Our family’s environmental journey has paralleled our faith journey. As we try to live out what it means to love God with all our heart, mind, soul, and strength, and to love our neighbors as ourselves, we feel inspired to live more simply. The first and most important miracle is that we all came to… Continue reading Miracles for Our Family
Hello, all! Val and I arrived back to Chennai yesterday from a excursion to Delhi. Seven of us from the Dean Foundation drove up for an international conference on palliative care that took place on the 13th-15th (all in one vanwe got to know each other really well). One night we drove until 4:00 am… Continue reading The Trip to Delhi
By J. Matthew Sleeth, MD The news of Greenland’s melting icecap is the latest in a long list of scientific warnings. In 1992, hundreds of the world’s leading scientists, including the majority of living Nobel laureates, signed a joint declaration titled “The World Scientists’ Warning to Humanity.” These 1,600 scientists accurately predicted the magnitude of… Continue reading Will Christians Save the Planet?
Dear friends, I am writing from the Dean Foundation, the organization in India where my friend Val and are currently volunteering. We have only been here a little over a week, but we have both already learned so much. The Foundation provides hospice and palliative care to the terminally ill, both at the out-patient clinic… Continue reading Letter from India
This Tuesday I was walking to the library to do a little bit of studying before class when I saw one of my friends running across campus over to Asbury Seminary on the other side of the street. Her backpack was bouncing up and down because she was running so fast and she was so… Continue reading thanksgiving
A week ago I got to hear Shane Claiborne, author The Irresistible Revolution, speak at my college. Id heard about him before and my parents know him, but it was my first chance to meet him in person. I was thoroughly wowed. He is a gifted public speaker with a real heart for social justice.… Continue reading a call to social justice
In the past few days the weather has gotten rather chilly here in Kentucky and I’ve been thinking about how to care for the environment when it’s cold outside. The heat hasn’t been turned on in the dorms yet, so everyone is finding creative ways to stay warm while they’re studying. My solution—thick socks, my… Continue reading being green in the cold
I just got the October 2008 issue of Shine Brightly, a magazine for young Christian girls, and a piece about my environmental work is the cover story! They have a big emphasis on missional living, which is neat–actually, the whole magazine is so cool that I almost wish I were in grade school again just… Continue reading shine brightly
Check out the Fall 2008 edition of Campus Life’s Ignite Your Faith for some cool coverage of my environmental work — and the Jonas Brothers. There is a review of my efforts on pg. 44 and a list of ways to “go green.” Of all the images that could have been put next to the… Continue reading “ignite your faith” magazine review
Dad and I were given the opportunity to speak at Ichthus, an annual large Christian music festival near where we live. Dad did three sessions and I did one. Dad was great, as always; I managed to short out my microphone and one of the guys from the sound booth had to answer a question… Continue reading ichthus music festival
Now that finals are over (I just finished my take-home on the theme of control in Graham Greene’s The End of the Affair and Amy Tan’s “Rules of the Game”), I now have time to add all the cool links and reviews I’ve collected over the past few weeks. This is a review done for… Continue reading finals are over!
We got a review in Publishers weekly last month! It says: Sleeth, now an Asbury College student, is a precocious advocate for environmental issues. She wrote this book when she was just 15. (And, no, she wasnt homeschooled, if thats what youre wondering.) She shares her passion for Jesus and for saving the planet, in… Continue reading publishers weekly
By Andy Crouch, Christianity Today As our family sits together, eyes closed, we say grace. Today it’s Timothy’s turn. “God, thank you so much for all we have,” he begins in what turns into a typically prolix nine-year-old’s prayer. Eventually he is done—”in Jesus’ name, Amen”—and I turn the key. We have just filled up… Continue reading Rx for Excess
The news of Greenland’s melting icecap is the latest in a long list of scientific warnings. In 1992, hundreds of the world’s leading scientists, including the majority of living Nobel laureates, signed a joint declaration titled “The World Scientists’ Warning to Humanity.” These 1,600 scientists accurately predicted the magnitude of global warming, species extinction, and… Continue reading Will Christians Save the Planet?
Many of us have built lives in which we have neither rest nor work. Our jobs do not stress our muscles and joints. Our rest is a series of events in which we give our minds over to machines such as televisions, computers, and DVD players. We use machines to chop vegetables, brush teeth, wash… Continue reading Physical Work, Spiritual Health
A few weeks ago Mrs. Sleeth and I were traveling, and on Saturday evening we lodged overnight in St. Johnsbury, Vermont. The hotel served a complimentary breakfast the following morning. While enjoying toast and orange slices, I looked over at my fellow travelers. Twenty-five or so adults were present, plus some energetic children (dressed… Continue reading Add 10 Years to Your Life — Guaranteed!
Hurricane Katrina has come, and raged, and passed. Our nation faces a moment as crucial as July 4, 1776, December 7, 1941, or September 11, 2001. We are at a crossroads and have vitally important decisions to make. As a physician, evangelical Christian, and environmental lecturer and writer, I would like to explore the… Continue reading Can Americans Prevent Future Katrinas?
This Earth Day could mark the birth of new alliance between environmentalists and Christians – and that”s good news for our planet. Evangelicals believe that God not only made everything, but that he loves his creation, enjoys it, and claims ownership of it. Yet for the past two centuries Christians and non-Christians alike have taken… Continue reading The Future of Eco-Evangelism