Earlier this year the department of earth and biological sciences at Loma Linda University (LLU) celebrated its 50th anniversary. To mark the occasion, in April 2013 the school hosted an environmental symposium called Entrusted. Numerous scientists, theologians and organizers presented papers, many of which had been published in the book, Entrusted: Christians and Environmental Care. The October/November 2013 edition of the Journal of Adventist Education features a few of these papers. In this interview, Adventist Today speaks with three LLU science professors—Leonard Brand (earth and biological sciences department chair), William Hayes (coordinator of the Entrusted symposium), and Stephen Dunbar (lead editor of the book).
AToday: Stephen Dunbar, tell me a little about the book you helped edit, Entrusted. What is the significance of it, and what are your goals for the book?
Dunbar: It’s a bit of a watershed work because nobody before us in the Adventist church has compiled the kinds of issues that we discuss in the book. There has been work done in other Christian churches, but this certainly adds a different perspective coming from an Adventist viewpoint…
One of the motivations for the book is that we want to get people in the church to be more aware of and thinking about these critically important issues.
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Here is the Table of Contents for the Oct/Nov 2013 edition of the Journal of Adventist Education:
Additional Entrusted Publications:
- Christians and the Environment Topic of April 26-27 Event at Loma Linda University (Adventist Today, 24 April 2013)
- Loma Linda’s Earth and Biological Sciences Department Turns 50 (Heather Reifsnyder & Nancy Yuen, Adventist Review, 23 May 2013)
- Entrusted: Christians and Environmental Care (Adventist Review)
- Entrusted Launched at LLU Symposium (Sandra Blackmer, Adventist Review)
- Owning Creation (Stephen G. Dunbar, Adventist Review)