A catechism of Nature (7): Grass

Are we wearing out the earth’s ability to sustain us, tilling the ground into oblivion, coming to the end of some invisible tether?

A catechism of Nature (5): Autumn

I am an avid hunter and fisherman, but it strikes me that these activities are really more occasions for something else: for looking at the natural world and trying to understand it and, by trying to understand it.

Sir Roger Scruton: Conserving the world

The earth is fundamentally a religious place — a place of belonging and of worship. It is a place of holy sacrifice, with its highest expression in the Christian sacraments, which “rehearse the solution that previous explorations of the sacred could not find, which is the self-sacrifice of God” (p. 20).