Brown featured speaker for Creation Care at Wayland

November 7, 2014

PLAINVIEW – This week will mark Creation Care Week at Wayland Baptist University as special programs and emphasis is place on human responsibility in taking care of God’s creation. The emphasis has become an annual event for Wayland, not only on the Plainview campus, but at the university’s external campus locations as well.

Strongly focused through the efforts of Wayland’s Dean of the School of Mathematics and Sciences Dr. Herbert Grover, Wayland began placing an emphasis on Creation Care in 2009 with a series of chapel lectures and a two-day workshop. Rev. Edward Brown, Director and CEO of Care of Creation, was one of the initial speakers and led the workshop in 2009. Brown returns to Wayland this week, speaking in chapel at 11 a.m. on Nov. 12 in Harral Auditorium, as well as speaking to other classes and interest groups during the week.

“He is a very accomplished and engaging speaker,” Grover said.

Brown serves as Senior Associate for Creation Care for the Lausanne Movement. Through the Lausanne Movement he directs the work of Care of Creation in the United States as well as Kenya and Tanzania. He is also responsible for developing a global creation care network. He also has served as Chief Operating Officer for Au Sable Institute of Environmental Studies.

The public is invited to hear Rev. Brown during Wednesday’s chapel service. He will also speak with church groups on Wednesday evening. Details are still being finalized for that event. Contact the School of Math and Sciences for more information at 291-1115.

While on campus, Rev. Brown will speak to religion students on Tuesday morning, as well as Dr. Grover’s general ecology class on Tuesday afternoon. Wednesday’s schedule includes a general biology class in the morning as well as conducting a faith and science seminar Wednesday afternoon.

On Thursday, Brown will travel to San Antonio where he will be a featured lecturer at Wayland’s San Antonio campus.

Brown has written two books, Our Father’s World and When Heaven and Nature Sing. His Care of Creation organization has a mission to “pursue a God-centered response to environmental challenges that brings glory to the Creator, advances the cause of Christ, and leads to a transformation of the people and the land that sustains them.”