, I won’t need them. In Christ, I will have the one thing these idols could never give: I’ll be alive right now. And I won’t be alone.”
Enjoy the full video presentation online here!