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Beyond Stewardship: New Approaches to Creation Care

2020 Calvin Symposium on Worship | Workshop

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What if God didn’t place humans on earth to be stewards of creation but to be something else? If not stewards, then what? Calvin biology professor David Warners shared insights from Beyond Stewardship (Calvin Press, 2019), a book he co-edited with Matthew Kuperus Heun, an engineering professor at Calvin. The aim of this book, which includes contributions from scholars in diverse disciplines, was to equip Christians to live better in this world by helping us all think more intentionally about the relationship we have with the nonhuman creation in which we are necessarily and thoroughly embedded. They offered an expanded and enlivened understanding of the place of humans in the context of God’s creation and offered ways we can practice this in the context of a worshiping community.