My copy of Entrusted: Christians and Environmental Care arrived yesterday. This book is a compilation of the papers presented at the Entrusted symposium hosted by Loma Linda University (Adventist Today | Adventist Review article & book review). Professor William Hayes led the symposium planning team, and the book was edited by Stephen Dunbar, L. James Gibson, and Humberto M. Rasi.
In the book’s final chapter, Floyd E. Hayes and William K. Hayes distill ten major conclusions from the previous 22 chapters (which I won’t disclose here). The author’s then finish by stating:
As we have shown, Seventh-day Adventists recognize and support the Scriptural call to environmental care. Adventists engage creation care in multiple ways and at both individual and corporate levels. Can the Adventist Church do more to promote creation care? We believe the answer is “yes,” and the time to do so is now. We need to increase discourse among ourselves and with others who share our concerns and goals. We need to support those who undertake worthwhile projects that advance environmental education and conservation management. We need to take advantage of the effective witness creation care can serve, incorporating it more effectively with other Adventist messages including health, education, and evangelism. (p. 260-261)