Dear Blessed Earth family and friends,We all have those moments when something we read—perhaps something we have read many, many times—suddenly becomes REAL. I had one of these moments recently while reading Psalm 117 in my yearly Bible. This short but reassuring psalm spoke exactly the words I (and perhaps you!) need to hear. Despite… Continue reading “I don’t know how to explain this part to you, Luke!”| December Newsletter 2020
From the University of Michigan and Shelie A. Miller: “Stand in the soda pop aisle at the supermarket, surrounded by rows of brightly colored plastic bottles and metal cans, and it’s easy to conclude that the main environmental problem here is an overabundance of single-use containers: If we simply recycled more of them, we’d go… Continue reading 5 Myths About the Environmental Impacts of Plastic
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Matthew and Nancy Sleeth, and the rest of the Blessed Earth team, want to thank you for your prayers and encouragement surrounding our huge weekend of events in the nation”s capital. It all went better than we could have imagined and we are excited for the next phase of work around the Seminary Stewardship Alliance and… Continue reading Thank you &amp; Earth Day video
What an incredible few days! Matthew and Nancy and the Blessed Earth team hardly stopped this past weekend and we are so very grateful for our partners and the National Cathedral for long hours of preparation. We will be releasing photos and video as well and reflections on what comes next. As we launch the… Continue reading Earth Day 2012 – A time to Celebrate
We are excited to announce the re-release of our film series. You can buy the new DVD and guidebook curriculem by clicking here (just $26 for complete guidebook and twelve beautifully made short films). You can watch the Blessed Earth Film Series trailer here. To learn more, please click here. These materials are wonderful resources… Continue reading Blessed Earth Film Series – Re-release news!
Nancy has been inundated with reviews and interviews relating to her new book, Almost Amish: One Woman’s Quest for a Slower, Simpler, and more Sustainable Life. This review is typical of the positive response. Nancy and the Blessed Earth team are most grateful. Speaking from experience, Sleeth challenges us to simplify in every area of… Continue reading Great response to Almost Amish
By Nicole Neroulias Religion News Service (RNS) The constant loop of disheartening images from the Gulf of Mexico–oil-covered pelicans, dead sea turtles, despairing fishermen–has prompted many Americans to seek ways to do something, anything, to take better care of the Earth. But what, and how? While the political debate over the oil spill”s cause and… Continue reading Oil Spill Prompts Environmental Soul-Searching
Nancy Sleeth, program director of Blessed Earth, discussed the oil spill and other creation care topics last Sunday, June 13, with the Women’s International Perspective. We will post a link where you can listen to the podcast when it becomes available. Learn more about the Women’s International Perspective by clicking HERE.
Greening My American Dream By Nancy Sleeth I knew we’d been the talk of our neighborhood for quite some time—right around the time we’d learned how much electricity the dryer used and we’d begun hanging our clothes out on a line in the backyard. That was something only poor people did—not a respected physician and… Continue reading Blessed Earth featured in ‘Guideposts’
By Jessica A. KnoblauchThe Sacramento Bee/MNN.com Everyone knows Jesus was a carpenter, but did you know that he was also an environmentalist? And that the Bible, with its calls to care for the environment, can serve as a handbook for environmental stewardship when read through a green lens? Author Matthew Sleeth examines these ideas in… Continue reading Author urges a simpler, more respectful way of life
Blessed Earth To Host Live Simulcast from Northland Church in Orlando on April 21; Thousands of Churches To Participate In Unique Interactive Experience Wilmore, KY — One night, one message: The Church United. On Wednesday, April 21, 2010, the eve of the 40th Anniversary of Earth Day, the non-profit organization Blessed Earth and other prominent… Continue reading Largest Faith-Based Earth Day Broadcast Event Announced
By LIZ SWITZER, The Daily News Western Kentucky University’s Community Religious Literacy Project is partnering with area churches and community organizations to sponsor an interfaith conference designed to create dialogue and foster awareness of spirituality as it relates to the green movement and sustainability of the Earth — the first of its kind here,… Continue reading Faith and the Earth at center of summit
By Alyce Gilligan, Relevant Magazine Nancy Sleeth’s mission, along with Blessed Earth, is to inform people of the spiritual benefits of living an environmentally conscious life. We spoke to her about how conservation creates community, small changes that make a big difference and her response to those against talking about creation care. … Continue reading Going Green is Not a Gray Area
Greetings, brothers and sisters. May the joy and peace of Christ find you all well and with loved ones in this season of hope. This is the time of year when we at Blessed Earth look back on the past year and celebrate the doors that God has opened and look forward to our work… Continue reading Year-End Appeal: Matching Grant Opportunity!
By Rachel Sarnoff, Planet Green With all the planning, cooking, and cleaning, the last thing you want to think about is greening your Thanksgiving, right? But this is the perfect time to reflect and reassess your holiday preparations with a nod to sustainability. Top Green Thanksgiving Day Tips Know your guests For most families, tradition… Continue reading How to Go Green: Thanksgiving Day
CAMPBELLSVILLE, Ky.— “How does God speak to you in your life?” asked Dr. Matthew Sleeth, former emergency room physician, at a Kentucky Heartland Institute on Public Policy (KHIPP) event at Campbellsville University recently. Answers from the audience varied from sports, experiences, God’s Word, music and relationships, but Sleeth found nature to be his window… Continue reading Dr. Matthew Sleeth speaks at Campbellsville University
By Drew Dyck, Christianity Today A few minutes into his talk on the church and the environment, Matthew Sleeth, MD, called up a young man named David to share his story. David recounted how he had recently suffered a grand mal seizure. After a trip to the emergency room, David received some devastating news:… Continue reading Matthew Sleeth on the Environment
By Michelle Rupe Eubanks It was that “ah-ha” moment Betty McGee said she was hoping to get from members of First Presbyterian Church of Florence. “It came when we put recycling into context,” she said of the Sunday morning experiment of separating trash from the pulpit into piles of what is garbage and what can… Continue reading Going Green for God